Plastic lenses are very strong and impact resistent. However they have a soft surface and are prone to scratching if not handled carefully. To help overcome this problem a hard, durable coating can be applied to the surface of the lenses. Whilst they are not scratch-proof, they do greatly extend the life of your spectacle lenses.
To improve appearance of your spectacle lenses an anti-reflection coating can be applied. These cut down the reflections that take place on the surface of the lens making the lens much more attractive. Because of the reduction in reflection within the lens, anti-reflection coatings reduce some of the glare from VDU screens, car head lamps and overhead lighting. Hi-index, thinner lenses, reflect more light and usually come with an anti-reflection coating as standard.
Photochromic Lenses (Colour change)
If you want to have a pair of tinted glasses always with you, but don't want to carry a second pair of glasses, photochromic lenses are for you. Modern photochromic lenses are very advanced and reaction times for the lenses are pretty impressive. Whilst not going quite as dark as some sunglasses, they do provide help with dealing with those brighter days. Please be aware that the lenses will not go as dark in the car, or in hot countries. Some people find that they are little too dark on cloudy days. Photochromic lenses are very good at absorbing Ultraviolet (UV) light.
Whist we often use sun cream to protect our skin from the sun's harmful radiation, we often forget that the sun's radiation can have a detrimental affect on our eyes. Sunglasses help protect the eyes from the UV radiation which can damage the eyes.
We can tint your lenses to almost any colour that you would like. It is recommended that a UV absorber is applied to give maximum protection. Graduated tints, darker at the top and lighter at the bottom are possible. Mirror coatings can also be incorporated with on the lens. Our prescription sunglass range starts from £65 including; frame lenses and tinting.