About US

Our History - The Founders

Mark Barclay started his Optical career in Bolton in 1995 working for 10 years as retail director at Specsavers where he met Malcolm Hurst who was the senior Optometrist at the Bolton practice. Working closely together during this time, they realised they both shared a common vision of building a successful designer eyewear site online. They went on to become the founders of eyewearbrands.com, developing it to be the largest UK online eyewear site selling glasses and sunglasses. Subsequently the business was sold in 2015 after a very successful 8 years to the MYOptique group. 

Present Day - Opticians Direct

With over 20 years optical experience in practice, 10 years online, Mark and Malcolm are now back with their new website Opticians Direct, a more prescription focused site, offering a comprehensive choice of designer prescription sunglasses and glasses. The website offers a one stop solution, stocking the largest and most up to date frame styles and trends in branded prescription eyewear, alongside the latest in lens and coating technology from the worlds leading suppliers. The website is run by qualified Opticians, technicians, and prescription specialists, and all manufacturing is done from the dedicated on-site laboratory. Opticians Direct work closely with the worlds largest eyewear suppliers: Luxottica, Safilo, Marcolin, Marchon, De Rigo, helping to keep you up to date with the latest models.

Our Laboratory - Prescription Experts

With thousands of orders passing through our laboratory over the years, we have a vast amount of experience, enabling us to deliver the highest quality in prescription glazing. We guarantee your new prescription glasses and sunglasses will be manufactured exactly as specified. Prior to shipping your new eyewear, each pair is carefully inspected by a registered Optician and experienced technician, using a multi-stage quality control process for accuracy, guaranteeing you will be completely satisfied with your new purchase.

The Team - Excellence in Service

We pride ourselves in delivering the very best service to our customers. Our highly trained team of qualified opticians and prescription specialists provide you with the best and most accurate and up to date optical advice. Whether by telephone, email, Twitter or Facebook, the team are happy to help you with any enquiries you might have, while our user-friendly website offers you a hassle-free shopping experience.

Our promise is to give you the best optical advice, excellent customer service, the highest standards in prescription glazing, and save you up to 50% Off High Street Prices on designer brands.

Happy Shopping!

Opticians Direct

Company registration number: 09030776, Company VAT number: GB248288568