Eye wear today is exciting, comfortable, and fun to wear. A fashion accessory in themselves, spectacles come in all shapes, sizes and a range of weights, so you really will be able to find the perfect frame for you.
We look to provide well-made frames while keeping up to date with new styles. From low-cost (yet still practical, fashionable and durable) to quality brands that suit face shapes and skin tones. Our friendly staff can help you choose the right frames both for your face and your budget.
Trendy, traditional, plain or outrageous, whatever your preference, we have a selection for you to experiment with until you find the look for you.
In choosing the right spectacles, most attention is given to the frame, but it is important also to consider the effect of the lenses on the final product. Using 'off-the-shelf' lenses can be convenient, cost effective and quick, but it may not enhance the look of your specs.
Thinner, more attractive lenses can be achieved in a number of ways, the simplest of which is not to use a stock, off-the-shelf lens but to surface it down to a size that is right for the frame. Our electronic frame tracer will do this at no charge.
ASPHERIC LENSES: These lenses give comfortable vision as well as being a thinner, lighter lens. This is achieved using more accurate lens curves. Traditionally lenses have been made so the surface is spherical. But if the surface is flatter towards the edge - more elliptical, - then not only do you get a much better image quality and so more comfortable vision, but they're thinner as well.
For higher prescriptions, lenses up to 40% thinner can be achieved by using higher refractive index materials with aspheric lens surfaces and anti-reflection coatings.
FREEFORM LENSES: Due to digital wave front technology we can also optimise peripheral vision by adapting the lens to the eye rotation and frame design. For example, some frame styles have a more horizontally curved front. Modern freeform lenses reduce distortion giving even better visual comfort. The advent of computer controlled surfacing has given rise to huge improvements in Varifocal lenses that optimise their performance to reduce distortions and the 'swim effect' that plagued past lens types. Whether you are playing golf or skiing, in the office or driving, we can prioritise the progression to suit your lifestyle.
Modern lens technology and materials make it possible for people of all ages to wear contact lenses. Whether they are for every day wear, occasional social or sports use, there is usually a lens for you.
We use all of the major contact lens suppliers, so we can fit the best lenses for you. From daily disposables, to toricmultifocals we are happy to supply your requirements.
Multifocal contact lenses are now available in both soft and gas permeable materials. There are now toric multifocals, and daily disposable soft lenses.
Daily disposables are now available for most prescriptions, including for astigmatism. Sometimes a monthly lens is needed for higher prescriptions.
Some soft lens wearers experience end of day dryness and thus discomfort. New silicone hydrogel materials which allow vastly increased levels of oxygen to the eye and help maintain moisture. These have greatly improved patient comfort.
All our sunglasses either with or without your prescription are guaranteed to fully protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and you should be able to find a pair that will enable you to make a fashion statement too, if you wish.
When buying sunglasses it is important not just to choose a pair that you look good wearing, but have good quality lenses too. This will ensure you do not get headaches due to the distortions often found in very cheap lenses.
You will be able to choose from a wide range of custom-made, prescription sunglasses, as well as non-prescription sunglasses from a range of manufacturers in standard, full UV tints and polarised versions. Our stock changes regularly to reflect the latest designs and includes classic designs, as well as high fashion styles. We have sunglasses in stock all year round.