Why Choose Us ?

We value your custom and offer Price, Quality, Choice and Service with advice and information

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 over the last 17 years since opening in 2003 in Ilkeston and since 1991 in Dudley in the West Midlands.

We are about making you a perfect pair of glasses, giving the right help and information to you to help you decide on the perfect pair of glasses for you, your lifestyle, and your budget, whilst still giving the best ongoing help and service available on the glasses buying high street. We make budget to bespoke made glasses with care and skill and very much experience. You are not just a number with us, you are important to us, as we have become to our loyal customers. 

We operate from our own buildings and laboratory and stores in which we have bought and invested, to give us a solid base to trade from. We also supply glasses through our online website and offer a click and collect service.

We employ experienced technicians (our owner being one) who actually make your prescription glasses and lenses, and who are able to give you face to face advice for best options and results  (saving costly mistakes). They are also able to take your vital measurements free of charge as needed to make up a pair of glasses accurately for the best vision.

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 also in Ilkeston in the East Midlands where we are based in our own building and front of lab store.

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, ONE OF THE LARGEST OFFERINGS IN THE MIDLANDS AREA.. 
We offer a new lens reglaze service, a while you wait service, and also cut and fit old lenses into our new frames if you break or want to replace just your frames.

We offer bespoke tinting onsite on our lenses and specialise in Rimless glasses including change of shape of rimless lenses when being reglazed with us to change the size and look of the glasses.

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. We supply low cost glasses and also high end niche and prestige eyewear which is more expensive but still more than competitive with our high street competitors prices. You'll find that unique pair of glasses within our stores or simply a great price for low cost glasses, many made while you wait.

We offer Styling Consultations on all our Designer Boutique brands with fee redeemed. Appointments can be booked online.