About Us

Prospecs Eyewear was established in 1992 by Teresa and Mike Keily. For 25 years Prospecs was located on an industrial estate in Rothley where customers returned to us year after year for our expert knowledge of lenses and great customer service. During this time Mike & Teresa also ran a successful optical lab supplying opticians all over the country.

In May 2018 Prospecs moved to a high street location in Birstall where we have continued to serve existing customers and welcome new ones. Our on-site optical lab allows us to provide quick turnaround and even provide a 1 hour service on some requirements. For the first time Prospecs now provides private and NHS eye tests which can be booked online or over the phone.

Teresa Keily


Teresa has spent over 30 years in the optical industry working various roles. Starting out as an optical assistant, and going on to run an optical manufacturing lab for 25 years.

Teresa has an in-depth knowledge of lenses, high attention to detail and always strives to provide great customer service.

Mike Keily


Mike has been making spectacles since 1978. He qualified as an optical technician after completing a 5 year apprenticeship. Mike then spent a few years working as a technician and managing opticians practices around London.

In 1992 Mike simultaneously launched Prospecs Eyewear and Leicester Optical. Leicester Optical supplied opticians all over the country and gained a reputation for quality work, technical expertise and problem solving.

Mike is always available in the practice to offer expert advice including on specialist lenses and sports glasses.

Gary Richardson

Glazing Technician

Gary has been working with Teresa and Mike for over 15 years. Having spent a lot of time in the manufacturing process Gary has developed an in-depth knowledge of optical prescriptions and lenses. Gary now plays a main role in processing orders to the highest standard.

Nitin Chandarana


Nitin graduated from the University of Bradford in 2002 and went on to complete training with Boots Opticians in Coventry. Nitin has worked with many independent opticians across the midlands and started providing Eye Tests at Prospecs in 2019.

Declan Keily

Optical Advisor

Declan has spent several year’s working with us in our previous prescription lab business. He is now using his knowledge of lenses to assist our customers and in our in-house prescription lab.

Dawn Timson

Optical Advisor

Dawn has over 20 years experience working in optical practices and optical prescription labs. She joined our team in 2021 as our business continues to grow.

Louise Martin

Optical Advisor

Louise is the newest addition to our team. She has many years experience working at an opticians practice. In recent years she was working at our village competitor. We were very happy to have her join us when the other pratice closed down in 2021.

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