Frames and Lenses ยป Lens tints & coatings

All of our lens tints and coatings are provided by Essilor, the world leader for prescription lenses

Choosing the frames for your specs is definitely the enjoyable part when it comes to getting new eyewear; however, making sure you get the correct lenses is arguably most important.

Ensuring your lenses are the correct prescription is paramount, although it is now possible to personalise your lenses by adding tints and coatings. These extra lens effects can really help make your life easier as they can aid with things such as computer use, night driving, protecting your eyes from the sun, and much more.

All of our lens tints and coatings are provided by Essilor, the world leader for prescription lenses, so you can be assured that you will be receiving nothing but the best quality available.

The dangers of UV

Over exposure to UV light is one of the most common causes of eye problems. Your eyes are exposed to sunlight (UV light) every day of the year. Yes, even in Britain where the sun seemingly never shines.

Customising your prescription lenses with a tint or coating can help protect your eyes against harmful UV rays. This is especially important if you spend a lot of time outdoors.

How blue light affects your vision

Blue light can be very harmful to your eyes, and it's everywhere. It is not only emitted by the sun but by a variety of artificial light sources as well. Over exposure to blue light can cause serious damage to the back of your eye, retina, choroid, optic nerve and fovea, so it is important to make sure you keep well protected.

You are most vulnerable to blue light damage if you are regularly exposed to bright lights. Typically people who work on computers, in a well-lit office environment are most at risk.

Foggy lenses

There's nothing more annoying than when your lenses fog up, right? Whether it's while you're out doing exercise, opening the oven door, or walking into a warm room, having foggy lenses is never convenient.

Keeping your lenses fog-free is not only a nuisance, but it could pose a health and safety risk by impairing your vision. Adding an anti-fog coating to your lens causes water droplets to form an invisible film on the surface of the lens, rather than creating a fog.

Keep safe while driving

While driving there are a lot of external factors that can affect your vision, sometimes even impairing it and putting a lot of strain on your eyes.

The most common problem in regards to your vision being impaired when driving is the glare from other cars lights. This glare increases background illumination, reducing contrast, causing you to lose focus. Anti-glare coatings can be added to your lenses to help reduce the effect of this, decreasing the chances of your concentrated vision being obscured and allowing you a safer driving experience.

If you would like to know more about lens tints and coatings or to book an appointment with us please call our friendly team today on 020 8755 7900 and they will be happy to help.