VARIFOCAL orders can only be placed by phone as more specific information is required by the Lab to position the lenses correctly into the frame PD & Hts (vertical & horizontal positioning). There are 2 ways in which this can be done:
1. If you have an old pair of glasses with Varifocal lenses in already (doesn’t matter how old they are, if the prescription is out of date, the lenses are scratched or the frame is damaged) you can post them to us & the Lab can duplicate the lens position from them.
2. If you don’t have a pair you can send us OR are a 1st time wearer we will need a photograph of you emailing to us with a mm/cm ruler (store card or credit card) placed on your forehead along the line of your eyebrows. You cannot take the photo yourself as the camera needs to be approx 1 metre away from your face, we can then calculate pupil position from this. (sample photo will be emailed to you)
The Varifocal lenses available to you will depend on the frame you choose, your prescription and the coatings you require.
Varifocals require a minimum frame depth to accommodate the lenses, our website lists the frames that are suitable for Varifocals but will not offer you a choice of lenses.
We offer Budget, Premium & Superior Varifocals. Varifocals work the same as you move your eyes up & down the lens it is the peripheral vision (side to side across the width of the lens) that differs. Budget is a basic design; Premium is our middle option whereas Superior has the widest field of vision across the peripheral of the lens.
Into a full or semi-rimmed frame our Budget Varifocal (std) hardcoated lenses start from £60.00 a pair add-on and Budget Transition Varifocal (std) hardcoated lenses start from £115.00 a pair add-on.
Into Rimless frames we don’t offer std plastic lenses as they are quite brittle to drill holes through we start with a polycarbonate (1.59) material which are approx 20% thinner, 30% lighter and 12x stronger than std lenses. Budget Varifocal (1.59) ultra thin hardcoated lenses start from £95.00 add-on and Budget Transition Varifocal(1.59) ultra thin & strong hardcoated lenses start from £130.00 add-on.
(lenses prices added on to the frame price + post)
All our lenses come with a hardcoating (scratch resistant coating) we also offer Anti-reflection coating which reduces dazzle & glare from artificial lighting such as street-lights, car headlights & over head strip lighting. We can supply Transitions, Transitions Extra Actice and Polarised lenses.
We can also price for thinner lenses (higher index’s) such as 1.6, 1.67 & 1.74’s, we don't offer any glass lenses.
If you are happy with your current frame & just want new lenses we also offer a reglaze service (prices upon request)
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01709 769 402 or email us a contact number with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org & we will call you.
Varifocal orders can only be placed over the phone, as the lens options are not available to order directly on the website