Early this year (2011) the Company moved to new premises in Goonhavern, a small village
close to Perranporth. Together with its neighbour Newquay the two towns have some
of Cornwalls finest Surfing and Sports Activity centres.
Quincey Eyewear opened for business in 1998 but the story began many years earlier.
The top team have worked together since the early 1980’s when they began to develop
manufacturing and colouring processes specifically for polycarbonate lenses. Their
experience with this difficult material enabled the Company to offer a range of products
at that time not available elsewhere. Always ahead of the game, the team applied
their experience to the first Trivex test lenses when they arrived in the UK. Today
the Company offers probably the largest range of Trivex and Polycarbonate lenses
currently available. Although the two materials feature prominently in the Quincey
portfolio an extensive range of lenses in other materials are also available. High
Powers, High Prisms, High Cyls are all taken in their stride. But speciality lenses
often need speciality frames and Quincey also supplies these in abundance in the
form of sports safety and sunwrap styles. Many years ago, long before the current
wave of popularity, the team began development and manufacture of its Arena 8 base
Sunwrap range and the product has since sold widely from the northern parts of Scandinavia
to the southerly coast of Australia. As with ARENA our SolarFlair photochromic
product was the first of its kind and still leads the way in full customisation.
Where we are today
This is a time of significant change with increasing pressure on the high street
and particularly on independent opticians. We will continue to develop and offer
a wider range of high quality products at affordable prices to meet the needs of
the consumer. 2012 is a particularly important year for sports eyewear and we will
be introducing more styles to our already extensive range.