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In 1993, I NEED YOU was founded by Sabine and Uwe Gellermann to sell European eyewear. They are a a pair of certified master opticians who set out to create high quality frames, reading glasses, sun glasses and sun readers.

Initially, the company started off selling ready readers – reading glasses bought as and when needed. This was followed by the emergence of INY-Sunwear, a collection of sunglasses, and between 1999 and 2003, the company moved in to new premises in Volksdorf, in the north of Hamburg, Germany, and opened up a new branch of their business focussing on lenses.

Between 2007 and 2009 I NEED YOU introduced three new brands of lens and presented at a number of major optical fairs around Europe – including Milan, Paris and, of course, Munich. They also introduced FLXXreader – ready readers crafted from memory material with highly coated lenses, to offer a high quality of eye wear.

I NEED YOU began to expand quickly in 2010 and 2011, agreeing partnerships with distributors in France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. We at Funky Readers are very proud to be the company selling I NEED YOU in the UK, and believe that I NEED YOU’s products offer some of the most innovative and high quality reading glasses available on the market at the moment.

Many members of the I NEED YOU team are certified master opticians, and certified opticians, which adds to the quality of their products – in terms of both their overall effectiveness as glasses, their stylistic appeal, and also innovations such as a memory material which fits better to the face.

If you’re interested, why not take a look at our range of I NEED YOU glasses, starting at only £10.