Lens Options

designer lenses essexWe are a Varilux lens specialist and have found their lenses to be the best in the business having had experience with many lens suppliers. With hundreds of lens options on the market today and many brands to choose from it is more important than ever to speak to an experienced professional when choosing your new glasses.

Single vision or multifocal, hard coated or anti-reflection coated, spherical or aspherical, freeform or conventional, photochromic, sports or occupational - all of these have their own benefits and our experienced team will be happy to advise on the best option specifically for you. As an Independent Practice, we will provide you with honest and impartial advice ensuring you only purchase what you need.

Technology has improved dramatically in recent years and there is now a wealth of amazing products on the market. You will find the lenses are now much thinner, flatter and optically superior. Choosing the right lenses for your frame can be overwhelming which is why we believe in taking an individual approach to your lifestyle and your visual needs. Whether you wear glasses every day or for specific activities, our fully trained staff can help you to make the right choice.

All the lenses we can supply are listed here: https://www.essilor.co.uk/lens-types/ however here is a simple breakdown of small section on what we can offer:

The Flagship Varilux X Design Varifocal

Varilux X series lenses allow you to see near, far and everything in between clearly and seamlessly. This is the best varifocal lens currently on the market for maxiumum sharpness and fluid vision when looking at something close to something far away. These lenses will keep up with your everyday needs.


Varilux Road Pilot

varilux road pilotThe lenses are optimised for driving and enhancing your distance and intermediate fields of vision. You will benefit from a wider field of view and comfort, allowing clear and sharp vision all day long. They will help you spot areas in your peripheral vision for a safer driving experience while clearly being able to see your dials and dash. We are also able to do these in a Transition lens which are optimised to darken in the car whilst driving.

Transition Lenses

transition lenses essexTransition lenses will instinctively and seamlessly adapt to changing light, adjusting to the perfect tint depending on brightness. This is incredibly convenient for spectacle wearers as it offers an on-the-go solution if you spend a lot of time going from indoors to outside. Wearing these lenses can offer sufficient protection from the sun, which is crucial to maintaining healthy vision. With fast and responsive technology, photochromic lenses protect your eyes from harmful light including UV light and Blue-Violet light. Transitions XTRActive are the first photochromic lenses to activate behind a windshield, meaning they are the perfect lens solution when driving. You are able to combine your corrective lens design with this advanced light intelligent technology, resulting in optimum visual comfort and protection.

The Xperio Polarised Lenses

xperio polarised sun lenses essexWearing polarised lenses is an incredibly helpful solution to combating glare. Polarised lenses have a unique filter that will block out intense glare from reflected light. The filter only allows vertical light through, blocking horizontal light, resulting in optimal visual comfort and protection for your eyes. Our polarised lenses offer the highest level of UV protection within our range(1). UV protection is essential in maintaining healthy vision, and reducing the risk of conditions, like cataracts, which have been linked to overexposure to UV.

Eyezen Single Vision Lenses

crizal eyezenEyezen is a single vision corrective lens design. It delivers sharper vision than ordinary single vision lenses and helps prevent and reduce eyestrain. Eyezen lenses can correct myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism, even if you don’t have a prescription you can still benefit from Eyezen lenses for your daily digital screen usage. Eyezen lenses are specifically designed to meet today’s visual requirements. Thanks to its enhanced design, these single vision lenses can support you when you’re working, socialising or gaming on your phone, computer or games console. Continue to do what you enjoy with sharp, comfortable vision.

Crizal Sapphire UV Coating

crizal sapphireCrizal Sapphire UV ensures your spectacle lenses are resistant and repel scratches, smudges, water droplets and dust particles. Meaning - your lenses are incredibly protected, clear and easy to clean. It has been found that UV can have a cumulative effect on your eyes contributing to premature eye ageing and is associated as a risk factor of cataracts.

Crizal Sapphire UV filters UV rays preventing them from passing through the front of your lens and preventing them from reflecting off of the back of your lens into your eye. Thanks to this unique UV protection enhancement Crizal Sapphire UV has an E-SPF rating of 35, the highest E-SPF index on clear lenses for optimal UV protection. All of our flagship lenses come with this coating as standard.


Varifocal Lenses

essilorVarifocal lenses combine a distance and reading prescription in on lens, but rather than a visible step to the reading area (as with bifocals) there is a smooth transition down the lens. Not only does the varifocal lens look better cosmetically, it also gives a portion of the lens suitable for viewing objects at arms length, such as a computer screen or prices on a shop self; both of which can be awkward to view with a bifocal. It is more important than ever now with the increased use of computers, mobiles and tablets that this 'arms-length' distance is always in focus.

It can take a short time to get used to varifocal lenses but with the right type of lens and the advice from our qualified team there are very few people who cannot adapt to them. With the advances in technology, varifocal lenses are now designed to fit into today's modern frame styles, giving you much more freedom of choice than before.

There are quite a few different types of varifocals to suit all lifestyles. Our qualified team will be able to offer all the advice you require to find the varifocal that is right for you.

What We Use

Essilor-Varilux is a corrective varifocal lens solution allowing you to see near, far and intermediate distances with ease. Essilor invented the first varifocal lens in 1959 and we’ve been creating new technologies ever since to ensure maximum vision benefits. Explore our varifocal range below; Varilux X series and Varilux E series for your everyday needs and Varilux Road Pilot and Varilux Digitime for your specific lifestyle requirements.
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