Spectacle Lenses

Frequently not regarded as important by many customers is the wide variety and choice in lens types and coatings. Listed below is an overview of such items which we at Eye Candy Opticians are more than happy to discuss with the customer to achieve the optimum spectacle lens required.

Anti-reflective coating: (also know as anti-glare) In simple terms the coating is actually layers of filters on the front and back surface of lenses that allow all of the light to pass through the lens instead of bouncing back out as reflection. They are durable, easy to clean, and resist surface static. The most important feature is that the filter increases the amount of light that passes through the lens so you see better, clearer and sharper than before. Anti-reflective coatings make your lenses look almost invisible.

Polarized lenses: A polarized lens is a high tech sunglass filter that eliminates glare and allows light to pass through the lens in only one direction (like a Venetian blind), preventing squinting. It also provides 100% UV protection for your eyes. Without doubt, it’s the lens of choice for driving, fishing, skiing, golfing and all sunny outdoor activities.

Transitions®: These photo chromatic lenses automatically change from clear (indoors) to dark (outdoors) in just a few seconds. They block 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. These lenses offer comfort and convenience all in one pair of glasses. They are available in single vision and progressive powers.

Computer lenses: These new technology lenses are designed for your eyes to relax at the computer. They are designed to give you comfort and vision for close and intermediate distances. While these lenses are primarily designed for computer use, they work great for anyone requiring clear intermediate and near vision, such as musicians, architects, accountants, surgeons, and many others. They are available in plastic, glass and polycarbonate, single vision as well as progressive lenses too.

Varifocal lenses: Distance, intermediate and reading prescriptions in one pair of glasses for all your vision needs. The technology behind these lenses has evolved to precision so virtually anyone can now comfortably wear their progressives all day with absolute natural ease.

Hi-Index Lenses: These thin lenses come in wide range of choices – especially for strong prescriptions but all are basically flatter front curves, resulting in thinner lighter lenses. They offer superior optics and can be easily used when rimless and thinner metal frames are being worn. Polycarbonate: They are the strongest of all the optical lenses, these are recommended by the FDA for sports and safety and work best with most rimless frame styles. Think about your lifestyle needs and ask if these are missing from your wardrobe.

CR-39: The lens material that replaced glass as the lens of choice years ago. It is lightweight, impact resistant, and dyes or coats well.

We know that glasses and sunglasses do not always get treated gently. Should they ever need refitting or tightening, please call into the practice for a complimentary adjustment. 

We also provide a free life-time ultra-sonic cleaning service for all frames purchased from us and a no-quibble guarantee of ONE year for these frames.


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