ABOUT US

About Ilkeston Factory Specs Optical Laboratory and Bespoke glasses Prestige 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 many years since opening in 2003 in Ilkeston and 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 the best frame and lens options for best results. We are able to take your vital measurements instore which are essential and needed to make up a perfect 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, and Rodenstock lenses. German excellence.

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 2500 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 sold by consultation. You can book here online to try and buy our Bespoke Prestige Eyewear as we sell these glasses exclusively by style consultation. These are not available on a walk in basis as we wish to give an experience and also keep these glasses pristine for there forever owners. Every frame has it's owner, just waiting to be found.  We sell current styles only with full extended manufacturers guarantee. These are current styles, we are authorised stockists of all our designer brands. We have many more Niche and designer brands instore.

We reglaze your own spectacle frames with new lenses including designer frames, and offer this service online as well as instore.
We also reframe your own lenses into our new frames while you wait both instore and online, so you don't have to buy a complete new pair of glasses.


Why come to us ?
Big choice
Budget glasses and great deals
Huge choice of branded designer eyewear
Great service
Free measurements
Click and collect
Reframes only
Just new lenses
1 hour service
Expert in depth advice 
Styling consultations

Realistic affordable prices
Complex lenses/rimless/branded lens names
Free off street and outside parking
Private Boutique consultations (shop to yourself) 

We invite you to bring prescriptions from local independent and chain store opticians
You are entitled to ask for your prescription after a site test in the UK and any voucher you may be entitled to for help towards glasses from the NHS. The testing optician will still be paid for the site test they have given you.
We can offer a more than competitive price compared to the high street opticians with second to non service and an enjoyable experience. Our choice is second to non and large including budget and branded eyewear.