We welcome all spectacle lens prescriptions to dispense. Depending on your prescription we will help you choose the most suitable frame and advise you on the best possible type of lenses and coatings.
The official standard of sight which drivers have to meet is the ‘number plate test’ which was introduced as long ago as 1935 as part of the first driving test. This test requires only that drivers can read the letters and figures on a standard car number plate from a distance of 67 feet and sets no standard for depth perception, binocular eye co-ordination, peripheral vision, night vision or colour awareness, all aspects important to drivers undertaking even the most simple manoeuvre.
‘It is an offence to drive with uncorrected defective vision.’ (Road Traffic Act 1972)
In today’s ever-growing technological world of computers, VDU’s are at the forefront of our daily working enviroment. A VDU operator is someone who regularly uses Display Screen Equipment (DSE) as a significant part of his or her normal work. Should you fall into this category you may find your employer will cover the cost of an eye examination, and help towards the cost of necessary spectacles. But check with them first to see if you are eligible. If a prescription is necessary there are numerous options available including anti-reflection coatings and filters, which can considerably enhance your vision.
Only a small proportion of users will need spectacles specifically for their VDU work and the majority of these will be what is known as presbyopic.
Glare is light which – instead of helping us to see – interferes with our vision or makes us uncomfortable. Types of glare include light reflecting off the surface of our lenses, sunlight reflecting off water, snow or wet roads, uncomfortably bright light and in particular ultraviolet light. There are several solutions to this problem, depending on the type of glare.
Tinted and Photochromatic (self-tinting) lenses are all that many people require to protect them against the harmful effects of glare. Many prefer the ease and convenience of self-tinting lenses which adapt to suit all conditions in our ever changing climate.
There are several solutions to this problem, depending on the type of glare.
There are many of us that need our vision corrected to play sport to our best ability.
Many people love snooker but cannot play in normal spectacles. There are several designs of snooker specs.
There are many keen cyclists among us, spurred on by the likes of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins. We are being encouraged by the health authorities to get on our bikes and get fit.
Lots of people love to play football or squash but daren’t risk wearing normal specs. There are many options for these sports.
… whatever your sport, we can help.