Premiere Optical – British Made Glasses (Spectacles) and Sunglasses

Premiere Optical hand make spectacles (glasses), and sunglasses, and do spectacle repairs. They are also able to make a one off copy of any vintage plastic frame. Their glasses are all made in the UK.

Basically at Premiere Optical you can have any style, any frame, any size, any colour & any lens that you want, including metal and rimless frames, but they specialise in plastic frames.

Premiere Optical glasses are available at selected opticians and online (retail or trade) at the Premiere Optical website –http://www.premiere-optical.co.uk. They make lenses to your prescription and frames which can be custom made or chosen from one of their existing designs.

Premiere Optical also make classic and / or modern glasses for the theatre, TV & film industry.

Hand-made, bespoke glasses made in the UK in any style, frame, design, colour, size & lens.

Their brand name is JB Handmades. Their range is split into “maids” (for women), “blades” (for men), “shades” (sunglasses) and “tailor mades” (custom made), as well as Michael Cain, Johnny Depp and Retro styles.

I highly recommend Premiere Optical for their excellent customer service and as the place to get a quality pair of glasses.

JB’s Michael Caines.  Made in England.

JB’s Michael Caines. Made in England.

JB Handmades Tommy (Black).  Made in England.  (1)

JB Handmades Tommy Spectacles (Black). Made in England. (view 1)

JB Handmades Tommy (Black).  Made in England.  (2)

JB Handmades Tommy Spectacles (Black). Made in England. (view 2)

Please see http://www.specrepairs.com for spectacle repairs and spectacle re-glazing.

For more British made glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses please see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/category/glasses/

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5 thoughts on “Premiere Optical – British Made Glasses (Spectacles) and Sunglasses

    1. ukmade Post author

      Hi. Thanks for the idea but sadly it does not work. I have looked into this. The bar code will tell you where it was ordered from but that does not necessarily mean where it was made. For example, Barbour is a British company and their quilted jackets are made in Eastern Europe, however the bar code on the packaging would still start with a 50 despite the jackets being foreign made. Sorry, nice idea, but the bar code will not tell you where something was made. Thus, barcode information is misleading. The barcode number does not indicate the country of origin of a product. A fuller explanation can be found at http://www.hoax-slayer.com/product-bar-codes.shtml

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      1. ukmade Post author

        Another explanation is found at http://www.adams1.com/faq.html#upccountry as follows:

        “Does the barcode number indicate the country of origin of a product?

        No it doesn’t. The 3-digit prefix code indicates which GS1 numbering organization has allocated the block of numbers to the company. Once the company has been assigned the block of numbers, they self assign each individual number in the block to a given product. For example, a company may have it’s headquarters in South Africa. The GS1 organization in South Africa has the code “600”, but all the products of the company may be manufactured in England. The English-made products would still have the “600” prefix code. The prefix code is a way to have 70-plus GS1 member organizations issuing numbers without having to worry about duplicate numbers. The 3-digit prefix indicates the country of the GS1 organization that issued the block of numbers, not the country of origin of the product. GS1 (the international organization that administers UPC and EAN) has a clear statement that the prefix DOES NOT indicate the country of origin of the product.”

      2. ukmade Post author

        The GS1 (the international organisation that administers UPC and EAN) clear statement that the prefix DOES NOT indicate the country of origin of the product goes as follows:

        “GS1 Prefixes do not provide identification of country of origin for a given product. They simply provide number capacity to different countries for assignment from that location to companies who apply. Those companies in turn may manufacture products anywhere in the world.”

        http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/support/prefix_list

      3. ukmade Post author

        Think that all explains quite well that bar codes do not provide identification of country of origin for a given product. Hope this helps.

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