As well as thinking about the style and design of frames you would like in your new eyewear, it’s essential to also give some consideration to the type of lenses you are going to need too. 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 are split into two with a prescription for distance vision at the top, and one for near vision or reading at the bottom of the lens.
Your glasses will be an important part of your everyday life, so naturally you’ll want to make sure that they remain in top condition for as long as possible. Why not opt for a scratch-resistant coating on your new lenses, which works to toughen the outer layer so that small bumps and scrapes don’t leave visible lines that in turn affect your visual experience?
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.
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 our lenses are provided by Nikon. By using such a high quality and reputable supplier 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.