SPEXMANIAC SEES THROUGH THIN LENS RIP-OFF
Added: (Tue Oct 04 2005)
Spexmaniac Limited has become the first and only company to offer thin 1.6 index lenses as standard to prescription glasses. The offer covers all prescription glasses including the basic £15 glasses and is sure to create a stir in the industry as most firms “rip-off” customers by charging up to £40 per pair.
Jonathan Guest, Managing Director of Somerset based internet glasses specialist Spexmaniac Limited says “modern manufacturing techniques mean that the price difference between standard and thin lenses is negligible and we see no reason why the consumer should be overcharged”
With the relaxation of regulations there has been a revolution in the UK glasses market with a number of internet firms passing on headline discounts to consumers. However, Guest says ”many of the these savings have been cosmetic headlines with customers being asked to pay extortionate prices for extras”
When setting up Spexmaniac Guest’s goal was to offer the consumer a fair price across the entire range of optical goods. Guest strongly recommends all prescription glasses consumers to check out the cost of extras whether they purchase in the High Street or on the internet.
Armed with a believe that service, quality and value for money are all part of the same consumer deal Guest embarked on competing head on with the what he refers to as “overpriced underperforming High Street Opticians” and the internet opticians with their hidden extras.
The Spexmaniac internet site opened earlier this year to the sound of silence but trade has steadily grown through personal recommendations which have resulted in a boom in visitors and orders - a sure sign that Spexmaniac is doing something right.
The very latest offer of thin 1.6 index lenses to be fitted as standard even to the £15 glasses is a sign that Spexmaniac has not yet finished and the shake up in how we all purchase prescription glasses will continue to run and run.
You can check Spexmaniac out at www.spexmaniac.co.uk
Interview Contact: Jonathan Guest, Spexmaniac Limited
Telephone: 0870 027 4306
Tel: 0870 027 4306. Fax 0870 131 2096