Lenses are developing constantly which has led to recent improvements, thinner lenses for higher prescriptions, as well as new specialised lenses for computer use.
Lenses To Suit Your Lifestyle
Our qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians have access to one of the largest selections of quality lenses in the country, all at very competitive prices. This means that we can offer you the very latest lenses to meet all of your visual needs.
Our qualified Dispensing Opticians will be pleased to discuss your requirements in more detail and demonstrate the various lens types for you.
Polarised lenses are sunglass lenses that will cut down on the glare you get from sun shining on wet surfaces and so are very useful for driving, holiday or fishing.
Coatings can be applied to lenses that will make them more resistant to scratching or reduce the amount of light reflected from the lens.
Reflection free coatings make the lenses look better by making them appear more transparent as more light can pass through the lens allowing you to see the eye behind the lens. They also stop the problem of the spectacle wearer seeing ghost images on the lens which can be particularly troubling when driving at night or using a VDU screen.
New anti static layers on the coating can make the lenses easier to keep clean.
We can make your lenses up to 40% thinner with a high index material. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lenses and feel that they are too thick and heavy we can help with this problem. High index materials are available for single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses.
Single Vision Lenses
Single vision lenses are the simplest form of lens and the most commonly required. If you are short sighted (myopic), long sighted (hypermetropic), astigmatic, or just require reading spectacles (presbyopia) then a single vision lens will probably meet your requirements. If you wear bifocal or varifocal lenses (presbyopia) some people find a separate single vision pair can be useful for prolonged reading, VDU use or for a specific hobby.
Bifocal Lenses provide two different focal distances, normally for distance vision at the top and reading in a visible segment at the bottom. These lenses are a solution to the problem of presbyopia and will allow separate distance and reading prescriptions in one lens rather than swapping between two different pairs.
Varifocal lenses also combine a distance and reading prescription in one lens, but rather than a visible step to the reading area there is a smooth transition down the lens.
Not only is a varifocal better cosmetically, it also gives a portion of the lens suitable for viewing objects at arms length, such as a computer screen or prices on shop shelves, which can be awkward to view with a bifocal. It can take a little while to get used to varifocal lenses but with the right type of varifocal and the advice from our qualified Dispensing Opticians there are very few people who cannot adapt to them.
You used to need a larger frame for varifocals but as fashions have changed towards smaller spectacles varifocal lenses have been designed that are suitable for today’s modern styles giving you much more freedom of choice than before. Other developments have created lenses that give wider clear areas across the lens.
We are also proud to offer our patients innovative lenses that tailor to their eye conditions.
Even with reduced vision caused by glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or RP it is possible to achieve improved vision with the E-scoop® lens we have available. The E-scoop® lens has a special curve, thickness, prism, colour and coating. These qualities together will project the light onto a different part of the retina and can improve your vision dramatically. Click here to read more.
New MiYOSMART revolutionary spectacle lenses were launched in 2021 from HOYA. These innovative glasses have been proven to slow the progression of Myopia. There is currently no cure for short-sightedness however, exciting new developments brings you the option to slow or halt the progression of myopia through contact lenses and, more recently, spectacle lenses. Both of which are available at our practice. Contact us for more information.