Many patients believe that their choice of frame is the most important factor when choosing spectacles. However, a designer frame may not look very stylish if your lenses are thick and heavy, or if you have a prominent bifocal line across them!

New technology allows lenses to be made as thin as possible, while coatings can improve their cosmetic appearance. Progressive or “Varilux” lenses can be an attractive solution for patients requiring corrections for both distance and near.

We take pride in offering friendly professional advice on which lens types are suitable for you. We can even work out how thick and heavy various lens types will be in any particular frame to help you reach an informed decision.