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Glasses Lenses

With modern optometry, there are now many different types of glasses lenses not to mention all the various coatings that goes onto them. With ample choices, it is easy for you to get confused when it comes to the lenses fitted into your new pair of spectacles. In this section, we have put together all the common things opticians usually get asked about lenses but in a language, you can understand.

Information relating to Glasses Lenses
get used to varifocals

4 Tips to Getting Used to Varifocals Glasses

If you're new to varifocal lenses you may need a little time to get used to them. Varifocal lenses will slightly alter your peripheral vision due to the power changes…
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transition lenses in car

My Transition Lenses Do Not Work in the Car – Why?

Not all transition lenses actually work the same way in the car as they do anywhere else – they darken in reaction to the presence of ultraviolet (UV) light. The…
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polarised sunglasses lenses

Polarised Sunglasses Lenses in the Snow

If you have ever had the chance to take a trip to the French Alps, it is a perfect opportunity to try a pair of the Maui Jim polarised sunglasses…
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fitting lenses

Lens Fitting – Can My Lenses Fit Any Frame?

Generally, any lens can fit into any frame. However, opticians must take into consideration the prescription they are working with as this will help them to determine how thick or…
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standard tinted sunglasses

Tinted Sunglasses vs Polarised

Ultraviolet rays from the sun are incredibly damaging to our eyes, so proper eye protection is important at any time of year. However, choosing the right sunglasses (tinted sunglasses or…
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Bifocals vs Varifocals

Bifocal Lenses vs Varifocals

If you are under 40 these words may mean nothing to you and if you are over 40 may be words you have heard people (especially us optician types) using…
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occupational lenses

Occupational Lenses vs Varifocals

Occupational (Degressive) Lenses Occupational/degressive lenses are widely used terms to refer to varifocal/progressive lenses specifically designed for use in limited workspaces. It generally provides drastically wider visual corridors than traditional…
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large varifocal frames

I Do Not Want Big Frames With My Varifocal Lenses

One of the most commonly asked questions relating to varifocals is "do I have to have big frames with my varifocals?" As with a varifocal lens, your optometrist has a…
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