Coronavirus COVID-19 (UPDATE 26/11/2021)

We have now resumed our original opening hours (7am-3pm). We do not expect our lead times to be affected by measures in place to reduce the risk of Covid transmission. However, we request that all customers remain patient should normal operating times change at short notice.

We intend to answer all contact messages within 24hrs and kindly ask for messages to be sent via our web forms as the most efficient method of contact.

Spec-Care operate in a Covid safe workplace and provide vital heath care services.

For our visiting customers, we kindly ask that you knock on the door and wait for assistance.

We kindly ask you to respect our workplace and we continue to have a no admittance policy in operation.

Welcome to Spec-Care.

Spectacle Repair & Modifications

Public and advanced trade services to the profession.

Spec-Care is proud to be part of the industries Optician Awards.

We are committed to providing the highest standards expected from your optical supplier.

Optician Awards Finalist 2018

Optical Supplier of the Year

Optician Awards Finalist 2021

Optical Supplier of the Year

Optician Awards Winner 2021

Technology Supplier of the Year

But don’t just take our word for it…

here’s what a few of our customers have to say:

As you know, we regularly use your company for specialist parts and challenging frame fits. This has included using customised lug conversations and other custom parts that you have manufactured yourself. Your expertise and advice in these instances has always been faultless.

Simon Berry BSc (hons) MCOptom

Simon Berry Optometrist

Spec-Care provide exceptional customer service and are always available to talk through any specialist fits and modifications that we require for our paediatric craniofacial patients.

The quality of work is exceptional, and they have helped many of our patients that were previously struggling with standard fitting glasses. This has often involved developing novel techniques and modifications.

They are now developing a 3D printing service which we are really excited about as this will mean we can create bespoke, tailor made glasses for the patients we see that have abnormal shapes and tricky fits – this will be a massive advantage for us and help us to improve our specialist paediatric service and clinical standards.

Jessica Gowing FBDO

Specialist Paediatrics Dispensing Clinic

We at Pilgrim Optical were one of Spec-Care’s first accounts to open with them back in 1985 and have continued to use their services in the last 30 years.

Their imaginative, reliable and though repair service of spectacle frames have moved and evolved with the times, supporting the latest technology in the industry.

It is great to see a small business going from strength to strength in this corporate world and I wish Rob and Spec-Care the very best of luck with this award.

Jo Holmes F.B.D.O

Practice Manager, Pilgrim Optical

Attention to detailed Customer requirements is so valuable to any professional, and it truly is a pleasure to work with a supplier of this modern and understanding calibre.

If you’re looking for a supplier partner who’ll help you to differentiate your business from the ‘normal’ pattern of work, Spec-Care will cheerfully help you.

Richard Smith

Eyemasters Opticians

During the last 20 years in optics we have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Rob Barrow who is the director of Spec-Care.

In every case presented to him, Rob has taken it on board and thought sincerely about the patient and what would be best. A lot of this work has been disabled children where the adaptation has made their lives much nicer and the parents are extremely grateful to have Rob’s expertise and to be able to have options rather than not being able to help.

Without Spec-Care we would have so many gaps in our unique service to our patients and we would like to thank them for their continued support and knowledge in order for us to do this.

Debbie and Becky

Specialist Dispensing Clinic

About Us

Since 1985 Spec-Care has been providing technical support to the optical trade.

The company director, Rob Barrow, is himself qualified through the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and a SMC technician. These qualifications and experience have helped the company develop a partnership approach with their customers and often work on bespoke designs and fittings commissioned by leading UK paediatric clinics. Because of the sensitive nature of some of the challenges Spec-Care helps with, the company works with a complete patient confidentiality of ‘Non-disclosure of work’ unless otherwise approved.

At the heart of the company is a belief in good service. We have a professional approach to receiving sensitive communications and we can assign a technician to personally manage your request from contact to despatch.

With extensive technician experience in unique or challenging repairs and professional guidance from Rob, Spec-Care is here to provide practical guidance and knowledgeable advice to practices and specialist clinics.

We operate a reliable, efficient service, which is complemented by a fast-tracked service for work required by return of post.

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Meet Our Team

Here are our key point of contact members of staff who are here to help you.

Rob Barrow FBDO SMC (Tech)

Rob Barrow FBDO (Tech)

3D Design & SFC modifications

Lee Mayne Workshop Manager

Lee Mayne

Workshop manager
Specialist repair & technical advice

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