Just Specs have launched their debut collection of designer prescription eyewear, available online at www.justspecs.co.uk starting from £35.00.

Just Specs has been established by fully trained Optometrist Tanjit Dosanjh. In 2010, Tanjit launched social enterprise The Prisons Opticians Trust, which trains ex and current offenders to become optical assistants and find work after being released.

Each pair of prescription glasses are expertly made by prisoners who have trained in optics, and who are building their careers and future.

Tanjit Dosanjh, owner of Just Specs says of this initiative;

“The Prisons Opticians Trust is giving a way for prisoners to join a professional industry and get a meaningful career, which will help reduce reoffending.

We self fund the organisation, and introducing spectacles made my prisoners, and selling them to consumers is a fun and interesting way to help continue the great work that we do. The more specs we sell, the more prisoners we can employ.”

There will be 5 different designs in this debut collection. Prison Eyewear (Icy & iWear) from £35.00, Battatura/Jack & Francis from £55.00, Persol from £93.00, Prada from £112.00 and Ray Ban from £74.00.

Just Specs, only available online, is helping to make designer and prescription eyewear more affordable and accessible, and the process of buying glasses more convenient and fun. Consumers simply add in their chosen design, colours and frames and enter their prescription and glasses with be with them in less than a week.

This new and exciting company is also making life easier and better for ex offenders. Tanjit invests back into The Prison’s Opticians Trust, and into the training and development of the prisoners that the company works with. These skills valuable skills are helping people to find work, and providing them with a promising future, whilst reducing reoffending.

Ex offender John talking about the programme:

‘After prison, the optics training gave me self-worth and the strength to move on with my life. I got a job with a high street optical chain. I’m now starting a degree in optics with the company offering to pay my academic fees as they were so impressed by my level of commitment

‘The trainees arrive motivated and keen to impress and ready to get a start into optics after their training. They have not appeared any different from other members of my team. It’s not like that they have a badge stating where they spend their evenings and nobody would be able to tell. Many have natural customer service and people skills.’

This new and innovative company is more that Just Specs. Glasses can be ordered from www.justspecs.co.uk and prices start from £35.00.

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