Choosing spectacles can often be a daunting thing – whether it is your first pair or a new look. At Hatch End Eyecare we have spent a lot of time and energy on frame choice. For most of our patients this is indeed a part of your face, maybe something you wear everyday so we want to get this right. There is a selection for every age range and for every pocket; from all-inclusive frame and lens packages to the most luxurious brands and hand-made pieces made of gold, wood or titanium. Maybe your spectacles are just for work or you need something specific for sports, e.g. scuba diving or skiing, speak to a member of our team to see how we can help.
Once the perfect frame has been selected – the most appropriate lens for your prescription and your visual and lifestyle needs will be recommended.
Here is a brief overview of the variable lens properties available at Hatch End Eyecare:
- Thickness and weight
- ANTI – scratch/glare/smudge/dust/water/UV
- Blue-UV repellant (for use of smart phones, tablets, VDU screens & LED lighting)
- Photochromic (Transitions available in Grey, Brown)
- Photochromic XTRACTIVE (works behind car windcsreen)
- Impact resistance (safety/sportswear)
- Tint (full, graduated, mirror finish)
- Polarised tint (absolutely NO glare – great for driving, fishing, sailing, skiing)
- Single vision or Anti-fatigue
- Occupational lens (computer and reading)
- Bifocals and Trifocals
Personalising your lenses makes a difference
We all choose a frame that changes up our look or fits our style, but do you ever think about the lenses?
Standard lenses are manufactured on the basis that:
Everybody has the same eye size.
Everybody’s facial features are the same.
Using the Visioffice we take a 3D measurement of your eyes that capture your unique eye rotation centre.
Maximises the performance of the design for each wearer, based on the position and size of the eye
Eyecode personalisation option is available on all premium Varilux and Single Vision lenses at Hatch End Eyecare.
Frame fit parameters
This takes into account the position of the lens in the frame and respects how you wear your frames.
Ensure outstanding visual performance regardless of how the frame fits.
Near vision behaviour
Five individual measurements create your reading and near vision behaviour.
The bottom part of your lenses are tailored, which is crucial for reading and other close-up activites such as using your phone, for postural and visual comfort.
Too much exposure to UV rays, especially sunlight reflected off sand or water,can lead to chronic eye disease. Protect your precious peepers with these sun-blocking tips.
Fortunately, most children don’t spend all day in the bright sun and they naturally protect their eyes from high light levels by squinting. However, eye protection is particularly important for children who spend all day on the water or at the beach, where there is intense glare.
Laser Engraving available
Add that personal touch to your frame and case with our in house Laser engraver.
Click here to watch the video, see how its done and an example of what we can do for you.