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Here’s what a true pair of luxury sunglasses looks like

You’ve heard of Ray-Ban. You’ve heard of Tiffany, Gucci and Prada. But you probably haven’t heard of Oxford Vaughan… and that’s kind of the point.

Rachel Carrie, competitive shooter wearing her Oxford Vaughan sunglasses

These sunglasses represent a different level of exclusivity. Just like everyone has heard of Rolex, but most probably won’t have heard of Patek Philippe, who arguably represent the pinnacle of watch craftsmanship. Oxford Vaughan is an equivalent in the world of sunglasses.

The Oxford Vaughan presentation box is a sight to behold

As you open the piano-wood box to reveal these 21kt. gold plated frames sitting on a velvet bed beside their Italian hand-stitched soft leather pouch, you know they aren’t just any old shades.

The fanciest spectacle case from the world’s top designers has nothing on this – and that’s only the start.

Each frame is hand-built in Japan with unsurpassed attention to detail

When you learn that each frame is created from a 140 stage process, you aren’t surprised. That’s what this kind of presentation – and price – represents.

Because these sunglasses cost upwards of £1000. Most people can’t justify that on a pair of shades – and I get that. However if you wanted just one pair of sunglasses, which are timeless and of sufficient quality to last you potentially forever, these should be serious candidates.

The Red Arrows squadron wearing their Oxford Vaughan sunglasses

There’s a reason why the Red Arrows, amongst many other professionals at the top of their field, choose Oxford Vaughan. Not only are the frames of the absolute highest specification; a combination of aircraft-grade titanium, gold or white gold plating and cellulose acetate, but the lenses are some of the finest on the planet.

Polarised lenses eliminate blinding glare from reflective surfaces

The Zeiss insignia in the corner of each lens symbolises the pinnacle of optical precision. The polarised Zeiss lenses in each Oxford Vaughan deliver the clearest, most glare-free vision possible. And that’s one thing that certainly sets this brand apart from other ‘luxury ranges’ – you certainly won’t find lenses of this quality from Ray-Ban etc.

Each Oxford Vaughan frame comes with its own unique serial number laser-etched onto a metal card – this represents your global warranty.

So that’s what you get when you buy a true pair of luxury sunglasses – immaculate packaging, long lasting style and the best vision possible. Are they worth it? Arguably not, but since sunglasses are an accessory we use often (or at least, we should), if you’ve got the money there are worse things to spend your money on.

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The Spectacle Factory is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 15 review(s).


Well they you pay for what you get. It’s definitely true of The Spectacle Factory. There customer service is the best I have experienced anywhere. I was not rushed with any decision and I was made to feel like I was there most important customer. What I paid was an eye watering amount but I got smartlife ziess lenses and frames that are very comfortable. I now also have very clear vision when reading. I thought it was not clear due to lighting in modern offices and homes. Wrong it was bad lenses and persecution not being quite right. Thank you for sorting it all out at the first attempt.

- Heath Christy


ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT I have been using the Spectacle Factory for a long time, but the latest visit was the best BY FAR..... I desperately needed an eye test, and was fitted in quickly. James, the optician, was excellent , as usual. 4 members of staff were outstanding in the service I received. Robert, Ben and Emma were absolutely perfect.....and Ruth, the manager was excellent, as she always is. The best visit by far...I cannot rate this place higher !!!

- K Rhys


Welcomed by and dealt with Robert during the whole process of choosing through to final fitting. Great service, great range of glasses, really helpful and informative. I would highly recommend

- Jenny T


After reading all the positive reviews I decided that a 40 minute drive would be worth it to try and get a new prescription and frames- I wear my glasses all day so need to get this right. I was so impressed with everyone’s desire to be helpful and make sure I was happy at every part of my visit. I wasn’t the quickest at choosing new frames but never felt rushed by Robert. He listened and gave helpful advice as we worked through choosing the frames and lenses I needed. They have a huge range of frames which meant I ended up with a pair I was really happy with. I actually chose a pair of prescription sunglasses as well, which I have been meaning to do for years. I loved the combination of cutting edge technology and personalised service. It’s so nice to see a team that places such a priority on customer satisfaction - they certainly deserve 5 stars.

- S McReynolds


Fantastic service! I attended the spectacle factory over a year ago for an eye test. They were amazing, and so patient with me! My Polaroid frame broke recently, so in desperate need called the spectacle factory to order a replacement frame. They were so efficient and helpful. Also my frames were covered under warranty and I didn’t have to pay a penny. AMAZING. Couldn’t recommend them anymore!

- Rebecca F


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


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


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


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

- Alex


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


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


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



- James


Excellent advice with a fantastic product range,

- Thomas Sayer


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

- Hattie

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