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This is your chance to view our curated collection of the best and unique glasses in the world, right here on your doorstep.

The Luxury & Niche Collection (£250+)
The Designer Collection (£109+)
The No Frills Collection (£30+)


We specialise in Lindberg frames.  They are one of the lightest and most comfortable frames ever made. They weigh as little as 1.9 grams, the same as just two paperclips! The frames are built in a special way so that they have no screws or bolts and here at Loftus Optical we give them a lifetime guarantee. If there are any manufacturing issues with them during your ownership your frame will be replaced or refunded back to you, no questions asked.

Many of the styles are rimless and are practically invisible – ideal if you want a discreet look.

They are not cheap but they are an investment as they are built to last and they are the only frame that we offer with a lifetime warranty on. One of our clients in Whitby came to us for new Lindbergs and explained her last pair lasted 18 years!

The frames are bespoke which allows you to ‘build your own’ frame. You can choose the colour, the size and the shape of the lenses. You will get help along the way and you will end up with a frame that is totally unique to you. You can even have your own name laser engraved on the frame!

They are specially made in Denmark, so if you are wanting to design your own pair, please note they can take up 3 or 4 weeks to be made.

We also select other luxury and niche glasses from around the world including brands such as Coco-Song, François Pinton, Starck Eyewear, Ronit Furst (Prue from the Great British Bake Off wears these) and iGreen (a sustainable frame company where you get to design your own frame with a choice of over 250 bright colour combinations!)

Our designer collection includes brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Emporio Armani.

If you are not into luxury or designer frames we also have a no frills collection too!

What sets this collection out from the others is its colours. All the frames are hand-painted to give a very quirky and individual style. This allows the designer Ronit Furst to produce almost every pattern and colour combination imaginable.

Looking close at the glasses you can actually see the brush strokes and texture of paint just like the painting on a canvas.

After the painting is done the frame undergoes a special coating procedure which will seal and protect the painting allowing you to use the glasses for everyday wear.

Ronit Furst’s glasses became very popular when Prue, the Great British Bake Off judge wore Ronit’s colourful designed frames for the show!

These frames are designed to highlight the beauty of the woman who wears them! Sounds too good to be true? Try them on and see for yourself. They are the language of visual beauty that can only be seen to be believed. Yes, it sounds far fetched but you will be amazed at the intricate details of this collection.

Drawing inspiration from the mysteries of the orient, using the finest materials in the world, this Italian brand Coco-Song creates luxury eyewear for women, delivering an artistic masterpiece in each and every frame.

No matter how cool something looks, it ultimately has to be clever to solve a problem. In the case of Philippe Starck, this inventor wanted to improve the lives of as many people as possible with a special design of eyewear…

With his new design, glasses wearers are treated to hinges that hold together the frame without screws or welds.

Instead, Starck has designed a ‘spherical lock system’ allowing for the smoothest possible movement of its pieces, but more importantly, the special joint keeps the glasses from becoming loose or crooked over time, assuring the frame will last a very long time and provide a firm placement on the face without the glasses becoming loose and slipping.

Realising that when normal hinges on glasses become worn down, it affects the fit, shape, and the ultimate life of the frame, Starck looked to the function of the human collarbone socket .

This design of a ball-shaped hinge gives a smoother open-and-close movement while maintaining the shape and fit throughout its life.

Starck’s body of work is so expansive, he holds the titles of inventor, architect, designer, and artistic director and has applied his creative vision and designs to hotels, yachts, and even the private apartments of the French President.

His collection of glasses are ultra lightweight and comprised of titanium and a high-tech material in simple and streamlined rectangular and vintage-inspired designs.

It’s not easy to get your hands on them, though. In this area they are only available at two independent Opticians, Loftus Optical and Skelton Optical.

A sustainable collection made from a special plant acetate. They are extremely strong, lightweight and the best bit…you can design your own frame!

There are over 80 frame styles in different shapes and sizes. We help you choose the best size and style for your face and then you can choose your colour. There are over 400 colours to choose from and using our 3D glasses generator you will see what they look like on screen before they are made to your requirements.

François Pinton

The François Pinton collections are a perfect balance of both modern and traditional styles.

Handmade in France, using exquisite materials, François Pinton frames keep a trace of those who made them: the passion of those who have chosen to work with their hands. Performing an artisanal craft in spectacle-making requires a desire and demand for passion of exacting standards.

