lenses and coatings - high index lenses and Photochromic Lenses

Lenses and Coatings

When ordering their glasses our customer love to spend time looking at our extensive range of frames to ensure they find the one that is just right for them. However, there is also a variety of lenses to fit in those frames. Our aim when people are buying their glasses is to ensure they are fitted with the best lenses possible.

Our range of lenses

High index Lenses

These have very sophisticated, computer-designed surfaces. This means they are thinner, lighter and flatter than ever. Lightweight high-index plastics make them thinner even for those with a medium prescription. The difference will be very noticeable particularly for those wearing one of our larger frames.

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Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses darken very quickly in the sunlight and lighten very quickly once you're back indoors. They provide very much an ordinary pair of glasses with ‘clear’ lenses and prescription sunglasses all in the same frame. These are made from optical plastic so they are very lightweight and very comfortable to wear.

Our photochromic lens is available as single vision, bifocals and varifocal giving our customers an added choice.

Coatings

Anti-reflection coatings

Anti-reflection coatings can be applied to both plastic and glass lenses. They dramatically reduce reflections ensuring that it is the wearers' eyes people see, not their lenses. The visual benefits are equally spectacular. When driving at night, for example, you will find the absence of reflections drastically reduces glare, a key feature when taking road safety into consideration. Anyone working on a computer monitor will appreciate the improved contrast that they bring, making work on computers significantly less tiring for the eyes.

Scratch-resistant coatings

All lenses, both plastic and glass are prone to scratching. However, a scratch-resistant coating, applied to both the front and rear of the lens can help prevent them suffering accidental scratching. The scratch-resistant coating makes the surface of the lens much harder, therefore much more resistant to scratching. All glasses wearers are likely to suffer scratching on the lens, be it from letting the glasses fall accidentally on the floor or by wiping them with a paper towel. Children, in particular, are likely to see them scratched if the glasses are knocked off during robust play. So it is always wise to purchase glasses with a scratch resistant coating.

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