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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.

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What Are Liberty Glasses?

Liberty Glasses are perfect for Independent Opticians looking to increase their range whilst helping society. Our frames are made from the finest quality Italian handmade Acetate are durable, comfortable and extremely cost-effective. Order free samples to see for yourself!

We're on a mission to help reform & rehabilitate prisoners and are the socially-responsbile eyecare brand in the UK. Liberty Glasses are used in 50% of all UK prisons, where we train and hire ex-offenders to glaze them with prescription lenses. Now extensively tested, we're looking for socially-conscious Independent Opticians to take our range to the high-street.

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High Quality

Our frames are made from the finest quality Italian handmade Acetate.

Socially Responsible

All profits help rehabilitate & reform prisoners by training them in optics.

Cost Effective

Both durable and comfortable our frames are a bargain with prices from just £7.50.

Our Liberty Glasses Portfolio

We have a huge range of frames to suit a wide variety of faces, be comfortable & durable. Browse our full catalogue to see our Battatura, Hygee and Jack & Francis frames. Orders can either be frame-only or include frames, lenses & glazing. 

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

Get in Touch

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Our mission is to help prisoners reform by providing them with opportunities to work in Optics 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
info@prisonopticians.org