Established in 1997, The Spectacle Shop is an independent opticians in Barnsley. With a team of staff focused on using the best available products from around the world and a commitment to provide exceptional customer service consistently. We are committed to using brands where we can be sure of fantastic customer service from our suppliers. There is no place for second best quality or service.
Philip Potter, dispensing optician , qualified in 1996 from Bradford college and started the practice in 1997. “I enjoy dealing with the best products in the world because, once you know how good things can be, it becomes very hard to compromise. Being passionate about the quality and design of good glasses has become a huge part of my life. Having travelled to all the major trade fairs around Europe to look for new innovative products, I sometimes do get a bit disheartened by the growth of huge corporations where passion is replaced by the bottom line, with less consideration for the end user. Married with three daughters, I enjoy walking, mountain biking and a good country Pub!”.
Dan Metcalfe joined the team as a trainee technician in 2011 . Since stopping most of the in house manufacturing in the practice, Dan started college training in dispensing. He is proving to be remarkable at consuming knowledge of products. He has already built up a trusted following of customers who trust his advice and growing knowledge of optics. Dan has a thirst for knowledge. He will frequently tell the rest of the team things that they didn’t know that he has researched! Without doubt, the man to talk to about Maui Jim. Before joining us Dan worked at Auto Windscreens where he won apprentice of the year. His commitment to excellence and continued learning has allowed him to make the transition into a new industry very successfully.