Meet the Team

Meet the Top Specs Team!

Want to purchase a new pair of eyeglasses? Get in touch with our team of experts at Top Specs in Aylesbury today. We can also provide eye tests. We also attract customers from Buckinghamshire, Thame, Tring, Chinnor, and Princes Risborough


Brian has been in optics for as long as he can remember (and that's quite some time), having founded Top Specs over two decades ago. If you need a new pair of eyeglasses or frames, there's probably no better man to chat to in Aylesbury than Brian. 

Outside of the lab, he is an experienced rally co-driver and navigator. He also practices martial arts (Pro MAI) and walks frequently in order to keep as toned and muscular as everyone tells him he is.

Favourite Food: Cauliflower cheese and chips
Least Favourite Food: Blancmange
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Married to Brian, Nikki keeps everyone right as a lead technician and head of quality control. 
She's also a master dispensing advisor, so when a woman's touch is needed when it comes to frame styling, Nikki is always on hand to advise on current trends as well as personalised colour and shape matching.

Between Brian helping you choose the optimal lenses to suit your prescription and Nikki lending her expertise in frame selection, you're guaranteed to leave the practice with glasses you'll love.

Prior to her sixteen years working with Brian in the lab, Nikki worked in the printing industry and retains a deep passion for reading (particularly biographical non-fiction).

Favourite Food: Anything with prawns
Least Favourite Food: Bananas


Ruth has been keeping things running smoothly from the front desk for almost as long as Top Specs has been in operation. After you order your new glasses or replacement lenses with us, Ruth is the lady who liaises between the glazing team and our partner manufacturers along the entire process.

As well as being an integral part of the customer service team, what Ruth doesn't know about gardening could be written on the back of a postal stamp.
Leonard the dog


Leonard is a dog. He isn't particularly good at helping people choose glasses. However, he does well at boosting the morale of the team and keeps to himself, so we like having him around.

Favourite Food: Chewed-up Essilor delivery boxes
Least Favourite Food: Zeiss delivery boxes (too tough)
Dispensing opticians - A note on the terminology

Tops Specs is not associated or registered with the GOC or ABDO dispensing optician regulatory bodies. Most of our customers, some of whom have been loyal to us for several years know us as trustworthy professionals who dispense and manufacture quality glasses. Because of (in our opinion) an outdated clause within the regulations, governed by the General Optical Council we are not allowed to call ourselves Dispensing Opticians. However, that is precisely what we do and our loyal customers (who keep coming back and to whom we are very grateful) tell us that we do a good and professional job for them.
Many people remark on how many places there are selling glasses in Aylesbury (and nail bars, but that's a different kettle of fish entirely). Want to see how we set ourselves apart from the crowd and offer an unparalleled service? Allow us to demonstrate.
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Need a new pair of frames? Why not book yourself in for an eye test while you're here? Call us on
01296 484 222 
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