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What Are Liberty Glasses?

Liberty Glasses is our way of supplying spectacles made from the finest quality material to socially conscience consumers.

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 and we train and hire ex-offenders to make prescription spectacles.  Now extensively tested, we're looking for Opticians to take our range to socially conscience consumers.

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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 competitively priced.

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. 

About Liberty Glasses

In December 2004 I was just finishing my first semester of first year Optometry at City Uni, London.  It was at this time my father’s court case was heard at the Old Bailey and he was found guilty.  I visited him throughout his 14 years in prison.

Our frames represent something very different.  We train prisoners in spectacle making and optical retail skills which reduces re-offending.

We offer high quality Italian acetate frames at incredibly competitive prices.  Customers buying Liberty Glasses helps us create more sustainable jobs for ex-offenders.

Our training programme for offenders is fully self sustainable due to our prison optometry services.

Being able to upskill prisoners and help them get into optics is a great motivator for myself.  When choosing new prisoners I ask about their crime.  In the last 5 years I've learned how to identify the ones who are serious about making a change & move forwards. 

Between 2016-2020 we trained 65 prisoners and 45 of them secured paid work with opticians.

Liberty Glasses FAQs

What offences are excluded from the training programme?

We do not work with those convicted of offences including, and similar to sexual violence and sexual offences aginst an adult, child or vulnerable adult.

Refund or Exchange

We don’t offer refunds but we will exchange frames that are in their original condition and returned within 28 days of their purchase date.

Frame Warranty

2 years for frame faults. 

If the customer has not used them correctly (e.g. taking them off with one hand) then that is not covered.

What Stock Do We Hold?

We hold 5,000 units of end of line stock from 3 brands: Battatura, Jack & Francis and Hygge frames. On average we hold 100 of each SKU.

We plan on designing & making our own frames as soon as possible. Once ready our frames will carry the name Liberty Glasses”

What Do We Charge For Delivery?

Delivery charge is based on weight and starts from £5.  Delivery fees will be calculated after you’ve entered all the frames you wish to order.

Prisoners in Jobs

Spectacles Made

Eye Tests

Taxpayer Savings

Get in Touch

Have A Question or Comment About Our Work? Submit the form below.

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