Lens Types

There are three types of prescription lenses, each with their own strengths. Choosing the right design for each individual is critical, and once we have carried out a comprehensive eye test and asked you about your lifestyle, we'll be able to recommend which type of lens is most suitable for your needs

 
 
singvis.png

Single VISION LENSES

Single vision or monofocal lenses have the same power across the whole of the lens, these are the best choice if you only need a correction for near or far vision, or if the correction power is the same for all distances.

 
vari.png

Varifocal lenses

 Varifocal, or progressive lenses, are useful when you need glasses for several distances, and are more convenient than swapping between different powered single vision glasses for each focal length. As the prescription slowly changes from far to close down the lens, they are the only lens type that gives you clear vision at every distance . Different qualities of design mean you can choose how wide the field of vision is in your varifocal lenses.

 
bif.png

bifocal lenses

Bifocal lenses were the predecessor to varifocals and have a visible line separating the distance and reading areas in the lens. They are more convenient than swapping single vision pairs of glasses.


thinner, lighter lenses

 We have the latest 3D lens technology, that calculates to the nearest hundredth of a millimetre, how thin your new lenses would be. This extra information allows us to make the right frame and lens choice for your prescription strength.

We have the latest 3D lens technology, that calculates to the nearest hundredth of a millimetre, how thin your new lenses would be. This extra information allows us to make the right frame and lens choice for your prescription strength.


Sensity Light Reactive Lens

They darken outdoors in all light conditions, step inside and Sensity lenses quickly fade back to full clarity again!


taking care of your new glasses

Looking after your glasses, and cleaning them correctly will mean your vision in them will stay clearer for longer. 

Even though most prescription lenses come with a hard coating nowadays, it's still only a 'scratch resistant' and not 'scratch proof' protection. So they will always show scratches over time if not looked after correctly.

  • Storing them in a protective case when not in use, will help to avoid damaging the frame and lenses. As well as maintaining the frame shape which makes them fit more comfortably, for longer
  • Only use an optical quality microfibre cloth to clean the lenses, and if they've been exposed to dust, dirt or any chemicals use a glass spray cleaner to clear the particles off the surface before wiping them clean with the microfibre cloth
  • Never leave your glasses face down on a surface, as this will very quickly create scratches on the lenses
glasses cloth spray case

Every pair of glasses from Direkt Optik comes with it's own hard case and large microfibre cloth