lenses guide

A guide to your perfect lenses

Find the lenses that fit your lifestyle

Make choosing new lenses simple

So you have found your perfect frames & you now need to find the right lenses for your glasses. There are so many options available on the market that it can sometimes seem daunting & hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to make choosing new lenses simple.

We have a range of lenses available to suit your lifestyle and frame. Depending on your age and sight requirements, we might recommend single vision lenses or multifocal lenses. Single vision lenses help you to either see things far away such as watching TV or close-up such as reading. Alternatively, if you need help seeing in the distance & seeing close-up, multifocal lenses (bifocals & varifocals) might be right for you.  

See every detail with our lenses

Single vision

Whether you need lenses to help you focus on far-away objects, nearby objects or computer screens, we have three clear options to suit your needs.

  • Essential: These lenses are scratch resistant to protect against everyday use & come as standard with your glasses frames
  • Enhanced: These upgraded lenses provide less reflections, increased scratch resistance, & easy clean properties
  • ClearView: ZEISS ClearView lenses are thinner & flatter than standard single vision lenses & include all the benefits from our enhanced lenses, plus sunglass level UV protection & blue light filtering
A graphic shows three options of single vision lenses available. ClearView is over £75 and includes scratch resistant, fewer reflections, easy clean, sunglass level of UV protection, blue light filtering and thinner & flatter lens features. Enhanced single vision lenses are £40 plus, they include  scratch resistant, fewer reflections, easy clean features. Essential single vision lenses include scratch resistant features as standard

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses is an umbrella term that includes both Bifocals and Varifocals. If you already have prescription glasses but notice that you are struggling to see at other distances, these two types of lenses provide clear vision at different distances, so that you don’t need to swap between glasses. 

Varifocal lenses

A varifocal lens has three different prescriptions in one lens. The top is for distance, the middle of the lens can be used for immediate tasks like computer use, & the bottom of the lens is designed for close-up tasks like reading. This is all blended into the lens so that there is no visible line, unlike bifocal lenses.

Our varifocal lenses are available in four options:

  • Essential: Our standard varifocal lenses are scratch resistant as standard
  • Enhanced: Our enhanced varifocal lenses are scratch resistant, plus they have fewer reflections. The field of vision is also wider than that of a standard lens. This lens is good for reading & light computer use
  • Advanced: Our advanced varifocal lenses include all of the benefits from our enhanced varifocal lenses, but with a wider field of vision. This lens is recommended if you are regularly changing distances and using the computer or reading for long periods
  • Varilux® Physio: These are our premium varifocal lenses. They come with all of the benefits from our advanced lenses, plus wider fields of vision and great contrast, whatever the situation and in any light conditions. These lenses are modified to the prescription of both of your eyes so that your eyes work better together, resulting in improved focus for smooth transitions between distance to near vision zones and vice versa. Read more about Varilux
A graphic shows four options of varifocal lenses available. Varilux Physio is over £290 and includes the widest field of view, scratch resistant, fewer reflections and easy clean features. Advanced varifocal lenses are £200 plus and include an upgraded field of view, scratch resistant, and fewer reflections features. Enhanced varifocal lenses are £130 plus and include an upgraded field of view, scratch resistant and fewer reflections features. Essential varifocal lenses are £50 plus and include upgraded field of view, and scratch resistant features.

Bifocal lenses

A bifocal lens has two different prescriptions in one lens. The lens has two different areas of vision, divided by a visible horizontal line across the lens. The top portion helps with distance vision, while the bottom section handles close-up tasks such as reading.

Thin & light lenses

Our thin & light lenses are up to 25% thinner and 43% lighter than our standard lens. They are scratch resistant to protect against everyday wear & tear, plus reflection free for reducing glare.

•  Thin & Light: Additional £70 - these lenses are up to 25% thinner

•  Ultrathin: Additional £125 - these lenses are up to 35% thinner

•  Ultrathin Plus: Additional £180 - these lenses are up to 50% thinner

Office lenses

Our office lenses are designed to help you see clearly in environments such as the office where it can be demanding to look at a computer screen for long periods of time, or the lighting can be overly bright. Our office lenses start at £65. Speak to your Optician if you want to hear more.

Need your lenses to manage the light around you?

Whether you’re sensitive to light or looking for a stylish pair of prescription sunglasses, we have a range of finishes to choose from.

Transitions: Additional £80

Responding to the light around you, Transitions® lenses intelligently change from clear to dark when you go outdoors and back to clear when you return inside. By optimising the amount of light your eyes receive, Transitions lenses also help reduce glare, for more effortless sight.

Transitions also offer a choice of products tailored to your eyecare needs and are available in a wide range of stylish lens colours so you can express your own personal style. Find out more about Transitions.

Prescription sun lenses: Additional £80

All our sun lenses protect your eyes from the sun by providing 100% UV protection. 

Prescription Polarised: Additional £150

A great option for sun lenses that significantly reduces sun glare from reflective surfaces like snow, roads and water and help to offer protection from UV rays. A great option for daytime driving and outside sports.

Lenses for kids​​​​​​​

Are you looking for kids' lenses that keep up with their activities? All of our kids' lenses are scratch resistant to put your mind at ease, with some great upgrades to choose from. Thinner lenses reduce the weight and thickness resulting in lightweight lenses for more comfortable wear. We also stock a range of kids glasses, perfect for everyday wear. Read more on children’s eye health.

  • Ultratough: Additional £20 - these lenses are up to 25% thinner
  • Ultrathin: Additional £40 - these lenses are up to 35% thinner
  • Ultrathin Plus: Additional £60 - these lenses are up to 50% thinner

*ZEISS ClearView lenses: Quantitative analyses by Technology & Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, 2020  comparing ZEISS ClearView with ZEISS AS lenses

**Lens prices do not include the cost of the frames

***Field of view visuals are for illustrative purposes only