The lenses you choose can be created to your particular specifications

As well as thinking about the style and design of frames you would like for your new eyewear, it is essential to also give some consideration to the type of lenses you are going to need. After all, it is the lenses that will be responsible for improving your vision!

‘Standard’ lenses for many prescriptions are known as single vision lenses, which have the same corrective power across the whole lens. Alternatively, you could choose bifocal or varifocal lenses instead – these have distance vision at the top, and near vision or reading at the bottom of the lens.

As your glasses will be an important part of your everyday life, you will want to make sure that they give you the best optical performance for as long as possible. We would recommend scratch resistant and reflection free lens coatings, especially if you drive, work at a computer, or want the best appearance. Improves clarity and reduces the wear and tear scratching.

If you spend a lot of time in the car or by the water – sailing or fishing, for example – then polarised lenses may be a good option for you. These reduce the glare that can come off the road or the surface of a body of water, which is not only uncomfortable but can also be damaging to your eyes. Maui Jim prescription sunglasses are an excellent example.

Alternatively, you might prefer to opt for photochromic lenses, which combine the benefits of normal glasses and sunglasses within a single pair of specs. These lenses contain UV-sensitive technology, so they remain clear whilst you are indoors, but darken when you go outside in the sun.

At Moorhouse Opticians we know you expect the best, which is why we prefer to use Nikon lenses. Renowned for their high quality and advanced design,  it allows us to offer you the quality of vision that your eyes deserve.

Our knowledgeable team will always be on hand throughout your selection process, and will be more than happy to explain your options to you, or recommend particular lenses depending on your prescription and lifestyle.