About Us - Boutique & Laboratory
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 in house 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 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 and specialise in affordable prestige statement designer glasses.
We offer within our auto locked onsite Boutique hundreds of Designer glasses frames and branded designer sunglasses sold by consultation. You can book here online to 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 their forever owners. Every frame has its owner, just waiting to be found. We sell current styles with full manufacturers guarantee. These are current styles. We are authorised stockists of all our designer brands. We have many more Niche and Prestige Designer brands in store.
We reglaze your own spectacle frames with new lenses including designer frames, and offer this service online as well as in store.
We also reframe glasses using your own lenses and fitting them into one of our new frames while you wait both in store and online, so you don't have to buy a complete new pair of glasses.
Why come to us ?
Automatic locked safe and secure Boutique
Biggest choice of glasses in the area
Budget glasses and great deals
Huge choice of branded designer eyewear
Click and collect
Just new lenses
1 hour service (no longer available at Vision Express )
Expert in depth advice
Designer Styling consultations with all designer glasses without interruption
Realistic and affordable prices
Complex lenses supplied/rimless/branded lenses
Free off street and outside parking
Private Boutique (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 a voucher given by your opticians 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, big choice and an enjoyable experience.