In Active Growth Since 1984

Mainline Optical Ltd was founded in 1984. This first business in the group was built upon the reconditioning of edgers and the after sales service. In 1989 Mainline Optical moved to its current larger premises in Driffield.

Mainline Optical was the first company to introduce scanning systems into the UK in 1988, when 28 machines were installed at Cambridge Optical. Since then the advancement in technology enabled Mainline Optical Ltd to source and supply some of the most sophisticated machines on the market. In excess of 2000 edging machines, of which 65% were scanning systems, were supplied in the UK.

In July 1997 Mainline Instruments Ltd was formed. This specialist company distributes and supports sight testing instruments from world leading manufacturers such as; Tomey, Tiolat, Huvitz, Magnon, Neitz, Acep and many more, including a wide range of reconditioned equipment.

In 2005 the group was further enhanced by the formation of Mainline Optical Connections Ltd. This new company specializes in all aspects of spectacle lens manufacturing, from surfacing and glazing, to practice dispensing tools and equipment.

In 2007 it was decided Mainline Optical Ltd was to end it's distributorship of the Briot edging products. This move represented a restructuring for Mainline; it was felt that the timing was right with the growth of other products in the group.

Our highly experienced team here at Mainline Optical Connections Ltd enables us to provide the quality service and support that our customers have come to expect.