Information & Advice
Choosing glasses is not just about the style of the frames. To make sure that your glasses work best for your work life, home life, activities and hobbies you need to make sure that you've got the right lenses.
Your Boots optician will talk you through all of the options available to you, as well as their recommendations based on what you tell them about your lifestyle. We've put together the following information to help you understand the options available and make an informed choice.
Single vision lenses have one prescription across the whole of the lens. At Boots Opticians our frame prices include the cost of single vision lenses.
Boots Enhance: single vision lens is an advanced single vision lens designed for people who are already wearing distance glasses. These special lenses give a boost to the prescription at the bottom of the lens to help when you may be finding it difficult to read small print, read in poor lighting, or if you're tired.
People whose prescription differs for near and distance vision can benefit from glasses with multifocal lenses. These contain two or more vision-correcting prescriptions and improve your near and distance vision without the need for two different pairs of glasses.
Multi-focal lenses include:
If you have questions about which lens is right for you, talk to your optometrist or another member of the Boots Opticians team. They will be able to help you choose the lens that best fits your lifestyle and vision needs.
Lenses which are thinner and lighter than standard lenses can often be beneficial for people with strong prescriptions, giving a much wider choice of frames and a more attractive appearance than for standard high prescription lenses. Thin and light lenses are more comfortable to wear, which helps to reduce pressure on the bridge of your nose. They also include scratch resistant, reflection free and UV protective coatings as standard.
Once you have decided on the lens you want, you may want to consider a finish, as they have specific benefits that can really enhance your use of your glasses and support your lifestyle needs.
The most common finishes for glasses lenses include:
For sunglasses, our finishes include:
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