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We are proud to be able to offer our customers a
comprehensive range of lenses for your spectacles.
Whatever you want from your glasses, we can find
a lens solution to suit your needs.

To discuss your lens options it is best to visit the store.
Have a chat with one of our experienced
staff members who can help you choose
the best option for you, be it for work, reading,
driving or just everyday use.

To find out more about the types of lenses we offer,
take a look at the section below which outlines their benefits.

Single vision
Bifocals
Varifocals
Coatings
Sunglasses and Transition lenses

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Single vision Lenses

A single vision lens is described as such simply because it contains one prescription in the lens. This prescription is typical used for distance, intermediate (for example when looking a computer screen) or reading. You may need to wear a distance prescription most of the time if you are long or short sighted, or have an Astigmatism. If you need to wear glasses to read or to see objects close up, then single vision lenses can be used, however you will most probably be unable to see objects sharply at a distance further than arms length. If you require glasses for reading, then it may well be worth considering a Bifocal or Varifocal lens.

 

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses, as the name suggests, allows two different prescriptions to be incorporated into one lens. Bifocals are typically used to provide both distance and near prescriptions. This is achieved using a small segment, usually in the lower portion of the lens, which the wearer looks down through in order to read. Originally invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1760, the Bifocal has been the most commonly used multifocal lens up until recent times. Now varifocal lenses can allow wearers to eliminate the visible segment and have more flexibility with their vision.

 

Varifocal lenses

Varifocal lenses are now the most commonly type of multifocal lens used today. Varifocals work in a very similar way to a bifocal lens, by allowing the wearer to look through the lower portion of the lens to read. However varifocal lenses use a gradual transition of power from distance to near. Not only does this eliminate any visible segment, it allows the wearer to gain an intermediate prescription between the distance and near portions of the lens. This means you can:

 look into the distance, for example when driving.

 see sharply at an intermediate distance, for example when looking at a computer screen.

 see sharply at near or reading distances.

Simply put, varifocal lenses can suit every aspect of day to day spectacle wearing. Varifocal lens design has improved dramatically over the years. The technology used to generate the complex curves has made leaps and bounds, to improve wearer comfort and increase visual performance. Freeform technology has meant that varifocals can now be custom made to your prescription, almost eliminating adaption time, and offering an option for patients who have struggled with varifocals in the past.

Our varifocal lens of choice is the Wideview Zenix from Jai Kudo, a freeform varifocal and one of the best performing lenses we sell. We can also use varifocals from some of the other major manufacturers such as Seiko and Essilor.

To discuss your varifocal needs and options, come down to see us. We can help you get the very best from your vision.

Coating options

All of our lenses come with the option of an anti-reflection coating or MAR. This is a coating that reduces reflections on the surface of the lens. The two main benefits of this are an improved cosmetic look and a reduction in glare from bright lights. This is very useful in low light conditions such as night driving, where the 'starburst' glare from headlights can make driving difficult.
We can also offer Hydrophobic coatings on many of our lenses. This acts as a 'non-stick' layer for grease, dust and dirt making cleaning your lenses much easier.

 

Sunglasses and Transition lenses

We sell a fantastic range of sunglasses in our store, including some of the best known designers such as Ray Ban and Fendi. We can tint prescription lenses to the colour and depth of your choice into many frames. if you want a second pair of sunglasses for your holidays or for driving.

We also offer a wide range of transition lenses that change colour in the sunlight. Available in single vision, bifocals and varifocals, these can make your new spectacles ready for all conditions. Perfectly clear indoors, and within seconds, sunglasses out in the sun.