Lenses

Glasses have come a long way. There are many different lenses to choose from, with new innovations happening all the time – and we’ve got them all. Here’s a snapshot of our range:

Drivewear Lenses Drivewear Lenses

Your friend behind the wheel. Polarised adaptive sun lenses with new technology that adjust colour and darken to improve your vision, because you never know when the light is going to change.

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Specifically designed for driving, Transitions® DriveWear® adaptive sun lenses automatically adjust from dark to darker in varying light conditions and behind the windscreen of any vehicle for a safer, more enjoyable driving experience – making sure you can always see the road ahead.

The Tech behind the Specs

Transitions DriveWear lenses combines two leading lens technologies: NuPolar polarisation and Transitions Photochromics that react to both visible and UV light..

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Why? Static polarised lenses block glare, but are too dark to meet the range of conditions you face when driving. And, while traditional photochromic lenses work well for people moving outdoors and indoors, they don’t darken behind a car windscreen as they react only to UV light, and not visible light, necessary for activation behind a windscreen.

How they help your eyes

Transitions DriveWear lenses change between three optimal colours – reacting to varying light conditions to enhance visual performance while driving, and pursuing outdoors activities.

Overcast, low light conditions – yellow-green lens colour

The yellow-green polarised filter provides maximum contrast in low light conditions. The colour is engineered to bring the most useful light to the eye while providing glare protection.

Daylight driving conditions – copper lens colour

With increased visible light, DriveWear darkens to a copper colour. This removes both the excess light and provides good traffic signal recognition (highlights reds and greens). Polarisation removes the glare.

Bright outside light conditions – dark reddish-brown lens colour

When it gets bright outdoors, the DriveWear lens turns a deep dark brown to allow maximum filtration of excess light. It performs like a high quality dark polariser to provide the best protection from bright light and blinding glare.

Who will love them?

  • All drivers – especially commuters, parents on the school run, and professional drivers (trucks, taxis, couriers, police, ambulance and emergency services)
  • Seniors – enhanced vision in varied conditions is perfect for ageing eyesight
  • Outdoor enthusiasts, walkers or bike riders – gives clear vision under trees, in tunnels and in strong outdoor light
  • Golfers – ideal for following the ball in the air and seeing it clearer on the green
  • Fishermen – reduces glare on the water so you can keep your eye on the fish

Also available in non-prescription sunglasses.

Anti-Fatigue Lenses Anti-Fatigue Lenses

Your tired, hard-working eyes deserve a helping hand.

Relieve stinging, tightness, blurriness and headaches caused by visual fatigue.

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Do you suffer from Visual Fatigue?

Eyes that sting and feel tight, headaches and blurred vision are all symptoms of visual fatigue – tired eyes caused by overuse of intermediate and near vision. It affects more than 60% of individuals*, whether your eyesight is corrected or not.

*Source: Omnibus/BVA surveys conducted by Essilor in October 2004 on a sample of 2,760 people aged between 20 and 45 years old (wearers and non-wearers) in France, the United States and Japan.

The Tech behind the Specs

When your eyes focus on a fixed object, the focusing isn’t actually constant – it varies like an auto-focus camera. These subtle, uncontrollable variations are called accommodative micro-fluctuations. When your eyes get tired though, these practically disappear. Anti-fatigue lenses have a slight built-in variation in power at near vision, and a distinctive aspheric shape that restores these micro-fluctuations.

How they help your eyes

The patented design of these lenses restores the focusing ability of your eyes, so you get much greater comfort than lenses with a standard single-vision correction.

Who will love these lenses

  • People between the age of 20 and 45
  • Working people whose activities frequently require near vision
  • People that spend more than 3 hours a day working at close range e.g. reading, computer work, etc.
  • People that complain about experiencing visual fatigue whether they wear prescription glasses or not

Please note Anti-Fatigue advanced single vision lenses are unsuitable for those under 16 and people with significant exophoria.

Progressive Lenses Progressive Lenses

Make life easier without having to change your glasses for different activities – multifocal lenses have different prescription zones in the lens, so you can read the TV guide and still watch your favourite programs.

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Progressive lenses are sometimes referred to as ‘no-line bifocals’, as they provide vision correction for both near and distance, but in a single lens.

The Tech behind the Specs

Progressive lenses provide more than just allowing you to see both close and far away. They also give a smooth transition from distance through intermediate to near, with all the corrections in-between.

This smooth progression is achieved by having a number of curves present in the lens that are ‘blended’ together.

How they help your eyes

No need for chopping and changing glasses – progressive lenses are both your reading glasses and corrective lenses. This means you can look up to see in the distance, look ahead to see things like your computer in the intermediate area, and look down to read close up comfortably – without changing your glasses.

