About Ilkeston Factory Specs and our instore Designer Boutique.
At Ilkeston Factory Specs we don't test eyes, so don't have the associated costs of an inhouse optician. This has enabled us to save you money on all your purchases of prescription glasses, frames and lenses over the last 17 years since opening in 2003 in Ilkeston and since 1991 in Dudley in the West Midlands.
We employ experienced technicians who actually make your prescription glasses and lenses, and who are able to give you face to face advice for best options and results (and saving you making costly mistakes). They are also able to take your vital measurements needed to make up a pair of glasses accurately.
We make a lot of glasses and lenses onsite within our onsite optical laboratory, and also use outside suppliers for specialised lenses and prescription requirements as well as branded lenses including Carl Zeiss lenses, Hoya and Rodenstock lenses with 30 yrs experience trading in the West Midlands and then also in Ilkeston in the East Midlands.
We offer a 1 hour (or less) service when making up single vision prescriptions and varifocal glasses will be ready to collect within a few days if they can't be made within the hour.
We offer over 2000 budget and non branded frames to choose from in stock and onsite.
We offer within our onsite Boutique hundreds of Designer glasses frames and branded designer sunglasses. These are current styles and we are authorised stockists of our designer brands. Obviously these are more expensive but will still be more than competitive with our high street competitors prices
We don't supply online sell off priced glasses instore or match online prices because our designer glasses come as the latest and current styles, genuine products, guaranteed and replaceable if needed, fitted, and with essential service before and after your purchase, not available when you buy online.
We do sell off some of our branded designer glasses and special online standard glasses deals online on our own website (here). They are not available to buy or to try instore and can only be purchased online. We also offer a click and collect service and a lens order service meaning you can order your lenses inc Varifocals/Bifocals and or coated lenses, to have them fitted into your own frames when you call, so just one journey. This also allows us to take the measurements required when you call and cut your lenses while you wait, the best of both worlds.
So why come to us ?
Budget glasses and great deals
Huge choice of branded designer eyewear
Click and collect
Just new lenses
1 hour service
Expert indepth advice on hand
Realistic high street prices saving money
Complex lenses/rimless/branded lens names
Private consultations (shop to yourself) and fee redeemed
Currently we stock the following glasses frames with prescription lenses.
Tom Ford frames/Porsche Design Frames/Titanium Frames/rimless light weight frames/Calvin Klein frames/Tiffany frames/Hugo Boss frames/Police frames/Ray-Ban frames/Oakley frames/Nike frames/Lacoste frames/Swarovski frames/jewelled frames/Dario Martini frames/Stepper rimless frames/William Morris frames/Longchamp frames/Face a Face frames/ Vinylize frames/IC Berlin frames and many brands of sunglasses from basic to designer
We invite and have taken prescriptions from many local independent and chain opticians
(you are entitled to ask for your prescription after a site test in the UK and any voucher entitlement vouchers (NHS) and buy your glasses from the supplier of choice. The testing optician will still be paid for the site test they have given you.
This is a useful list of opticians and services local to us in the Nottingham/Derby and Leicester areas at which you may decide to have an eye test performed. We have had satisfactory site tests from the following:
Specsavers in Ilkeston
Specsavers in Long Eaton
Specsavers in Beeston
Specsavers in Eastwood
Specsavers in Derby
Specsavers in Nottingham
Specsavers in Oakwood
Scrivens in Ilkeston
Scrivens in Heanor
Scrivens in Alfreton
Scrivens in Nottingham
Scrivens in Derby
DI Blow Opticians in Ilkeston
DI Blow Opticians in Nottingham
DI Blow Opticians Alfreton
DI Blow Opticians Bulwell
DI Blow Opticians Hucknall
DI Blow Opticians Aspley
DI Blow Opticians Kirkby in Ashfield
Hursts Chemists and opticians Ripley
Boots Opticians Derby
Boots Opticians Nottingham
Vision Express Opticians
Vision Express Opticians Derby
Vision Express Opticians Nottingham
Vision Express Opticians inside Tesco
Vision Express opticians Bulwell
Tesco Opticians Derby
Tesco Opticians Nottingham
Costco Opticians Derby
Asda Opticians Langley Mill
Asda Opticians Long Eaton
Asda Opticians Derby
Asda Opticians Nottingham
Asda Opticians Beeston
Gray and Bull opticians Nottingham
Burrows and wozencroft /Burrows opticians Derby
Specs4u Opticians Derby
John Flynn opticians Beeston/Nottingham
I Wear Opticians Heanor
I Wear Opticians Bulwell
Riley and Evans Opticians Long Eaton
Bowler and Charsley Opticians Bulwell
Stephen-Donald Eyewear Nottingham
Loxley Opticians Nottingham
David Clulow Opticians Nottingham
Park Vision Opticians Nottingham
W.E. Phillips Optometrists Nottingham
Brooks and Wardman Optometrists Nottingham
PD Rees opticians Nottingham
Optique Vision - Opticians Nottingham
Optique Vision - Opticians Derby
Stanley H Field Opticians Alfreton
Adams Opticians Arnold/Nottingham
Oakwood Eyecare Opticians Oakwood/ Derby
Oakwood Eyecare Opticians Eastwood