Glasses for reading, driving, or the computer? – Bifocals, Multifocals or prescription sunglasses – The list goes on!
The right solution for you is not always the most simple. We aim to provide not only the correct clinical information but also to establish your lifestyle requirements in order to achieve the solution that is right for you.
Major advances in lens design mean that we now have a wide variety of spectacle lenses from which to choose in order to ensure optimum vision and eye comfort. Some specialised lenses we use are not manufactured in Australia but we are able to source them from the advanced optical technology in Japan and Germany.
High quality prescription lenses are also available as Transitions, with various tint colours or polarised as well as with a choice of hard or anti reflective coatings.
Single Vision :
Single Vision lenses have one power over the entire lens and are very simple to use. These are the most commonly used lenses and are available in various materials to suit each individual’s needs.
Bifocal lenses combine a reading and distance prescription within one lens. These two areas are separated by a distinct line on the lens. Bifocals are ideal for those patients who require spectacles for both reading and distance, avoiding the need for two pairs of glasses. Bifocals are available in a range of styles.
Multi-focal or progressive lenses provide vision correction for both near and distance prescriptions, but in a single lens. They are designed to provide a smooth visual transition from distance, through intermediate to near with no need for lines on your lenses between each section.
This allows the wearer to see in the distance, look ahead to see things like the computer in the intermediate area, and look down to read close up comfortably.
Technical advances within the industry mean that there are now a wide range of progressive lenses available depending on your prescription, frame size and lifestyle.
New Generation Progressive lenses:
There have recently been huge changes within the optical industry leading to amazing advances in lens technology. Progressive lens wearers now have a variety of lenses to choose from depending on their individual needs.
Progressive lenses provide the closest to natural vision that you can get in a pair of prescription glasses and with the new generation of premium lenses now available, wearing progressive lenses is now a much more natural, comfortable experience.
Innovative new lens designs are now available in high index materials providing crisper, clearer vision with a substantially wider field of view.
The extensive range of different lenses to suit all prescriptions and measurements enables the patient more freedom when choosing their new frame. The patient is no longer restricted to a larger frame but can also select a smaller more fashionable frame without compromising their vision.
High Index Lenses:
Technological advances are constantly providing us with more choices in lens design. High Index lenses are able to bend light more efficiently and are thinner and lighter than ever before, providing the patient with optimum vision as well as improving the appearance of spectacles. This is especially relevant for those patients with high prescriptions.
Polycarbonate and Safety lenses:
Polycarbonate lenses are safer for eye glasses than traditional lens materials as they are less brittle and are therefore more impact resistant. These lenses are particularly important for use in work safety spectacles, sports glasses as well as for use in children’s frames.
Specific eye protection is required by legislation in many work places and we have a wide variety of frames and lenses that meet the standards required.
Transition lenses give you the benefits of clear lenses indoors and at night, as well as the distinct advantages of sunglasses when you are outdoors – all in the convenience of one lens. Thanks to advanced technology the lenses automatically adjust to the UV levels to darken when you go outdoors, while quickly fading back to clear once you step back inside.
Polarised lenses eliminate the glare that causes squinting, eyestrain and general discomfort and in doing so the wearer benefits from crisper clearer vision. Wearing a polarized lens is particularly beneficial when driving, skiing, fishing or pursuing other outdoor activities. Polarised lenses are available for both prescription and non prescription wearers and come in a variety of tint colours.
Teflon and AR coatings are applied to the surface of spectacle lenses and other optical devices to help reduce reflections. Lens coatings can enhance the performance and appearance of eyeglass lenses by significantly reducing the reflections created by the wearer’s surroundings. These anti-reflective coatings also improve the appearance of your glasses.
Reducing the reflective quality in the lens creates a nicer cosmetic appearance as it allows others to see your eyes rather than themselves reflected back in your lenses. These AR coatings are particularly beneficial for those working under overhead lighting and on computers as well as driving at night.
Scratch-Resistant Coatings / Hard Coat:
No eyeglass lens material — not even glass — is scratch-proof. However, a lens that is treated front and back with a clear, hard coating does become more resistant to scratching. Kids’ lenses, especially, benefit from a scratch-resistant hard coat. Today most types of plastic lenses, including high-index, polycarbonate and traditional plastic materials such as CR-39, have built-in scratch-resistant coatings.