Choosing the right lenses for you
Our experienced staff are always on hand to help you with your lens selection, be it separate pairs, Bifocals or Varifocals.
They will be able to give you the honest facts that will help you make an informed choice of lens that best suits your lifestyle.
Selecting the right frames is just half the story. It is essential that the lenses you choose complement the frames and provide you with excellent and comfortable vision. We will guide you through the many types of lenses available, but here is a brief overview:
The simplest form of Spectacle lens is the
single vision lens
, made to a single prescription to correct a particular eyesight problem. The curvature of the lens, its thickness and weight will all depend on the amount of long or short sight it is designed to correct. The lens material will also influence the thickness and weight of your lenses, as will the size and shape of the spectacles frame you choose. Spectacle lenses used to be made of glass but most lenses are now lightweight plastic and there is a wide range of materials available to suit your prescription and lifestyle.
Another popular lens option offered by us is the
lens which can take the strain off your eyes by automatically regulating the light that reaches it. Using intuitive photochromic technology, the lenses adjust from ultra clear indoors or at night to dark when outside, so your eyes feel more comfortable and less tired.
lenses contain two optical corrections with a distinct dividing line between the two parts. The most common use for bifocals is for correcting presbyopia. This is the condition that tends to occur with age when the eye becomes less able to focus at close distances, meaning two different prescriptions are needed. Although varifocals are generally preferred to bifocals, certain prescriptions and lifestyles are better corrected using a bifocal lens.