WHO MAKES YOUR BRANDED DESIGNER FRAMES & SUNGLASSES



Including Opera Opera there are only three spectacle frame manufacturing companies in the UK. The amount we produce collectively pales into insignificance when compared to the total amount of eyewear manufactured and imported into the UK from France, Italy and China.
All UK optical retailers large & small such as Specsavers, Dollond & Aitchinson, Boots, Optical Express etc. sell 100% imported frames. There might be some very English names marked on inside of the temples but you will not find Made in England.

We hope the following information and links are helpful.

At Opera Opera we are often asked to service eyewear purchased from elsewhere. Historically most High Street opticians have been happy to do this but over the last few years the situation has radically changed as many optical retailers are now part of an ever increasing global business empire. If we were to take on servicing frames and sunglasses purchased through these global empires then we would have little time left for our own customers. Therefore to provide a better service to our own spectacle and sunglass wearers we only carry out adjustments, repairs & servicing to eyewear purchased from us.

Perhaps the following list of brands & names might direct you to correct service centre for your eyewear.

LUXOTTICA is one of the largest mass produced eyewear manufacturing & retail opticians company in the world. Luxottica does not manufacture anything in the UK. This company owns or has exclusive licences for numerous eyewear brands. Some of which are.
Rayban
Revo
Persol
Oakley
Vogue
Oliver Peoples
Polo Ralph Lauren
Prada
Paul Smith
Selvatorre Fergamo
Chanel
Brooks Brothers
Burberry
D&G
Dolce&Gabbana
Donna Karan Eyewear
Miu Miu
Stella McCartney
Versace
& many more can be found at the following links:
luxottica.com/en/brands/
luxottica.com/en/brands/license_brands/
LUXOTTICA group also owns nearly 6,500 optical and retail outlets all over the world & some of these are:
Sunglass Hut
David Clulow
Lenscrafters
Pearl Vision
& many more can be found at the following link:
luxottica.com/en/retail/index.html

So next time you request a small independent optician to service an item originally manufactured by Luxottica & purchased through one of its affiliate outlet, please remember it might make better sense to visit one of Luxottica’s own branches


SAFILO is another major manufacturer that makes branded eyewear and following lists what it owns or produces by licence.
Alexander McQueen
Dior
Emporio Armani
Giorgio Armani
Gucci
Hugo Boss
& many more can be found at the following link:
www.safilo.com/en/2-brands.php


Another similar manufacturing business can be found on the following link:
www.marcolin.com/

Many more large French, German, Italian, Japanese & Chinese manufacturing operations can also be discovered by searching the internet.

Therefore we hope some spectacle and sunglass wearers become aware that the optical industry has plenty of its own 'McDonalds'!