Changing the way you buy eyewear


The Founders Story

Mastering Friendship and Revolutionizing the Eyewear Industry

Two individuals with a different background an personality, embarked on a journey that would not only change their lives but also disrupt the eyewear industry in ways they could have never imagined. Meet Lina and Dan, the dynamic duo behind the revolutionary eyewear brand, Pop Specs.

September 2019: The Fateful Meeting

Lina and Dan first crossed paths while pursuing their master’s degrees at the University of Chester. Lina, with a financial background and grew up as a tennis player, has always wanted to have her own business. Dan, on the other hand, was a seasoned with over two decades of experience in the optics industry. Fate had a way of bringing them together as they embarked on their educational journey.

As they attended classes, and study groups, their friendship blossomed. They shared not only a common educational pursuit but a profound passion for eyewear. The more they delved into the world of optics, the clearer it became that their combined skills and expertise could bring about a significant change in the eyewear industry.

March 2020: The Lockdown Twist

The world was turned upside down by an unforeseen adversary – the global lockdown. While it put their master’s program on hold, it also provided an unexpected opportunity. Lina and Dan decided to seize the moment and put their shared vision into action. The lockdown allowed them to channel their energy and resources into crafting the blueprint for a disruptive eyewear brand, Pop Specs.

With Dan’s unrivaled industry knowledge and Lina’s financial savvy, they believed they had the perfect blend of expertise to make Pop Specs a reality. They envisioned a brand that would not only offer affordable eyewear but also redefine the eyewear shopping experience – making it quick, fun, and accessible to all.

August 2020: Pop Specs is Born

As the lockdown gradually lifted, PopSpecs emerged from the cocoon of dreams and aspirations. The duo, now best friends turned business partners, worked tirelessly to bring their vision to life. They carefully selected stylish frames, ensured top-notch lens quality, and incorporated the latest trends in eyewear fashion.

Their vision for Pop Specs was simple yet transformative: they wanted to provide customers with a seamless, affordable, and enjoyable eyewear shopping experience. No more breaking the bank for quality glasses. No more long waits for prescription eyewear. And certainly no more dull and boring frames.

May 2021: The Pop Specs Revolution

After much planning, they finally launch their first kiosk in Trafford Centre in May 2020. Today, Pop Specs is not just an eyewear brand; it’s a revolution in the industry. Lina and Dan’s commitment to affordability, speed, and fun has made eyewear accessible to all. With a visit to nearby locations, you can have stylish, quality eyewear delivered just within 20 minutes. They’ve disrupted the industry by challenging the status quo, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Lina and Dan continue to drive their vision forward, guided by the belief that everyone deserves clear vision and a touch of style in their lives. Their journey from classmates to best friends, and finally to co-founders of Pop Specs, is a testament to what can be achieved when passion, expertise, and a shared vision come together.

With Pop Specs, they’ve not just disrupted the eyewear industry; they’ve made it better, brighter, and more accessible. The future of eyewear is here, and it’s called Pop Specs.

The First Kiosk Design