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Spectacle Lenses


We are happy to discuss and advise the most suitable lens required for your life style and individual visual requirements.

In recent years there have been major developments in spectacle lens technology, all designed to improve your vision and to make your spectacles more comfortable to wear and to look more attractive.

With so many lens combinations now available, we feel that our expert advice can help you make the correct choice for your needs within your budget. We can also demonstrate using a computer software programme the appearance of your finished lenses in your individual prescription once the frame has been chosen and a few measurements have been taken. This is particularly useful for higher optical prescriptions where thinner lenses would be advised to reduce the thickness and weight.

We will be able to advise you on the latest developments in:

1: Varifocal Lenses – (the modern alternative to bifocal lenses without the line). They are normally advised to people over the age of 40, normally when separate distance and near prescriptions are required giving you clear vision at all distances.

2: High Index Lenses – In the past, some patients who have had a more complex prescription have had to put up with thicker and heavier lenses in their spectacles. Thankfully today’s advances means the super thin and light weight Hi-index lenses now make them look great and feel more comfortable.

3: Transitions – They are fast acting variable tinted lenses which darken in sunlight. Indoors they are clear, but outside they rapidly darken effectively changing them into conventional sunglasses. Transitions are available in grey or brown tints and offer 100% protection against damaging UV light.

4: Lens Coatings – They are advised to reduce annoying reflections, improve the appearance of your spectacles and most importantly to enhance you vision. More recent advances in technology now means you can get the added benefit of them being anti-scratch, anti-dust, repellent to water, grease and dirt making them more durable and a lot easier to clean.


The most advanced custom lenses from Varilux.

4D Technology

This is a revolution in lens personalisation. In addition to position of wear, natural head posture and eye rotation center, Varilux X 4D lenses also include the leading, dominant eye measurement that allows patients to experience faster visual reaction time.

Complete Freedom

For the first time, Essilor offers personalised premium lenses with complete freedom of vision. Only the Varilux X Glass 4D guarantees you:

  • Visual perception which remains stable when moving
  • Extra-wide visual field
  • Incomparable vision reflex
  • Varilux S 4D glasses are exclusively available from opticians Essilor partners being in possession of a Visioffice® centering device
Visio Office

Optical measuring system to bring outstanding benefits.

Visioffice X not only brings an exceptional optical measuring system to your practice but can also help to maintain social distancing moving forward. The patient is at the heart of the measuring process, with vocal and visual instruction to allow each patient to really appreciate what it takes to achieve accurate measurements and the value of a personalised lens.

Visioffice X helps you to consider the anatomy and positioning of the eye, as well as each patients’ posture and the way they wear their frames. By taking into account these factors, along with 11 unique measurements for each eye, you can deliver bespoke lenses: all without physical contact between you and the patient.


Of Your Eyecare

The very best possible vision and health depend on regular eye examinations and contact lens aftercare. At Crispe Opticians our optometrists have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and we passionately believe that comprehensive eyecare should be affordable and accessible to all.

The Crispe Opticians Eyeplan is a affordable monthly direct debit which allows access to all our diagnostic appointments - please ask reception for further details.

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Saturday 9am – 5pm

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