A guide to Cubitts lenses
Cubitts frames are available with a range of lenses, with and without prescription.
All our lenses are made by ZEISS, proven in our lab tests to be of the highest quality. If you get as excited about lenses as we do, you will know this is rather thrilling. You can read more about their reputation for innovation here.
Each pair of Cubitts spectacles comes with single vision ZEISS ClearView lenses as standard. Optimised to the eye to offer a larger zone of clarity, thinner and flatter than the average lens.
We won’t charge you extra for the necessities. That’s why all our lenses include the following ZEISS DuraVision® coatings:
Repels dust and dirt, giving you clear vision and an immaculate appearance.
Repels water, reducing smudges, and making your lenses easier to keep clean. Doesn’t mean you should swim in them.
This hard, durable layer protects your sunglasses from scratches and scuffs. We still recommend you keep them in their soft pouch or case when they’re not on your head.
A coating to reduce glare from light reflection, easing strain on the eye, giving you a clearer view of the outside world, and giving the outside world a clearer view of your wonderful eyes.
You can’t put suncream on your eyes, but this does the same job.
What type of lens should I choose?
We offer the following types of lens:
Our most common type of lens, which corrects one field of vision—near, intermediate, or distance. Our dispensing opticians will choose either 1.5 or 1.6 index, depending on your prescription and frame, with higher index lenses also available (see below). These lenses are available online and in store.
Otherwise known as progressives, they offer up to three prescriptions in a single lens. This allows you to do close-up work (like reading a book), middle-distance work (like working on the computer), or distance viewing (like driving) without needing to change your spectacles. Offered in our stores or through our customer service team.
You can read more about varifocals here.
For medium prescriptions (typically up to +/- 5.50), glazed from 1.67 high-index plastic lenses. These cost an additional £75.
For strong prescriptions (typically over +/- 5.50), glazed from 1.74 high-index plastic lenses. These cost an additional £100.
Also known as Transitions, lenses which change from clear to a darker tint in under 30 seconds. These cost an additional £100.
Reduces glare caused by horizontal light, making them ideal for activities such as skiing or water sports. These cost an additional £50.