Lens options

REGULAR GLASSES

 

STEP ONE: CHOOSE LENS MATERIAL

To make life simple, we offer just two lens materials options: regular and thin. The regular lenses are made from 1.6 refractive-index material and we include them at no additional charge. 1.6 lenses are thinner, flatter and tougher than 1.5 index and we'll make the decision as to which is most appropriate. (It depends on lens power, frame curve, etc. Most opticians charge £150 for a pair of 1.6 unbranded coated lenses - and we use Nikon).

Thin lenses - 1.67 index - are 40% thinner than 1.5 index and are an extra £50 per pair and are only necessary for higher prescriptions above ±3.00 dioptres. If you’re unsure, make your selection and we’ll advise you if we think we could do better. 

 

STEP TWO: CHOOSE LENS COATING

High quality lenses have three types of coating: anti-reflection, anti-scratch and anti-smudge. Entry level non-coated lenses are not for us. Or you. Our inclusive lenses all have a Nikon multi-coating (anti-reflection and anti-scratch). 

The super-coated lenses that we offer have superior reflection-free qualities and oleophobic nano-coatings too (which means that they smudge less easily!)

 

STEP THREE: SELECT IF YOU'D LIKE PHOTOCHROMIC

These are lenses that go darker with bright light. We only use the latest Transitions VI technology, which is the latest generation of photochromic lenses and are now available in either brown, grey or the new Graphite Green, which looks pretty cool.

 

STEP FOUR: PD (PUPILLARY DISTANCE)

Your PD is the distance between your eyes and is required so that we know where to position the optical centres of your lenses within the frame. If you know it, great. Otherwise, we can call your optician for you.

 

STEP FIVE: SUPPLY US WITH YOUR PRESCRIPTION

See YOUR PRESCRIPTION  below.

 

PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES

 

STEP ONE: CHOOSE LENS MATERIAL

We offer two lens materials: regular and thin. The regular lenses are made from either 1.5 or 1.6 refractive-index material and we include them at no additional charge. 1.6 lenses are thinner, flatter and tougher than 1.5 index and we'll make the decision as to which is most appropriate. (It depends on lens power, frame curve, etc. - most opticians would charge £150 for a pair of 1.6 unbranded coated lenses - and we’ll use Nikon).

Thin lenses - 1.67 index - are 40% thinner than 1.5 index and are an extra £50 per pair and are only necessary for higher prescriptions above ±3.00 dioptres. If you’re unsure, make your selection and we’ll advise if we think we could do better.

 

STEP TWO: CHOOSE TINT TYPE

A solid tint is a standard sunglass tint in either brown, grey or grey/green.

Match original sunglasses tint will result in the lenses being custom-made to be exactly the same as in the original sunglasses, but with your prescription added.

Polarised lenses eliminate horizontal reflections and are available in brown, grey or grey/green.

 

STEP THREE: PD (PUPILLARY DISTANCE)

Your PD is the distance between your eyes and is required so that we know where to position the optical centres of your lenses within the frame. If you know it, great. Otherwise, we can call your optician for you.

STEP FOUR: SUPPLY US WITH YOUR PRESCRIPTION

See Your Prescription immediately below.