Interview: Scotlens' Family Foundations

As Scotlens celebrates 20 years of Nocturnal, Scott Brown tells Andrew McClean about the company’s history

In 1976, Scott Brown was born. It was the same year his father Jack founded contact lens supplier Scotlens. In a picture, taken a few years later, of Jack digging the foundations of the building, which the company still operates out of today, Scott and his brother are playing in the background.  

Scotlens and Jack’s pursuit of creating quality contact lenses has intrinsically been part of Scott’s life. It would become his own too; the boy in the picture grew up to become an optometrist and take ownership of the company.  

‘If you told me I would follow in my dad’s footsteps as both an optometrist and a lens designer, I wouldn’t have believed you,’ Scott tells Optician.  

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