As an independent eye care practice, we are free to select the best lenses from any manufacturer. This means we can offer you a wider choice together with a personal service that caters for your particular requirements, lifestyle and budget.
- Single vision lenses are prescribed for reading and distance correction.
- Bifocal lenses, for convenience, joins reading and distance correction with an obvious line across the lens between the two parts.
- Varifocal or progressive lenses merge reading, intermediate and distance correction without a visible line, enhancing cosmetic appearance. They allow the spectacles wearer to see clearly at all distances.
Lens coatings can enhance your vision and appearance. They increase the durability of your eyeglasses and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
The different lens coatings and treatments you should consider are
- Anti-reflection coating – reduces reflections: Anti-reflection coating (also called AR coating or anti-glare coating) is applied to the surface of lenses to reduce reflection. The decreased reflections make them look better, and they produce less glare, which is particularly noticeable when driving at night or working on a VDU (Visual Display Unit). With an anti-reflective coating, reflections are eliminated and eyeglass lenses look thinner or non-existent and your eyes are more visible, creating a nicer cosmetic appearance. An Anti-reflective coating is beneficial for virtually everyone who wears eyeglasses.
- Hard Coating – reduces scratches: Plastic lenses are prone to scratches. In view of this, hard coating on all plastic lenses is advisable. Childrens lenses especially, benefit from a scratch-resistant hard coat.
- Hydrophobic coating – reduces smudges: This type of coating is aimed at making the lenses easier to clean and is resistant to dirt/grease and is very good at keeping rain, snow and fog at bay.
- Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than traditional plastic eyeglass lenses and are more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses. They also offer 100% ultraviolet (UV) protection. This combination of lightweight comfort, UV protection and impact resistance makes polycarbonate lenses an excellent choice for children’s glasses, sports eyewear and safety glasses.
- Hi-index: Hi-index lenses are thinner and lighter and will have a much thinner edge depending on the prescription and power of the hi index lens.
- Tints: Transition lenses (also called photochromic lenses) darken in the sun and reduce eye fatigue. They provide protection from UV (Ultra Violet) rays, so very convenient for spectacle wearers who enjoy outdoor activities.
- Polarising lenses: Polarising lenses give comfortable vision with no glare through a special polarising filter.