About Us


The Spectacle Centre has been established in St Helens for over 20 years, looking after the eyecare of the people in St Helens and the surrounding areas.

Since purchasing the business in 2006, owners Pete and Viv Mainey have increased the range of frames held and have introduced new technology such as computerised visual field screening equipment. 

In August of 2009, The Spectacle Centre relocated from St Mary's Market to larger premises in the Hardshaw Centre. Located directly opposite St Helens                 bus station,the larger premises provide our patients with a much more comfortable and spacious environment in which to browse and discuss their eyecare needs. 

Pete rides from London to Paris

 In September of 2012, Owner of The Spectacle Centre, Pete Mainey signed up for the challenge of cycling from London to Paris. Pete had set himself the target of raising £1500 for Willowbrook Hospice along the way.

After many 100's of miles training over the coming months, Pete set off on his 300 mile journey in August 2014. Setting off from Crystal Palace, London on the 14th August, he arrived at the base of the Eiffel tower 4 days later. On returning home, he was delighted to have raised a final total of £3100. On behalf of Willowbrook and Pete, thank you to all the friends, family and customers for all the support and kind and generous donations along the way.

In 2014, Pete will be undertaking a number of cycling challenges. Please keep checking our Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.

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