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When you know that you need new eyewear, many people spend most of their time choosing their frames and hardly give a second thought to their lenses.
Whilst the frames are undoubtedly visually important, the lenses are perhaps even more so. After all, they’ll be the key to improving your vision!
for glasses and sunglasses
When it comes to selecting new lenses for your eyewear, our qualified dispensing opticians will take time to discuss your visual requirements and give you information on all the options suitable to help you choose the right lenses for you.
We continually source the very latest and most innovative products from leading companies around the world.
We are not tied to any one supplier and our dispensing opticians can recommend the best solutions for you from leading lens manufacturers such as Zeiss, Rodenstock, Essilor and BBGR.
Single vision lenses
Single vision lenses or singles focus lenses are 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 or two focus lenses 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 or multi-focus lenses 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.
Nowadays we not only read at arms length but require clarity at a range of nearer distances , using computers, iPads or smart phones, e-readers etc is common place and these lenses provide greater comfort and extended clarity into the mid distance range.
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.