LENSES

Whatever your lifestyle, we offer a selection of lenses to suit your selected frames with a range of options and lens coatings that optimise your vision.

Our expert staff will use the latest technology to illustrate the many different lens and coating options available, allowing you to make an informed decision.

 

LENS OPTIONS:

 

 Single vision lenses

Single vision lenses have the same prescription across the whole surface of the lens and are suitable for driving, reading or other visual needs. They can be upgraded to thin and light lenses, can have an anti-reflective coating to reduce reflections especially night time driving and transitions that adapt to changes in light.

Bifocal lenses

Bifocal lenses is when there is two disruption to arts for distance and for reading. You can physically see a line on the lens. These are not use so much these days as the demand on the eyes is different. 

Varifocal lenses

Varifocal (also known as multifocals or progressives) have been developed for presbyopes. Varifocals provide you with clear vision at all distances without having to remove your spectacles.

Business lens

Business lens is a type of lens that is very useful in an office. The top part is more focused for intermediate distance such as a computer and the bottom part is for reading at 40 cm. There is no distinct line but there is two different prescriptions in the lens. 

LENS COATINGS

When choosing lenses, you will be offered an MAR coating (multi anti-reflection) coating. These coatings offer anti-scratch, water repellent, dust repellent and anti-reflection properties, as well as making the lenses easier to clean. They also improve the cosmetic appearance of your lenses. All of our lenses are hard coated as a minimum standard to keep your lenses in the best possible condition, but we recommend you to have an MAR for a clearer vision.

Scratch resistant

Scratch resistant is a basic coating on lenses to help prevent scratches but it will not make it impossible  to scratch. You still have to take care of the lens and put in proper cases when not sousing and clean with the cloth provided.

Antireflective coatings

Antireflective coatings are great as they make not only what you see clearers but it also enables people to see your eyes clearer. It almost makes it look as if you have no lenses in your spectacles. There are many different types of these coatings – with the more expensive ones repelling dust and easier to clean. 

Transitions lenses

These are the ones that change colour when in the sun. This occurs by a chemical reaction reactivating with the UV light. They do not change colour when inside a car. You can get transition lenses in grey, brown and green

Blue blocker

This is still being debated but it is used as a precaution against the blue light from computer screens. Some experts claim that the blue light causes people not to sleep well and can also cause early signs of cataract and age related macular degeneration. As we all sit in front of screens so much more these days some people would perhaps like this to prevent any of the above related problems

Full tint with UV coating.

This is a prescription sunspec lens. These can be fitted to virtually any frame with your exact prescription. it will have full 400 UV protection from the sun. Great for people who spend time outdoors and especially if they live by the sea. 

Polarised lenses 

This is a type of sunglass kens. It also gives full UV protection but it also gives better quality of vision as it cuts out light at two angles. You can also get prescription polarized lenses.


If you require any further information please do not hesitate to ask in store. We will be more than happy to help. 

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