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Spectacle Lenses

16 Apr 2014

At Eyecatchers, we use our expertise to recommend the right lenses for your prescription, your lifestyle and your selected frames.

Function rules over fashion. It’s no use having a really cool looking pair of specs which you can’t wear.

Being independent we are able to offer lenses from all reputable laboratories worldwide ensuring that the perfect lenses are selected first time.

We use high quality lenses produced in Single Vision, Bifocal, Progressive and occupational/School designs. These lenses are available in a range of materials from standard index plastic to a high index plastic, which provides a thinner stronger lens, achieving clearer optical clarity.

Our lenses are selected from leading Lens manufacturers such as

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Progressive Lenses

15 Apr 2014

A Smooth Transition to Natural Vision

If you are over 40 and having difficulty with your vision, chances are you are experiencing presbyopia, the common gradual loss of near vision. But there is good news: you have more choices today than ever before. You don’t have to carry a separate pair of glasses for reading or wear lined bifocal lenses like your parents did.

Progressive lenses offer a smooth transition from distance vision through intermediate vision to near vision, and they supply all the in-between corrections as well. This means that instead of having just two different viewing zones (near and distant), like with bifocals, progressive lenses have progressive powers of correction (from bottom to top), easing eye strain and providing the most natural vision correction.

The worlds very first progressive lens, invented in 1959, was a Varilux lens.And since that time, Essilor has continued to innovate and set new standards of performance in vision care for presbyopic patients. Varilux lenses continue to be the #1 prescribed progressive lens by eyecare professionals around the world.

Spectacle Lenses – Special Needs

08 Dec 2013

Computer Vision

When one needs to use a computer the demands on the eye change, the monitor usually falls into the intermediate zone of vision which is ordinarily not used much. Computer glasses can help improve comfort levels while using a computer by correcting blurred vision, and relieving symptoms caused by struggling to focus, such as eyestrain and burning. The lens of choice to correct computer induced problems is usually a no-line multifocal which allows correction for near, intermediate and in some cases distance vision.

An anti-reflection coating on the lenses will also help eliminate glare and reflections from bright office lighting.

Sports Vision

Eye wear for sports can take many forms.

Protection: Polycarbonate is an impact-resistant material which works well in protecting the eyes from fast moving objects, it also has inbuilt UV protection. Frame material choice is also important to again allow for maximum impact protection.

Enhancement: some tinted lenses will enhance particular colours. Yellow enhancement is particularly desirable in tennis where balls are usually yellow, golfers may want to distinguish between various green colours on the course, and shooters may also benefit by highlighting a particular colour. Amber or rose lenses will enhance the soft greys on a ski slope thus making it easier to see bumps and ridges in the snow.

Dry eyes may be a problem with cold weather sports, making contact lens wear a problem, but in many other sports these would be the correction of choice as they allow maximum peripheral vision, and in most cases, are hard to dislodge from the eyes.

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