We strive to give everyone a tailored approach to eyecare, where we will base decisions on which spectacle lenses you need from your everyday needs.
Not everyone requires the same lenses, so we spend time understanding your requirements, and designing a solution to give you the very best vision and most comfortable spectacles to wear.
We are able to use a range of lens suppliers giving us flexibility to find your perfect fit.
We are a bespoke practice with Essilor and therefore able to offer you a unique experience and bespoke lenses to match your eyes requirements. Ask our lenses experts for more information.
There are so many different options when it comes to choosing lenses, too many to list, however here are a few frequently asked questions broken down and answered from the Essilor webpage;
What do varifocals do?
Varifocal lenses are created with a gradual, changing power from the top to the bottom of the lens. This allows you to see across different vision zones, including near, far and in between. This is due to different parts of the lens being optimised for the various distances.
Varifocal lenses are worn by those who require multiple corrections for refractive errors brought on by presbyopia. This is a natural, age-related condition that means it can become difficult to see things up close, and usually happens when you're around 40 years on and continues to progress.
Varifocal lenses correct your vision so you can read text up close and see things clearly in the distance. No more having to switch between your reading glasses and your distance spectacles.
What is the difference between bifocal and varifocal lenses?
Bifocal and varifocal lenses differ due to the way the power is distributed through the lens. Bifocals only have two defined sections for near and distance vision, separated by a visible line on the lens itself. The lower part of bifocal lenses are usually to correct near vision, while the top part is to correct your distance vision. Wearers often need to look up and down through the right part of the lens to see near or far.
On the other hand, varifocal lenses are characterised by a much more gradual change in the power within the lens. There is no identifiable line or segment improving the lens aesthetics and it also creates a much smoother transition between the different vision distances. Varifocal lenses reduce the need for head movement to see clearly; simply just look through any part of the lens to experience sharp vision.
What is the difference between Transitions and photochromic?
Photochromic lens is the term given to a type of lens that will automatically change tint according to the light conditions. Transitions is a brand of photochromic lenses. At Essilor, we offer a range of Transitions photochromic lenses, created with the latest technology. This includes fast fade back, a choice of colours and enhanced colour perception, visual protection and comfort.