It’s all about the neat details. Hinges with rivets, Italian acetate, hot stamping, the Pinton models are real master pieces.

The cellulose acetate frames are a hypoallergenic material made from cotton which has the particularity of being flexible without losing its shape. The François Pinton acetate frames are handmade from Italian cellulose acetate.

The story of François Pinton eyewear began in Paris in the roaring twenties. A gifted artisan jeweller, Robert François Pinton signed his first exclusive collections for the international elite.

In 1953, he founded the Maison François Pinton. Later, in the sixties and seventies, Dominique Pinton, the son of Robert François, designed iconic models for the French Riviera jet set. François Pinton eyewear symbolised the French excellence in spectacle-manufacturing, as it still does today.

Grace Kelly was probably the greatest star of post-war cinema. In 1956, she married the Prince of Monaco. For the occasion, she ordered twenty pairs of François Pinton frames, bespoke and handmade, in rare, precious materials. For the movie biopic ‘Grace de Monaco’, presented at Cannes in 2014, the American production team asked the Maison François Pinton to make frames identical to the ones Grace Kelly wore in 1956, for the actress Nicole Kidman and they are now for sale to the public.

Other wearers of the Pinton collection from today and from the past include Jacques Chirac, Tim Roth, Robert Redford, Georges Burns, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Madame de Rothschild and Gregory Peck.

So many names now associated with such recognisable frames signed by François Pinton.

Only a select number of independent opticians are able to stock this exclusive brand. We are proud to say you are able to view the entire collection at Loftus Optical!

The Designer Collection

Many of our clients also like to have mainstream brand names. Here at Loftus Optical you can find the following designer brands:

Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Emporio Armani.

(Picture of their logos)

All available to try on instore!

The No Frills Collection

Not everyone wants luxury or designer frames and that’s why we have a large range of budget frames. You may choose to have a ‘posh’ pair for best and a 2nd pair of basic glasses for spares. The choice is up to you!

Being a local independent practice, we are here to serve you. Whatever frames style you want, we will find it for you.

There is no obligation to buy and you will always be asked which collection you want, you will never feel pushed into purchasing a frame you don’t like!


R.J. Veal

A very friendly reception and efficient examination. I bought some nice spectacles for a reasonable price.

P. Ord

Loftus Optical did a first class examination and I am highly satisfied with my glasses.


Very helpful staff.

John Mark Dorgan

The staff are excellent at their job, very friendly. I was able to get or buy a pair of glasses for a reasonable price as I am unemployed. The service from the staff was outstanding. They also gave me great advice on my eyesight. I would be more than happy to use Loftus Optical again in the future.

Pam Bennett

Loftus Optical is a great example of a community-based business going the extra mile for its customers.

David B. Welford

The service I received was very good, both from the Optician and reception. Everything was fully explained in an easy to stand language.

Doreen Stimson

A very good service. Time and care was taken with my examination. It is also nice to have an Opticians within walking distance.

Mrs L. Rex

I called in as I was passing and was offered a test there and then which was great. The test was thorough and explained at each stage. I got a very good discount on my glasses and they were ready within the time stated. On collection they checked for fit and comfort and made some minor alterations which was brilliant. A first class service, I recommend them wholeheartedly. Lucky Loftus, top notch Opticians.

Phyllis Chadwick

I was very happy with the service I received, my new glasses are great and I would recommend Loftus Optical to friends and family. John and the girls were very friendly and made me feel very welcome.

Ian Scott

I was very pleased with the service I received and the very professional examination and would recommend you to anyone. Thank you.


I was very happy with my test. Excellent.

Mrs Bell

I liked the personal touch. While waiting for my husband who couldn’t drive at the time, I was given a nice cup of tea both times, even though the receptionists were busy. They were both friendly and cheerful.

Keith Atterley

Very friendly, helpful and professional service. I will use again and have recommended others already to Loftus Optical.

Kathleen Harland

I was happy with the service and it is good to have an Optician in the town and I hope it is successful.


I found the staff very pleasant and also thought they were very smart. The place was very clean and tidy. This is something I noticed straight away.

J.R. Hoggarth

The staff are very polite and helpful. The examination was very thorough and my new glasses were ready in 5 working days.

Mr & Mrs Lightbody

We were both extremely pleased with our treatment and the resulting spectacles. We would both be delighted to continue dealing with Loftus Optical providing the Optician does not change. He was the one who impressed us as he listened and took his time in dealing with us. Reception/back up staff were caring and friendly. Well done.


