Norville Optical

The Norville Group continues as an independent family owned business, based in Gloucester in the South-West of England. Our spectacle lens supply business was established over 60 years ago and is constantly being modernised to meet todays changing technology.

Norville operate a network of nationwide laboratories, in addition to the Gloucester hub, at Bolton, Edinburgh and Seaham. See Contact Us for details.

Mission Statement

We will further enhance our position as the United Kingdoms no.1 Prescription (Rx) House, such that:

We delight our customers with our service and quality every time.

We achieve our business goals and mission with the competitive advantage of a reputation for consistent quality.


we encourage responsibility, leadership and vision, for every person to achieve his or her own potential to fulfil our customers requirements.

Ophthalmic Services:

Spectacle Frames

Norville Eyewear brands include Barbour, Barbour International, Dana Buchman, Duck & Cover, Progear and Racing Green. These are supplemented with our in house brands; Mai-Zee, Superlite & Blitz Kidz. Norville also offers a great range of safety specs and one of the biggest UK ranges of sports prescription frames.

Lens Brands

Transitions, Nupolar, Drivewear, Trivex/NXT and Sunsensors. Specialist products include Vista Mesh lenses for night driving and migraine, ReadEZ tinted lenses for Meares Irlen and E-Scoop spectacle loupe lenses aimed at AMD sufferers.


Norville supplies lenses from the simplest to the most complicated of prescriptions, using traditional surfacing techniques as well as modern inner-surface free-form manufacturing technology. Norville offers a UK-based comprehensive lens coating and tinting service, specialising in multi anti-reflection thin coats, as well as hydrophobic and mirror coating.

Combined Packages

Norville has combined its frame and lens supply elements to provide complete spectacle packages for your convenience.

Stock Lenses

Wide range of NLS stock and semi-finished lenses, available for same day despatch with competitive pricing.

Practice & Workshop

Supplying Weco, Briot and Takubo edging equipment for the UK as well as myriad products for the practice, workshop or prescription laboratories.

Low Vision Aids

A wide range of prescription and LVA magnifier aids.

Spectacle Repair

Eventually even the most treasured spectacle will fail; Norville can repair and restore metal and many plastic spectacles.