About The Spectacle Factory
We are a family owned independent optician in Preston, Lancashire. Established over 20 years, we’re proud to stock some of the best eyewear in the UK, sourced from all over the world. Over the last 5 years, we’ve consistently been ranked the top rated optician in Lancashire, according to Google reviews, and we strive to deliver industry-leading customer service. Read some of our testimonials here.
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In 1964, Wilhelm Anger developed and patented the ‘Optyl’ material, which was a heat-hardened plastic weighing 20% less than acetate resulting in a reduction of allergic reactions and improved fit through a memory effect that provided permanent elasticity and dimensional stability.
In 1974, the company was renamed Carrera International and established a headquarters in Traun, Austria, and went to partner with automobile designer Ferdinand Alexander to develop the sunglass collection Carrera Porsche Design.
In the 1980s, Carrera sponsored sporting events such as the America’s Cup, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and Formula 1 racing.
In 1996, Safilo Group S.p.A. purchased Carrera and now have headquarters in Padova, Italy. In the same year, the company established its assembly plant in the province of Henan in China.
Gwen Stefani, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, they are spotted with Carrera sunglasses. Carrera sunglasses have been featured in many movies, such as Al Pacino in Scarface, Sylvester Stallone in Cobra or actors Chris Hemsworth (who plays Hunt) and Daniel Brühl (who plays Lauda) spend just as much time in Carrera shades in Rush.
A complete collection of Carrera eyewear is collected by Safilo Private Collection.