Correct spectacle lens selection is critical
Correct spectacle lens selection is critical to getting the clearest sight from your spectacles. Our Optometrist and dispensing staff will work with you to determine the best lens for your individual needs and lifestyle requirements.
Graduated or progressives – give clear sight at all distances.
Office lenses – are specifically for the office environment where clear, comfortable vision is essential on the computer and for reading.
Single vision – one power over the entire lens e.g. reading glasses.
Bifocals – are useful for when different prescriptions are required for far away and close up.
Conventional – these simple plastic materials are light and give clear vision with basic prescriptions. They were introduced in the late 1960’s and are the most common material used in spectacles in Australia. They are now being superseded by the thinner and lighter hi-index materials.
High index – new technology has created a range of lens materials that are much thinner, flatter and lighter than conventional ones. These are particularly useful for people who have stronger prescriptions because thinner lenses are clearer and cosmetically more appealing. They are also safer as they have much greater impact resistance and fully absorb UV rays making them healthier for your eyes.
Tinted – your prescription glasses can be used as sunglasses too so you can see clearly on sunny days.
Polarised – are more effective than tinted glasses at reducing glare and give better sun protection and are therefore excellent for driving, at the beach and watching the kids play sport.
Transitions™ – adapt to different light levels to ensure comfortable vision under all conditions.
Anti-reflection coating – applied to the lens surface, allowing greater transmission of light which improves both the cosmetic look of the lenses and their performance.
UV coating – reduces the amount of UV reaching the eye.