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Buy Bespoke Tinted Lenses Online/Instore

Bespoke and mixed Tints Online

Our Bespoke Lens Tints Come in Many Colours for a Unique Look. Generally Bespoke Cosmetic Tints Look Best in Subtle Tones and Shades (grade 1 to 3) and Full Sunglasses Tints work Better as a Full 85% Absorption (grade 5). Take a Look at the Examples Below. Read More About Tints

How to Order From us Online

How our bespoke tint service works:


Prescription (Long Distance Single Vision) & No Prescription Tinted lenses for a bespoke cosmetic effect or as sunglasses with full uv coating. 


Prescriptions up to Sph's +/- 4.00 & Cyl's up to +/-2.00 inclusive. We cannot process orders above these powers. Fee's apply see our T&C's

1: Style

Place your order with us choosing the tint style -

A: Solid all over tint

B: Graduated tint colour of your choice, (usually darker at the top like a grade 3 or 5  which we will grade down to the bottom of the lens reaching a grade 1 in the same colour))

C: Bespoke colours not listed or a graduated bespoke 2 colour tint if you can provide an example for us to copy as instructed.


2: Colour

Choose a tint colour (For solid and 1 colour graduated tints) or again choose Bespoke and 2 colour tint option as advised. You can advise us of your 2 colour tint needs from the Info section on the Cart Page.


3: Prescription

Tell us if you need no prescription blank lenses, or full prescription distance lenses.


4: Declaration

Tints cannot be altered once supplied

5: Add to Cart & Complete

Proceed with your order (remembering to tell us your prescription if required at the top of your Cart page. If you've chosen two colour or bespoke tint options remember to let us know your requirements in the information section in Red "send your instructions here" on your Cart Page.

Remember to enter your prescription if needed from the Cart page if you'd like prescription lenses fitted. This won't be needed for plano no prescription lenses.

We'll contact you if we think we need to clarify. 


Then send your glasses frames to us at 

Ilkeston Factory Specs/ 135 Lower Bath Street/ lkeston/ Derbyshire/ UK/ DE78AS.

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It's worth bearing in mind that if you are sending your parcel to us as a 1st class signed for delivery it can take between 1 and 5 days to arrive according to the post office. If you are forwarding your parcel using Special Delivery it is usually delivered for the next working day we are open and the same when posted back out to you.

Read our Google Reviews about this Service

Masao Kobayashi

Google 10th March 2024

I did a random search on Google for businesses that tint lenses for glasses. Everyone I came across could only produce the same dreary brown, grey, green or blue. I wanted something more special. I then came across Ilkeston Factory Specs who offered far more colour options such as yellow, pink and red as well as the classics in a range of shades and gradients. So I made contact to tell them what I was after. They were happy for me to send in my glasses to see what they could produce. And I'm delighted to say they have indeed created exactly what I was after. I couldn't be happier.

Some examples of our recent bespoke tints


An example of our Brown (grade 1) solid tint and our Red (grade 3 to 1) same colour Red graduated tint

Bespoke lens tints for glasses and spectacle lenses


An example of our Green (grade 1) solid tint and our Grey (grade 3 to 1) same colour graduated tint

two pairs of bespoke tinted glasses


Bespoke Tinting - An example of our Grey 5 to Blue 3 graduated two colour tint and our Brown 5 to Red 3 two colour graduated tint

Bespoke optical lens tinting at Ilkeston Factory Specs

Read our Google Reviews about this Service

Google 22nd June 2024

"Ilkeston Factory Specs is top-quality, particularly for tinted lenses. I came in with some tinted Marc Jacob’s sunglasses I’d had for years. Now a prescription user I wanted to see if I could get them updated and finally make use of them again.
Shaun matched the colours so precise onto a prescription you would never know they’ve been replaced!
A real hidden gem business! Don’t let looks deceive you" 

About Standard Tints for Prescription glasses Lenses

Tints come in many colours and are permanent. They don't change colour or depth of shade with UV exposure.
Tints are great for sunglasses or just for cosmetic enhancement and can be applied to all types of lens including plano no prescription to full prescription lenses.
We supply tints online and in-store. We tint our own lenses but don't tint your own lenses already in your glasses frames because lenses have to be prepared correctly on manufacture to evenly absorb the pigmentation.

We offer samples 1 - 3 tints for cosmetic enhancement.
We make sunglasses at 85% absorption (samples 5) as a full sunglasses shade.

You can request a same colour graded/graduated tint starting at the colour and depth you choose, then becoming lighter in a graduated way downwards to a 1 grade at the very bottom of the lens. 

We recommend samples 3 to 5 for graduated tint options and for best graduation effect.


Below are samples of the tints we offer.

Two Colour Bespoke Tints

For bespoke two colour graduated tint options choose your starting colour and shade (2-3-4-5) for the top of the lens in the ordering process pick our two colour bespoke graduated tint option (supplying a sample or a picture or choosing from our lens charts here), then leave a note from your cart page which will be attached automatically to your order telling us any specific information you'd like to let us know.

This will allow you a truly unique bespoke lens.


For Example choose Blue 5 (top of lens) in the ordering process, then leave your note of instructions on the cart ie: "dropping to Pink 1" at the bottom. We'll contact you if we think we need to clarify.

Grade 1 

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Graduated tints show best from grade 3 to 5









Grade 5 -85%

Dark Sunglasses

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