The service here is far better than the larger Opticians. I will not be going back to Specsavers.

Mrs T. Bailey

I would recommend Loftus Optical to anyone. I had a thorough eye examination and everyone there was very helpful, even when I had a problem after I had my glasses. I had more tests to get it sorted and there is a good aftercare service at no cost to you. Very happy.

F. Hodgson

I would like to say your practice is excellent. I would advise anyone to come to you. Good luck.

Mr J. Toulson

Because you are local I was able to arrange an appointment which fitted in with my work schedule. I prefer to give my custom to a Loftus shop. Lovely to see a new business in the town. Hope you do well.


A very friendly and thorough examination, better than I had ever had before, with excelled professional treatment.


Very thorough examination, friendly staff and very helpful.

S. Spooner

A friendly, efficient service.

M. Szutrak

I was extremely satisfied with my visit to the Optician. He was very thorough with my examination. I will definitely use him again. My glasses are perfect.

G.M. Westlake

I would thoroughly recommend Loftus Optical, excellent service particularly with aged relatives who needed a domiciliary eye test.

Tom Porter

A great service geared to customer needs in a welcoming and friendly environment. Eye examinations are carried out in a timely and professional manner. A personal service that cannot be matched by larger chains. Well done!

Mrs Denise E. Nesbitt

I am a keen supporter of local businesses, so when I needed new glasses I called in to Loftus Optical, whilst I had a recent prescription the fact that Loftus Optical was on my doorstep meant my glasses would be ready sooner. The prescription I had in my possession had been carried out in what I felt was a hurried manner. Loftus Optical checked my eyes thoroughly and the suggestions made regarding my new glasses meant I could have the rimless range I had wanted but had been told previously that they were unsuitable for my prescription. I felt the time and care I received (on New Years Eve as well) was excellent and I was thoroughly impressed with the subsequent phone calls and follow-up to ensure my glasses were in store in a matter of days. I feel Loftus Optical is an asset to our High Street and surrounding villages. I would highly recommend the friendly, informed, efficient service to all who may need the service of an Optician in the near future.

Belinda Dobson

I received a thorough eye examination and was dealt with by welcoming staff. If people want a price competitive and friendly service then they should look no further!

Janice Bailes

I used Loftus Optical as they are easy to get to with being in my village. I was very pleased with the service I received.

Donald Rose

I highly recommend Loftus Optical for all your spectacle and eye sight needs. The service is excellent and professional and deserves the support of Loftus residents.

Mrs C. Ryder

When I needed an eye test recently I decided to go to Loftus Optical because I like to use the local businesses as much as possible. I was very pleased with the service I received; all the staff are friendly, welcoming and approachable. The eye examination was very thorough, all the procedures were explained and I was satisfied with the advice I was given. If I have a problem with my eyes or glasses at any time I will have no qualms about popping in for advice. I would be happy to recommended Mr John Prouse at Loftus Optical to anyone needing an eye examination.

Mr Trevor Wilkinson

I first came to Loftus Optical to assist with my mothers appointment and whilst there I was impressed with the service. I was not too happy with my own optician so I was more than happy to transfer my custom. This is a decision that I have not regretted.


I was made to feel very welcome. It was such a pleasant experience; I would gladly go every week!!

Mrs Margaret Whitehead

Wonderful to have expert optical advice in East Cleveland and aftercare. Professional to the point my eyes were scanned at James Cook within two weeks, on the recommendation by John Prouse that the scan was needed. The scan showed up Macular Degeneration just as John Prouse predicted. Although in early stages this will prove to help with my treatment.

Violet Dales

I was very pleased with the service I received and it is good to know you don’t have to go out of your own town to get this good service.

Brain P

I was thoroughly satisfied with the friendly and courteous service received and would recommend the practice and I will return there when I need another eye test or more glasses.

Barry Scollett

I was very pleased with the service at Loftus Optical and would certainly use them again.


Overall a very good service, better than Specsavers.

S. Steyert

Friendly, efficient, polite, helpful. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. 100% satisfied.

Terry Ord

Loftus Optical’s the place to go. Get your eye test from a No 1 bro. Choose your frames from a big display – and the two pretty girls will wish you “good day”.”


The service I received from Loftus Optical was excellent from both receptionist and Optician. They were both very helpful. There were plenty of frames to choose from and the prices were very reasonable. I have and would recommend Loftus Optical to both family and friends and plus it is on our door step for the people of Loftus. Thank you again.