If you have a new prescription or just want new specs, the optometrist at the end of your eye examination will introduce you to one of our dispensing opticians, explaining their findings and your particular needs.The dispenser will then explain to you about different types of suitable lenses, possible coatings and prices and advise you on the most appropriate lens type for your visual and cosmetic requirements. Together, you can make an informed choice as to which lenses are right for you. Modern technology means that there are many options available, to ensure that your eyewear looks great and, of course, performs well visually. Lenses can be specifically for one task or they can be multifunctional, to wear all day. Whatever your requirements, we have the ideal lens for you. As an independent practice, we have access to spectacle lenses from the world’s top manufacturers. We are an approved Kodak Lens Vision Centre, so many of our quality lenses are Kodak branded, but we also dispense lenses made by Signet Armolite, Essilor, Hoya, Nikon and Zeiss.
All spectacle lenses are a compromise. We cannot give an older person 20 year old eyes again. Progressive and bifocal lenses are both a compromise, in different ways. If dispensed for the appropriate reasons for each patient, they are excellent. However, if their design principles are not explained and if the patient chooses them for the wrong reasons, then they will be very disappointed. Our optometrist and dispenser will advise you on the best options for your needs. These lenses also need very accurate fitting, to ensure that the most appropriate section of the lens is in line with your eyes at each viewing position, so again this should be done by a member of our professional team. There are good, better and best designs of lenses which can be tailored to the individual’s requirements and budget.
Once you’ve decided on the most appropriate lens type and material, the dispenser will discuss lens coatings with you. Doubts may arise as to whether we should choose lenses with specific coatings or whether it is possible to manage without them. Rather than basing our decision solely on price, we should take into account our visual needs and understand that treatments can often offer significant advantages.