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Single vision


Single vision lenses have a single prescription throughout the lens and are used for distance vision, near vision( ie: reading), Intermediate vision (ie: computer).

Lenses can be standard (1.496 index)

Thin and Light Lenses (1.6 index)  also known as High Index Lenses( include anti-reflexion coating)

Super thin Lenses 1.67index

Ultimate Thin . 1.74 index

Our eye sight evolve through out our life time. As we age,  we loose our ability to focus on closed objects. At around forty, the muscles responsible for the control of our eyes are not as strong  as they were in our youth. More over, the lenses in our eyes become stiff. The vision becomes blurry specially when we read or use the computer. That process is called Presbyopia.

Most people tend to keep books, tablets or any other reading material as far away as possible in other to see clearly.

The best way to remedy to that situation is to have either reading spectacles, bifocal or varifocal.

- Reading glasses: used for reading and possibly computer.You need to know that distance object will be blurred. patient might need to carry two pairs all the time if they need any form of correction for distance vision.

-Bifocal lenses might not be cosmetically attractive for some because the lens is divided into two area. The top one for distance and the bottom one for reading (generally)

- The most common option is  Varifocal lenses. because it can be used to correct distance, reading and intermediate prescription.

Bifocal Lenses

They are mainly used for patients who cannot see in the distance as well as close up.

The lens has two parts: the top part for distance vision and the bottom one for close up.

The lens has a visible line of demarcation between the distance and the reading.

They can be tricky when the patient need  to use computers.


Varifocal Lenses

You can have separate pairs of glasses. One for distance use and one for reading. swapping between the two on a daily basis can be inconvenient. Don't despair. You can have

Cosmetically, varifocal lenses look like single vision as they do not have any visible line 

between the distance and the near vision.  One of their huge benefits is that

they can be used easily for computer with a natural head posture compare to bifocal

where the patient may be required to move his/her chin up and get closer in order see clearly. With bifocal patients may end up with a stiff neck when using a computer.




Lens enhancements

scratch Resistant coating.

Protects the lenses from any possible accident without compromising it's clarity. All the lenses supplied by Specsglasses are scratch resistant coated.

Anti-Reflction coating.

Light reflects on the lens surface at around 10% . That reflection does not appear  attractive and can even be disturbing for the patient.

Anti-reflection coating enhances the lens appearance and allow for clearer vision by reducing the reflection down to 0.2%, allowing 99.8% of light through

At Specglasses we offer anti-reflection coating lenses that are adapted to the latest technology. Easy to clean with anti-static property and hydrophobic.





Standard single vision                                                                       £5


Standard bifocal lenses                                                                    £ 30

Bifocal segment  - D-28                                                                    £30

                                R-24                                                                   £30                  

                                C-28                                                                   £30                              


basic varifocal lenses                                                                        £60

Premium varifocal lenses                                                                  £115

Customeyes  varifocal lenses ( essilor, Nikon, Hoya)                      £195


Lens treatment (Extra)


Scratched Resistant coating                                                               free                                                                                  

Anti-reflection Coating.                                                                         £25

Blue Shield                                                                                            £45

Photochromic Lenses                                                                           £60

photochromic extractive                                                                       £70

Polarizing Lenses Brown                                                                      £60

Polarizing Len

Tint  Light Grey + UV                                                                             £15

Tint Dark Grey  + UV                                                                             £15

Tint Light Brown + UV                                                                            £15

Tint Dark Brown  + UV                                                                           £15                                                                                        

Ultra Violet Filter                                                                                     £10


Thin Lenses

Polycarbonate lenses (1.59)                                                                    £25

Thin and light lenses(1.6 )                                                                        £40.

Extra thin and Light ( 1.67)                                                                       £55

Super thin and light (1.74)                                                                         £80
















Essilor offer a full range of ophthalmic lenses including: single vision, progressive, personalised activity and preventative lenses.

Essilor lenses not only allow you to see better when working, driving or whilst partaking in any other daily activity, but they can even correct your visual defect and offer protection against harmful light rays.

Here at Specsglasses, we’re thrilled to be able to offer you the full Essilor range including the Varilux S. This particular lens is currently the only model to almost completely eliminate the ‘swim affect’ which many varifocal lens wearers suffer from when first getting used to their new specs.

Available Coatings:

  • Crizal Forte – Offers advanced scratched, dirt and reflection protection technology. Crizal Forte provides ultimate visual clarity and comfort.
  • Crizal Alize – This is an incredible smudge repellant, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective Essilor lens. It also has very advanced MAR coating which makes the lens exceptionally easy to clean.
  • Crizal Sun – This is a smudge-free, UV protection lens which reflects four times more UV light than lenses found in standard sunglasses.

Optifog – This is a ground breaking, anti-fog coating which keeps your lenses clear from condensation.



Hoya lenses have become somewhat of a global phenomenon, leading the way in double-surface designs. Active in the UK for over 30 years, Hoya lenses have found a way to create the thinnest and most durable lens materials around.

