Your eyes are one of the most important possessions and yet in today’s busy lifestyle it’s so easy to take it for granted. Any deterioration in your eyes can be so gradual that it can sometimes go unnoticed, which is why caring for your eyes is crucial.
Following our comprehensive eye examination, our professional staff will discuss with you the choice of shape and colour of frames to give you the look you want. We will then discuss your prescription and vision requirements to help you choose the best lenses. Once you have selected your new frame you choose your lenses. Selecting the right lenses is important to making your glasses look and feel great, as well as giving you the best vision possible.
This guide explains the options available and will help you make the best choice:
- High Index Lenses High index lenses are thinner and lighter than standard lenses, giving a better look and feel, and are excellent for higher prescriptions and rimless frames. There are a number of different indexes available, so depending on your prescripton and frame choice, we can help make the right suggestion.
- Transition Lenses Transition lenses (sometimes referred to as reactions or photochromatic) are clear lenses that automatically adjust to changing light and help protect your eyes from glare and UV light. If you’re walking outside and the sun is shining, then the lenses will darken depending on how bright it is outside.
- Anti-Reflective CoatingThese lenses allow more light through the lens, limiting the relections coming off the surface. Not only does this have a cosmetic benefit of allowing other people to see your eyes clearly, but they also reduce the glare as you look through them. This is particularly helpful when driving at night to reduce the glare from oncoming headlights, but also when working on a computer.
- Prescription SunlensesPrescription sunlenses offer the same correction as your clear lenses, but are tinted to a colour of your choice and have a full UV coating to help protect your eyes from the sun. They can also be made in polarised form.
- Bifocal LensesBifocal lenses provide correction for two distinct prescriptions; long distance and short (used for reading). There is a clearly visible line sperating the prescriptions, with the reading segment available in a number of different shapes.
- Varifocal LensesThese have multiple focus pints to correct vision at various distances. Varifocals are used to correct both distance and reading prescriptions in a single lens and no dividing line between corrections. They also have the added benefit of having an area for your intermediate vision, such as car dashboards and computer screens.
- Lifestyle Lenses (or office lenses) In Europe, over 60% of 40 to 60 years old now use computers at home or work. Computers have become as indispensable tool with most people spending several hours a day in front of a screen. A computer lens will take care of your reading and computer needs. These are different to Varifocals as there is no correction for your long distance vision.