Welcome to Five Towns
Five Towns is a family run, independent glazing laboratory, and have been producing quality prescription spectacles since 1959. We hold a wealth of knowledge and experience and use that to produce consistently excellent prescription glazing and uncut lenses.
We have been a long term member of the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians, and are a Varilux Specialist Laboratory and an American Optical Partner Lab and a Hoya Lens Specialist. We are also a member of the Transitions Network
For more in depth information about us please use the links below and left, or contact us.
We now have an online ordering system for uncut lenses, simply fill in the form on the online ordering page. The form instantly emails your order through to us and displays a confirmation page for you.
Each individual job is placed in a bar coded tray and entered into the computer system. This tray is exclusive to the job throughout its production. The tray's movements within the lab are recorded, via a number of tracking stations, and this means that we can find any job quickly should a chase be required. You can also use our online order tracking system to see the live status of all your orders on screen, saving you time and increasing your efficiency.
We have a very large stock lens range, including 55, 60 , 65, 70 and 75mm lenses. Some of these lenses to a 4 Cyl. This means that we can often use a stock lens avoiding the cost of surfacing, a saving which is passed on to you.
It is important to note that all prescription glazing jobs where a frame is present, have the frame scanned at order entry, and all centration details are added too. This means that all calculations made for the production of your prescription lenses are based on complete information, rather than surfaced lenses being produced simply to a diameter.
Many labs charge for this type of lens design, whereas at Five
Towns it is all part of the service.
Service overviews. ( click the links on the left for full description)
Our surfacing lab is equipped with some of the latest technologies available to provide high quality uncut lenses, and to allow our glazed work to really impress.
High end machines controlled by experienced technicians makes a good combination, and when you have a lens surfacing lab under the same roof things just get better. Our glazing lab includes both the Essilor Mr Blue edging system and Nidek's robotic edging system, our commitment to continued investment keeps our prescription glazing at the highest standard.
We offer a number of different frame ranges for our All in glazing service, at good discounts. Ranges include Pennine, Ferucci and International Eyewear.
We offer a free local van delivery service!
For those beyond the range of our vans, we offer the choice of Royal Mail or Hayes DX delivery( OCS).