An introduction to our lenses
Included as standard
Anti-reflective coating. A coating to reduce glare from light reflection, easing strain on the eye.
Scratch-resistant coating. A hard, durable coating to help prevent scratches.
Hydrophobic coating. A coating to repel water, reducing smudges and making your lenses easier to keep clean.
Light reactive. When exposed to outdoor UV light these lenses change from clear to a darker tint. They return to clear when back indoors in under 30 seconds. Available in green, grey, or brown tints.
Blue light filter. Add this option to filter out 94% of blue light emitted from digital screens. This can be helpful for maintaining a healthy sleeping pattern and reducing eye strain if using a screen at night. But blue light is not all bad, and night mode functions do the same thing. Learn more here.
Lens vision types
Single vision. Correct vision for one field at either Near (reading or close work), Intermediate (computer use), or Distance (general use e.g. driving).
Readers. No prescription needed. Just ready to wear reading lenses available in magnification strengths up to +3.00.
Non-prescription. Clear lenses, with all of the above coatings and optional extras. Just no prescription.
CR39. For simple prescriptions, or non-prescription lenses we will use CR39 lenses. CR39 is a durable plastic, half the weight of glass. It’s a versatile material that can easily be tinted, or have additional coatings applied to it making it an ideal option for most people.
High-index. As prescriptions get stronger lenses become thicker. For (-) prescriptions the thickness is at the edge of the lens. For (+) prescriptions the thickness is at the centre. High index lenses have a flatter curvature, making them thinner. We offer 1.67 (thin) or 1.74 (thinnest) index lenses. But we only use them when they’re actually needed. Learn more here.
If you're looking for something more, we're happy to help. We offer more specialist lenses in store such as varifocals and occupational lenses. Just get in touch or visit a store for more information.
There is a lot of noise around blue light, and speculation around the health impacts it may have on our eyes. There are many ongoing studies into both potential risks and benefits blue light has. But here’s what we know:
What is blue light?
Blue light is everywhere. The main source is sunlight. It is high-energy visible (HEV) light ranging from 380 to 500 nanometers on the visible spectrum. But there are also many man-made, indoor sources of blue light, including fluorescent and LED lighting and flat-screen televisions.
Some blue light is needed for good health
Blue light regulates our circadian rhythm. Without it the body’s biological clock goes out of whack. We need some exposure to daylight to boost our cognitive functions like mood, memory, and alertness.
Where Blue Filter lenses can help
Humans didn’t evolve living with artificial light. We spent evenings in the dark. Therefore blocking the blue light when using screens during the evening helps your brain know it’s evening, and our body clock on point.