We deliver prison optometry services and train prisoners in optical skills

Our mission is to help prisoners reform and turn their lives around by providing them with opportunities to work within the Optical Customer Services sector and produce life-changing products which positively impact the community.

Prisoners in Jobs

Spectacles Made

Eye Tests

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What We Do

We are dedicated to reducing re-offending by training prisoners in optical skills and helping them find paid work in the optics industry. In our first four years, we have helped over 40 prisoners secure employment.

Our Story

Tanjit Dosanjh is an Optometrist. In 2003, his father commenced a long prison sentence for a serious criminal offence. He visited his father regularly and quickly observed the lack of decent vocational training available to offenders. Tanjit completed his optometry degree in 2008. He was encouraged by news of an optical programme in California prisons where one optical lab in 1989 had grown to five labs, manufacturing over 400,000 spectacles for state health insurance companies. Several offenders have, since leaving prison, set up their own optical businesses and some have done further education to become qualified opticians.

Our Work

The Prison Opticians Trust has improved prison optician services by producing clinical guidelines and developing emergency eye care technology.

We are dedicated to reducing re-offending by training prisoners in optical skills and helping them find paid work in the optics industry. In our first four years, we have helped over 40 prisoners secure employment.

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If you are an Optical Practice you can support this initiative by stocking Liberty Glasses.

By offering our glasses to the general public we will create more jobs within our optical lab which will help us employ more prisoners directly.

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Get Involved

Call 01622 220448 or Contact Us to get involved

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Our mission is to help prisoners reform and turn their lives around by providing them with opportunities to work within the Optical Customer Services sector and produce life-changing products which positively impact the community.

The Prison Optician Trust
County House
35 Earl Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1PF
United Kingdom

01622 220448
kerry@prisonopticians.org