Their infamous double-featured lenses are customised on both the front and back, resulting in clearer sharper vision for the wearer. Hoya lenses are also renowned for producing some of the top-quality single vision lenses and lens coatings too.

We have access to the latest technologies and offerings of Hoya lenses including the Hoya ID Varifocal lens. These new, innovative lenses provide the wearer with stable vision at all distances with little to no distortion. The advanced ‘free form’ technology helps the user to adapt to the new specs quickly and comfortably whilst also being able to switch between close and distant vision easily.

Available Coatings:

  • Hi Vision Longlife – Is Hoya’s premium AR coating and the hardest anti-reflection coating available on the market.
  • UV Control – This is a unique coating which provides 100% protection against the harmful effects of UV. These are available with Hi-Vision Longlife.
  • BlueControl – This coating provides the wearer with a bit more comfort whilst basking in the digital world. This is also available with Hi-Vision Longlife to neutralise the effects of blue light.
  • Super Hi-Vision – These are ultra scratch resistant, super anti-reflective and very easy to clean.
  • Hi-Vision AquaScratch resistant, anti-reflective and equipped with mirror-up-to-date coating which creates a radiant and edgy style.



Nikon lenses represent the cutting edge of modern lenses. Nikon use innovative designs and materials in order to produce their high quality range of products, providing glasses wearers crystal clear vision.

Nikon lenses are available in both single vision and varifocal glasses. The single vision lenses feature the Advanced Aspheric Design which boasts sharp vision with minimal peripheral distortion, along with superb aesthetics. Whether you’re looking to purchase varifocal glasses or bifocal ones, Nikon lenses are unbeatable when it comes to durability and clarity.

Available Coatings:

  • SeeCoat Plus UV – This coating is tough, durable and dust proof. It also offers the highest level of UV protection available on the market today.
  • SeeCoat Blue UV – This coating improves contrast as well as helps to reduce eye strain when using a digital screen. It also blocks UV and is tough, highly scratch-resistant, easy to clean and reduces blue light.
  • SeeCoat Blue on Transitions – This coating adapts brilliantly to both indoor and outdoor light variations which provides protection from blue light, glare and UV rays.
  • HCC Ikon (easy clean coat) – An anti-reflective coating that leaves your lenses cleaner, clearer and tougher than ever before.
  • Polashade – This is a tinted coating that reduces glare whilst reducing UV light. This improves vision in sunny environments and boosts safety whilst driving.
  • Transitions – As the name suggests, this is a lens which automatically adapts to different light levels, providing UVA and UUVB protection during sunny weather.


Blue Violet Light

What is ‘Blue Violet Light’?

Recent, advanced research has revealed that blue light is even more harmful for your eyes than the impact of UV rays with the long term effect of exposure being significantly more damaging than UV.

Fortunately for us, experts have succeeded in identifying the most toxic bands in blue light. As a result, they have created a ground breaking method of visual protection which filters out the destructive elements of the light whilst simultaneously increasing the quality of vision through coated lenses.

What are the Effects that Blue Light has on the Human Eye?

Blue light has both positive and negative effects on the eye:

Positive: Exposure to blue light during the day helps to heighten levels of alertness as well as diminish drowsiness and reduce the feeling of fatigue.

Negative: Rather outweigh the positive. During the night, effects of blue light can cause sleep disruption. As well as this, it can also delay the release of melatonin which causes disturbance to circadian rhythms. Blue actually penetrates the eye which damages the lens as well as the retina which causes the retinal cells to die.

Unfortunately, to put it bluntly, over exposure to blue light can cause visual impairment and even blindness. Other additional horrible harmful effects include: increase in risk of heart disease, depression and certain strains of cancer.

Where is Blue Light Found?

Scarily enough, blue light is found practically everywhere; the sun, digital screens like smartphones and laptops and LED lighting. The natural filter in our eyes are not equipped to provide us with the protection we need from the blue light from the sun, let alone the blue light emanating from the vast amount of devices we find ourselves staring at for most of the day.

What is Blue Light Coating and How Does it Work?

Blue light coating is a ground breaking design concept which reflects and cuts high energy blue light penetration whilst still allowing the good portion of blue light to pass through.

In short, blue coating technology can help wearers to benefit from blue light without being exposed to the negative impacts. This particular optical coating is often referred to as ‘Anti-Reflection Coating’ as it’s applied to the surface of lenses with the primary aim of reducing reflection, thus increasing protection and reducing the risk of eye fatigue and other harmful effects.

Here at Specsglasses, we can provide you with the best blue light coating on the market for your lenses. This coating is designed  specifically for low light and during the night. Alternatively, we can provide you with tinted lens which protect your vision from blue light exposure in environments where lighting is harsh and extremely  bright.

If you’re interested in this service, please free feel to contact one of our specialists for more information regarding your requirements and we’ll happily answer any questions or queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

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