About Us

Mission Statement

The Norville Group's aim, through ongoing investment and training and with the continued support of our customers both in the UK and throughout the world, is to be first choice for the supply of quality ophthalmic products. We also continue to maintain our focus on the design, manufacture and supply of innovative spectacle lens solutions.

Company Profile

The Norville Group continues to be an independent family-owned business, based in Gloucester in the south-west of England. Our spectacle lens supply business was established over 50 years ago and is constantly being modernised to meet the demands of an increasingly sophisticated supply chain.

Norville continues to supply lenses to the most complicated of prescriptions, using traditional surfacing techniques as well as introducing modern inner surface manufacturing designs. We are focused on constantly expanding our services, products and solutions to a more demanding public.

The majority of sales are to UK opticians and laboratories but our group also supplies specialist products throughout Europe and the rest of the World, with a growing export market for Norville lenses, frames and equipment.

Norville is pleased to be working with some of the best lens brands and products in the world, including Transitions, Nupolar, Drivewear, Trivex / NXT and Sunsensors. We have also introduced a number of specialist lens product solutions including: Vista Mesh lenses for night driving and migraine, ReadEZ tinted lenses for Meares Irlen and E-Scoop spectacle loupe lenses aimed at AMD sufferers.

We offer a UK-based comprehensive high-tech coating service, specialising in multi anti-reflection thin coats, as well as hydrophobic and mirror coating, using the very latest equipment available.

The group has invested heavily in free-form surfacing and the latest 5-axis glazing equipment, allowing us to edge the most complicated of sports frames, whether of full, half rim or rimless design.

We have worked hard to introduce a number of branded frame products to the optical market, including: Barbour, Monsoon, Duck & Cover, Cecil Gee and Dana Buchman but have also supplemented this with own brands, such as Mai-Zee ladies collection, along with a great titanium rimless collection called Superlite. Blitz Kids ophthalmic frames also enable us to offer the very best in design and functionality for the children’s spectacle market.

We have combined our frame and lens supply business to work on complete package offerings for Sports prescription eyewear for swimming, cycling and football, as well as many other contact, water and specialist sports activities. We work closely with Progear for a complete supply of sports goggles and sports spectacles to further enhance our offer. Norville also supplies a complete spectacle protective eyewear range for industry, including great brands such as On-Guard and Titmus, supplied with rx lenses in all lens forms in Polycarbonate and Trivex impact resistant materials to BSEN166 F.

The Practice and Workshop Division has received a boost, with the company taking over the WECO and Briot edging equipment supply business for the UK, as well as supporting this with the sale of spare parts and a full maintenance and servicing programme.

The NLS stock finished lens sales team continues to offer a same day despatch service for finished and semi-finished lenses, based in Gloucester.