The latest developments in lens technology are designed to improve your quality of vision and to make even the stronger prescriptions thinner and lighter.
An anti-reflection coating removes most reflected light, allowing 99% of the light to enter your eyes. This makes your vision clearer, especially in low light conditions. It helps to reduce glare from headlights when you are driving at night.
Multi-coated lenses, like Crizal UV, are increasingly popular as they combine the benefits of anti-reflection, scratch-resistant, water-repellant and UV filters to give you optimum quality of vision and comfort.
Hi-Index [thinner] Lenses
Hi-index lenses are made of special higher density materials which allow higher powered prescriptions to be thinner and lighter in weight. This means greater comfort and your choice of frame styles may be less restricted.
Variable Focus [varifocal]or All-Distance Lenses
If you need 2 pairs of glasses, 1 for distance and 1 for reading, you can have both prescriptions in the one lens. One option is bifocals, but these have a line across the lens and can be restrictive when walking up or down steps.
Varifocals do not have a line as the strength gradually changes from the top to the bottom of the lens, allowing smooth clear vision from distance through middle distance to reading. This means less eyestrain and less chance of tripping on steps!
Varifocal Lenses at Bifocal Prices*
We have now introduced a range of varifocal lenses which are easily affordable. They are an inexpensive options for first time varifocal wearers or perfect for those who usually wear bifocals.
Photochromic [Light Sensitive] Lenses
Photochromic lenses are ideal if you are sensitive to bright light or if you don’t want to switch between glasses and sunglasses. They react in sunlight to that they become dark like sunglasses, protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. Indoors they lighten again to an almost clear lens. The latest photochromic lenses lighten and darken very quickly. Traditionally they were brown, grey or green. Now there are 4 new colours, Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald and Amber.
Polarised lenses are darkly tinted sun lenses which reduce glare from horizontal surfaces like water and wet roads. They can be made to your prescription are particularly useful for fishermen.
Polycarbonate lenses are much stronger than standard plastic lenses. They are commonly used in safety glasses and are recommended for rimless frames. They are ideal for many sports activities including squash, cricket and tennis especially when fitted in a suitable sports frame.
The majority of spectacle lenses are now made from plastic materials rather than glass, which are lighter and safer as they don’t shatter. A scratch-resistant coating can reduce damage due to general wear and tear.
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