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The Spectacle Factory is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 10 review(s).

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Friendly service, thanks to Robert who took the time and care to ensure that I was happy with my new glasses. I would definitely recommend.

- Paul Wellman

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Visited the Spectacle Factory a couple of weeks ago for the first time. James did my eye test and was very thorough and informative. Chose a pair of glasses afterwards with the help of another member of staff. Great customer service. I have always gone to high street opticians before and never sure what glasses suit me. I was allowed to take my time and offered helpful advice. Love my new glasses which I picked up with the week. I will be returning to the Spectacle factory in the future. Far superior in terms of quality and customer service compared to other opticians I have been too.

- J B

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My wife and I both have great glasses (and sunglasses) from The Spectacle Factory. Right from our very first visit we have been very impressed with the highest level of care and attention to detail, both with eye tests and the choice of lenses and frames. They seem to have a flair for helping you to choose the right glasses. Once your order is ready, nothing is too much trouble to ensure that the fit and the suitability of your glasses is perfect for your needs and that you are completely happy. Their ongoing service is second to none. We can highly recommend The Spectacle Factory..

- Geoff Gosling

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Came in today for help with some frames, repaired no questions asked, there and then on the spot Brilliant service

- Alex

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All the staff are so helpful and switched on to all your requirements I would recommend them all day what a good experience

- Roy gardiner

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The Spectacle Factory offer me the kind of customer service and ability to customise my choice of spectacles that just is simply not available on the High Street. From Initial contact, to delivery of the finished product, you are treated like a loyal friend. Nothing is too much trouble. Unbiased advise, on choosing the correct spectacles for your particular application. A vast range of frames from the very cheapest to the latest designer frames. I choose the Spectacle Factory, because they can provide me with, customised glasses, to align with my particular needs and requirements. Most high street opticians have a 'one size fits all' attitude. The Spectacle Factory does not subscribe to this theory and treats every client as an individual. Their eye sight is very comprehensive and is 50% longer than the industry standard. If you value your eyesight, and want the very best care, this is the place to visit.

- Paul van de Rooy

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Rob and the team were excellent help with the professionalism and advise . I will become a faithful member of the spectacle factory!! Thanks again team

- Dan Amin

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- James

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Excellent advice with a fantastic product range,

- Thomas Sayer

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Highly recommend The Spectacle Factory - excellent service will definitely be using again.

- Hattie

Looking For Lightweight Glasses?

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If you are Looking For Lightweight Glasses have a read of our informative guide on the best picks that are currently out there.

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If you want the most comfortable glasses possible, the best way to achieve that is by opting for lightweight frames. Here at The Spectacle Factory, we stock several ranges of ultra-lightweight glasses. In this blog, I’m going to talk about a few of them.

 

The best glasses you can buy?

 

 

My usual recommendation when someone asks for lightweight glasses is Reykjavik Eyes. I personally believe they are technically the best eyewear available today. They are made from titanium – but lots of glasses are made from titanium. What makes Reykjavik Eyes special is that they’re made from one piece of titanium.

Reykjavik-Eyes

That remarkable feat of engineering means no screws, no solders and no springs – three things which usually mean increased weight and of course can also be weak points.  As a result, these frames are probably the strongest in the world despite their apparent fragility.

 

Now, functional glasses don’t usually equate to cool glasses… but that’s not the case here. Reykjavik Eyes are designed by Gunnar Gunnarson, a young, trendy inventor who paid as much attention to style as he did to functionality. I think these glasses are very cool, in a typical minimalist Scandinavian way.

Gunnar-Gunnarson

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The Official Lightest Glasses in the World

 

That accolade goes to Flair. The inventors of rimless glasses, Flair have always led the way when it comes to feather light frames. Their model 916 weighs something crazy like 3 grams. It is so light it doesn’t even need nose pads:

Model-916

 

That piece is great if you like glasses which disappear. But if you want a bit more bling, Flair are great at that too:

Flair

 

 

Many of their frames are either gold plated, or solid gold, and feature the highest-grade Swarovski crystals.

 

All our Flair rimless glasses feature a unique mounting system which means that, unlike other rimless glasses, they don’t come loose. They are in fact incredibly flexible, so you don’t need to worry that you’re going to break them.

 

 

Lightweight but Fashionable

 

Arguably the most stylish lightweight glasses are MODO’s Paper-Thin titanium range.

MODO

To look at this frame, you wouldn’t think it was particularly lightweight. Think again. The Paper-Thin collection weigh just 6.8 grams. And you get an ultra-modern look:

 

It’s a really eclectic range too, which virtually every shape and colour you can imagine:

Modo-Colour-Range

MODO also do some really cool lightweight sunglasses. Check out this video:

 

 

So those are my 3 top picks for lightweight glasses. Across just those 3 brands, we stock over 100 pieces for you to try on in our Preston store. Plus over 1000 others.

I think we have the biggest stock of lightweight glasses in Lancashire.

So if you’re looking for comfort and a style that reflects your character, you’ve found the right place. If you’ve any questions, just tweet me @specfactory or call us on 01772 312213.

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