Appropriate spectacle lens selection is critical to getting the clearest sight from your new spectacles. Our Optometrist and highly trained dispensing staff will work with you to determine the best lens for your individual needs and lifestyle requirements.

Lens Types

  • Graduated or progressives - designed for continuous range of vision at every distance, from reading through to far distance.
  • Office lenses - 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.
  • Bifocal - useful for when different prescriptions are required for far away and close up.

Lens Material

  • 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 They are now being superseded by the thinner and lighter hi-index materials.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 known as “high index” materials, and are particularly useful for people who have stronger prescriptions because the 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 - effective at reducing glare and better sun protection; great for driving glasses.
  • Transitions™ - adapt to different light levels to ensure comfortable vision under all conditions.

Lens Treatments

  • 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