There are several different types of spectacle lenses to choose from and sometimes making the right choice can be a difficult and confusing one. Here at Eye Deal Optical our experts are always on hand to offer advice and help you to make the right choice.
We specialise in dispensing all types of lenses and we have access to an independent only manufacturing laboratory, allowing us to supply high quality lenses including bifocals and varifocals.
Confused about lens choice? Here is a brief explanation of the most common lens options:
Used to correct vision for people who are Hyperopic (Long-Sighted), Myopic (Short-Sighted) or Presbyopic. We dispense stock single vision lenses and high index, thin and light lenses for those who have a strong prescription.
Bifocals are used to correct both distance and near vision. They are often a more convenient solution than 2 separate pairs for anybody who requires both distance and reading glasses. Bifocals can easily be identified by the presence of a ‘segment’ at the bottom of the lens. One limitation comes with computer screen use as the segment can limit vision in this situation.
Varifocals, like Bifocals are used to correct both distance and near vision. Unlike Bifocals, they do not have a visible line across the lens as the distance and reading prescriptions are gradually ‘blended’ into each other. Varifocals are now the lens of choice for anybody who does not want the inconvenience of 2 separate pairs. They offer a more complete solution to your visual needs.
Freeform lens technology Advances in lens design software and precision freeform equipment has provided us with new and exciting opportunities, enabling us to offer a wide range of high performance, state-of-the art-lenses. We do this by digitally modelling the optical lens surfaces with an infinite amount of control points, creating personalised ophthalmic lenses tailored to each patient. The instant result is significantly greater visual comfort and significantly wider fields of view.
All spectacle lenses produce unwanted glare and reflections which can reduce the quality of your vision. Eye Deal Optical recommend Anti-reflective Coatings on all our lenses to maximise the quality of your vision. They are particularly helpful for anybody who drives or uses a computer and they also help to protect your lenses from scratches.
More of us are using electronic devices throughout the day and recent studies have shown that this poses a potential risk to the health of your eyes. Computers, smart phones, tablets and televisions all emit ‘Blue Light’ which can disrupt sleep patterns, cause eyestrain and dry eye and even increase the risk of developing eye disease such as Macular Degeneration. If you use any electronic device for a few hours or more every day or before going to sleep it is strongly recommended that you have a Blue Light Coating to protect your eyes and help you to sleep properly.
Most of us have experienced some sensitivity to sunlight at some point in our lives, especially if you have been abroad to a hot country. UV rays in sunlight pose a real danger to your eyes and can lead to Cataract formation and diseases like Macular Degeneration. It is important to protect your eyes from the sun so Eye Deal Optical can offer tinted lenses and UV protection to keep your eyes safe.