understanding lens design

Understanding lens design and the enhancements available to you, means you will know what to look out so that your eyes get what they deserve. Now that we’ve explored the features that determine lens weight, thickness and vision correction, let’s discover how we can take our lenses to a new level.

Lens design

Basic lenses common to low-cost packages are typically spherical. They have steep curves that result in a thicker appearance. Aspheric lenses are a premium alternative, producing a flatter, thinner, more comfortable and appealing finish.

Lens enhancements & coatings

Enhance your visual performance, safety and look with transitions lenses, anti-reflective coatings and polarising technology. These are generally treated as package extras so make sure to enquire about these when you see your optometrist.

  • Transition lenses react to light and UV by changing the lenses from clear to dark and every shade in between. This allows for a smooth transition from indoors to outdoors without the need to change from spectacles into sunglasses.
  • Anti-reflective coatings enhance the visual performance, comfort and look of your lenses by minimising unwanted glare and reflection.
  • Scratch resistance coatings are applied to plastic lenses for improved durability and greatly reduce the chance of lenses being scratched in everyday situations.
  • UV coatings can boost the UV protection already built into your lenses to 100% for even greater protection.

Explore your lens options

Let one of our experienced optometrists take you through the best fit for your eyes and lifestyle during a comprehensive eye consultation.

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