Spectacle Lenses

These days there is a wide range of lens types to meet individual needs, lifestyles and budget. At Jarvis Optometrist we will advise you on what lens type suits you best.

As a guide lenses fall into the following broad categories:

Single vision lenses to provide a wide field of view for either distance or reading. Single vision lenses are most suitable for sustained visual tasks such as driving, computer or reading where maximum field of view is the priority.
Bifocal lenses to assist you with distance and reading. Bifocal lenses are most suitable for providing a larger area for reading, but still allowing you to  see distance clearly.
Varilux lenses to assist you with distance, reading and intermediate. Varilux lenses are most suitable for those with a variety of visual tasks, driving, computer use and reading.

Tinted and Reactive lenses

Problems with glare, whether it is from the high levels of sunshine encountered abroad or just a bright sunny day at home, we will be able to advise on the right type of tinted lens.

A standard tint with UV coating works very well when worn for occasions where glare is a problem.  When continuous protection from glare is required, then Transitions reactive lenses are recommended.

Lens coatings

If you are affected by glare from night driving or from computer screens, then an AR( anti-reflection) coating can be added to the lens surface.

Lens thickness

To reduce the lens thickness and weight, all of the above are available in high index materials and coatings. For best quality lenses and coatings ask about our range of  Essilor lenses.