Who will love these lenses

  • People who have trouble seeing both near and far distances
  • People who want a new frame that will not fit their existing bifocal prescription
Invisibles Ultra Lenses Invisibles Ultra Lenses

The new standard in lenses. No more smudges! The advanced lens coating resists smears and dirt, and reduces reflections by up to 80% more than standard lenses.

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The coating improves the efficiency of the lens and resists smudges and dirt making them much easier to clean.

The tech behind the specs

The anti-reflective element of these lenses comes from a specialised layered coating of metal oxides designed to reduce the reflectivity of the lens. The coating blocks internal and external reflected light, reducing glare and improving the efficiency of light reaching your eye.

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Without an anti-reflective lens, up to 90% of the light that reaches your glasses can be reflected away from your eye. The metal oxides also reduce scratches, streaks and smudges.

How they help your eyes

As the coating reduces glare and reflections it actually improves the clarity of the lens and makes cleaning a breeze. The coating also:

  • Reduces scratches, so you don’t need to clean your lenses as often
  • Helps repel dust particles through its anti-static properties
  • Means water droplets slide off the lens more easily

Who will love these lenses

  • Anyone who works under artificial light or at night
  • People that spend more than 3 hours a day working at close range e.g. reading and computer work
  • People who are often exposed to outdoor light e.g. drivers, golfers
  • Anyone who has age changes in their eyes, such as cataracts
  • People that want an easy-to-clean lens
Transitions® Adaptive Lenses Transitions® Adaptive Lenses

Control the light- lenses that adjust from clear to dark and every shade in between so life looks more vivid, more vibrant more true.

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So much more than just an ordinary pair of prescription lenses.  Transitions® lenses enhance  your vision by continuously adapting to changing light, bringing out the best in everything you see. Optimising the amount of light your eyes receive also reduces glare, eye fatigue and strain, for more effortless sight.

For those who spend most of their time indoors Transitions® lenses has the perfect balance between outdoor darkness and indoor clarity, while those who spend more time outdoors may prefer Transitions®  XTRActive™, the darkest everyday Transitions lens ever. The newest addition to the family of everyday lenses, Transitions® Vantage™, are the first lenses to offer variable polarisation and darkness outdoors, and provide superior glare protection for those who are active outdoors.

The tech behind the specs

Transitions everyday adaptive lenses are photochromic lenses that automatically adjust to UV light. Once you’re back inside or at night, the lenses fade back to virtually clear.

How they help your eyes

With Transitions lenses, the level of tint in the lens adjusts to reduce glare and allow just the right amount of light to enter the eyes. Wearing them prevents squinting, eye strain and eye fatigue and allows you to see better in all light conditions. They also block 100% of harmful UV rays to preserve long-term eye health. Just like sunblock for your eyes!

Who will love these lenses

  • Anyone who wants to see better in all light conditions – Transitions lenses are available in a wide range of lens designs including single-vision, bifocals, trifocals and progressives
  • Anyone who wants to reduce eye strain and discomfort caused by changing light
  • Children – the crystalline lens in a child’s eye is not fully developed, allowing potentially harmful UV radiation to penetrate the eye. Transitions lenses are particularly good for protecting young eyes
  • Seniors – no more changing from glasses to sunglasses. Just the convenience and cost saving of having two pairs of glasses.
Multifocal Contact Lenses Multifocal Contact Lenses

Just like progressive glasses, but in a contact lens. See far distance, intermediate range and up close – all with the one contact lens.

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Multifocal contact lenses are the contact lens version of progressive glasses. They combine all your distance, intermediate and near vision needs into one comfortable contact lens.

The tech behind the specs

Multifocal contact lenses work in the same way as progressives. The different prescriptive powers are blended across the lens in rings.

These rings alternate near and distance prescriptions, and your visual system then ‘learns’ to select the proper prescription depending on what you’re focusing on.

How they help your eyes

Multifocals combine corrective powers into one, providing clear vision in all situations. The material multifocals are made from also allows natural levels of oxygen to reach the eye, so extended wears are possible without causing dry eyes.

Who will love these lenses

Multifocal contacts are particularly helpful for people who suffer from ‘presbyopia’ – the condition that makes reading glasses essential once people reach their mid-40s’ and beyond.

Contact Lens Offer

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Save yourself time and money by getting your contacts delivered straight to your home or work. You just need a valid contact lens prescription (dated within the last 12 months).

Simply order online and you’ll be seeing in no time (1-3 working days delivery, subject to stock availability).