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LENSES

Spectacle prescriptions can be broken down into Four main types:

Single vision lenses: Or (Single focus lenses) most common in use with clients below 40-45 years of age, these tend to be the standard type of lens fitted. They can be made of standard glass or plastic in a basic form or in a variety of optically superior designs with greater clarity utilising special thin materials to reduce weight and improve their appearance.

Bifocal lenses: ( two focus )tend to be supplied to clients who require a single solution for both close work and distance. A variety of types can be supplied to ensure the most appropriate solution for your own needs, but also to ensure that your chosen frames can best suit the lens type and combination. A small line is visible separating the near and distance lens components.

Progressive lenses: ( multi focus are a very modern lens type which combines near and distance vision requirements into a single lens (with no visible line).Once again they are available in basic form or in a variety of more sophisticated designs offering greater fields of view and faster adaptation.

Progressive Readers( The modern reading lens)Nowadays we not only read at arms length but require clarity at a range of nearer distances , using computers,I Pads or smart phones, e readers etc is common place and these lenses provide greater comfort and extended  clarity into the mid distance range.

Coatings Tints and Filters:All lens types can benefit from a range of surface treatments which are applied before the lens is fitted into the chosen frame. This can include anti-scratch coatings, anti-reflection coatings and tints.

In addition, there are specific types of lenses which offer particular benefits and opportunities including: impact-resistant lenses (for sport or work-related activities); UV lenses (to reduce glare); polarised lenses (for sunglasses) and lenses that adjust automatically to sunlight and lower light conditions.

Which lenses shall I choose?

We will take time to discuss your individual requirements and all the options available, allowing you to make an informed decision. As an independent Optician we are not tied to any one supplier but after years of experience offer products ranging from the most basic to the most sophisticated from Germany’s largest lens manufacturer, Rodenstock just click on the link below to find out more!

Single Vision Basic Lens Option

Single Vision Best Lens Option

Progressive Lenses Basic Option

Progressive Lenses Best Option

Looking at the wearers view through the lenses above which lens would you choose?

Technically advanced lenses require technically advanced methods of measurement! Read about our computer-aided dispensing system.

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