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Millmead Optical Group

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Millmead Optical Group

Millmead Optical Group is an independently-owned Optical wholesaler and manufacturer with a 4.8 acre factory site, based in Maghull, Liverpool. With nearly 80 years of experience, Millmead is a one-stop-shop dedicated to supplying the needs of both independent Optician practices and larger chains, domestically and globally.

First established in 1946 by Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn, the group prides itself on still being a family-owned manufacturer, as it is run today by Walter’s grandson James (Millmead’s CEO) and Herbert’s son Daniel (Millmead’s Chairman).

Millmead Optical Group comprises predominantly of three companies that cover the key fields of optical sales: the frames company, Continental Eyewear, the lenses company, Jai Kudo Lenses and the cases and accessories companies, Optoplast and Louis Stone.

Millmead is extremely proud to offer a cost-effective and service-driven solution to all our customers’ eyewear requirements. Our highly respected frames brand Continental Eyewear, offers a wide variety of ranges to suit all budgets and styles, from the higher end of Reykjavik Eyes and Walter Herbert right through to the budget-friendly Lazer and Matrix.

Jai Kudo, our lenses brand, is as a leading supplier of stock and surfaced ophthalmic lenses, with over 2 million lenses held in stock. This year, we'll be showcasing our brand new KUDOS virtual reality experience and new bespoke progressive lenses. 

Optoplast has nearly 80 years as a leading supplier and manufacturer of cases and accessories. We have a focus on sustainable cases made from I00% recycled materials, manufactured at our Liverpool factory. We have recently acquired the case and cloth business of Louis Stone Optical - which will also be on display this year. 


83 Sefton lane
L31 8BU
United Kingdom

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    07 Feb 2024
    Iconic British Brand Mr. Men and Little Miss joins the Continental Eyewear family
  • KUDOS®

    05 Feb 2024
    Introducing KUDOS® - The Future of Personalised Progressives

    01 Dec 2023
    We understand that finding the perfect eyewear for little ones can be a challenging task. That’s why we have collaborated with renowned specialist Dr. Alicia Thompson, an expert in paediatric dispensi ...
  • Japanese titanium eyewear - inspired by Iceland - made in Italy
  • Optoplast Sustain

    01 Feb 2024
    We are excited to share with you our eco collection - Optoplast Sustain. Our range of cases and cloths have each been carefully crafted from a material called recycled polyethylene terephthalate, othe ...
  • Cameo Sustain

    10 Oct 2022
    Eyewear Reincarnated: Made from 100% recycled materials. Introducing Cameo Sustain, the first ever sustainable collection by Continental Eyewear. All of the frames have been made from rPET, meaning th ...
  • Puriti

    21 Sep 2022
    Puriti is the ultimate crossroads where style, innovation and comfort meet.  Introducing the all-new Japanese titanium range from Continental Eyewear. A collection of frames that present timeless sty ...
  • Honeycomb Lenses

    11 Apr 2022
    BETTER VISION, INSPIRED BY NATURE Honeycomb lenses are NO ordinary lenses, we are all unique and individual, so why shouldn’t our lenses be too? Using nature’s technology of honeycomb design, more lig ...
  • Discover Star Fit

    01 Nov 2023 Continental Eyewear | Part of Millmead Optical Group
    We know that finding the perfect eyewear for little ones can be a challenging task. That’s why we have collaborated with renowned specialist Dr. Alicia Thompson to develop our Star Fit collection. 
  • KUDOS by Jai Kudo Lenses

    05 Feb 2024 Jai Kudo Lenses | Part of Millmead Optical Group
    KUDOS® uses the latest virtual reality technology to create a progressive lens designed using the wearer's gaze dynamics. KUDOS® technology paves the way in a new era of personalised dispensing.
  • The Continental Showcase

    20 Apr 2022 Continental Eyewear
    This is Continental Eyewear... Take a journey with us to explore the vast amount of brands and optical ranges we have available. For every occasion, for everyone.
  • Honeycomb Lenses

    08 Jul 2022 Jai Kudo Lenses
    Honeycomb lenses are NO ordinary lenses. We are all unique and individual, so why shouldn’t our lenses be too? Using nature’s technology of honeycomb design, more light is distributed from all areas o ...
  • Inspired by Iceland: Reykjavik Eyes Black Label

    31 Mar 2022 Continental Eyewear
    At Reykjavik we believe that eyewear is an expression of personality. Our quality frames are inspired by the picturesque Icelandic landscape and are carefully hand crafted in Italy.
  • Cameo Sustain

    10 Apr 2022 Continental Eyewear
    Eyewear Reincarnated... The new Cameo Sustain range comprises of 13 models, all made from rPET material packed in biodegradable polybags. The frames feature recycled plastic demo lenses, which are als ...
  • Lite by name, Light by nature

    21 Sep 2022 Continental Eyewear
    X-Eyes Lite is a bright and colourful range of titanium and acetate eyewear featuring 21 models in up to three colourways. With an incredibly thin and ‘lite’ feel, the collection offers a variety of m ...
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