Paul Gibson has a history in the eyewear industry spanning 25 years.
It all started the day his grandad drove him to an interview at the tender age of 17 years, to Rouse Opticians on Newland Avenue in Hull, East Yorkshire.
Over the years he has assembled glasses, studied and practised dispensing spectacles, studied optometry at Cardiff University later practising for some of the largest optician companies in the United Kingdom. Including Boots opticians, Optical Express, Dolland & Aitcheson, Vision Express, Scrivens Opticians, Specsavers and finally Healthcall Optical.
He didn't stop there. Seeing a huge gap in the market he founded a company called Fan Frames in 2011. Licensing with major premier league football clubs to develop the first team-branded prescription glasses collection for the high street.
Also developing brands, Monocle Madness™ & TURTLE SAVERS™ he has a love and passion for developing new products.
In the summer of 2017, he acted on another gut instinct.
Friends, family and customers wanted more choice in design, colour and decoration for their spectacles, and this struck a real chord with him. It reminded him of his Nana.
She longed to see the return of the flamboyant glasses styles from the 1950s and '60s.
Having developed his skills in business, quick to always incorporate the latest technology, and wanting to stay at the cutting edge of the market. He saw that we could develop a collection his nana always dreamed of, and deliver it directly to the customer online.
High quality, original boutique glasses echoing that period and deliver them at a fraction of the cost of other high street designer brands.
"Great care has gone into this project in honour of my nana, each frame bears the initials of my children and it has taken us over 18 months to design, sample and test to deliver this stunning collection" - Paul Gibson.
To ensure customers can shop online easily he also wanted to make shopping for glasses online.
Using his optical knowledge and with the help of local digital experts, we have created a lens selection module embedded into the website product page.
The module recommends the best quality lenses automatically for each customer based on their prescription, as if an optician is sat with them.
"Launching the collection on my Nanas birthday is the proudest moment of my career" - Paul Gibson
We welcome you all to the new collection, be JOIUSS always - Collection