WHY CHOOSE US ?

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We value your custom and offer Quality Spectacles at a fair price. We have a huge selection of guaranteed glasses from basic to prestige eyewear and offer a bespoke Service with care, skill and great advice.

About Ilkeston Factory Specs and our instore Designer Boutique for unique eyewear, and also our low cost budget glasses dispensary - Why us?

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 since opening in 1991.

We offer to make you a bespoke pair of glasses, giving you the right help and information to decide on the perfect pair to suit your lifestyle, personality, style and budget. We make budget to bespoke glasses with care and skill and much experience. You are not just a number with us, you are important to us, as we strive to be for our customers. 

We trade from our own building, Optical Boutique shop and laboratory. We also supply glasses through our online website.

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 frame and lens options. We are able to take your vital measurements free of charge. These measurements are needed to make up a pair of glasses accurately offering the best vision possible.

We sell all types of lenses including Carl Zeiss lenses and Rodenstock lenses.

We have over 30 yrs experience trading in the West Midlands and in Ilkeston in the East Midlands.


We offer a 1 hour service when making up standard 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 non branded and Prestige Branded Designer frames to choose from , one of the largest offerings in the Midlands. 

We are happy to reglaze your own frames including Designer frames.

We reframe - cut and fit your own old lenses into our new frames while you wait.


We offer bespoke tinting onsite on our lenses.
We specialise in Rimless glasses including change of shape of rimless lenses to alter the size, look and style of the glasses.


We sell all our Designer eyewear exclusively by Styling Consultation with your own consultant. Appointments should be booked online on our automated booking platform. We charge a small consultation fee which is redeemed on purchases.