Over the last couple of years many new developments in spectacle lens technology have evolved such as thinner, lighter lenses, special lens coatings, and new types of light sensitive lenses that have all been designed to improve your vision and ensure that your spectacles are more comfortable to wear.
At Bethell & Clark we are free to choose from a wide selection of quality spectacle lens manufacturers including Essilor, Zeiss, Rodenstock and Hoya. We are an Essilor Specialist and offer innovative, high quality products such as Varilux X Series, Digitime, Road Pilot and Eyezen. This means we can offer you a wider choice than the high street chains, together with a more personal service that caters for your specific requirements, lifestyle and budget.
If you have trouble focusing both close up and far away, you are probably familiar with bifocals. These lenses have clearly defined segments for reading and distance. A lot of people dislike them for cosmetic reasons, or find that the dividing lines detract from visual comfort. If this applies to you the answer could be progressive or varifocal lenses.
Varifocal lenses look like ordinary single vision lenses but the lens power changes gradually from your distance prescription at the top to your reading prescription at the bottom – giving a range of distances in-focus between the two. There can be some blurring with peripheral vision in these lens types, but technology is constantly improving to reduce this. High-end varifocals can even be bespoke, to suit your exact facial measurements and eye movements. As a result we find that these types of lenses are much more popular than old bifocal lens designs – as people discover the more flexible vision they offer.
Anti-Reflection Coated Lenses
Anti-reflective coatings reduce reflections from the lens surface and thus increase the amount of light passing through the lens – the benefits can be significant:
- clearer and sharper clarity of vision
- closer to natural vision
- improved driving vision – especially at night
In short, everyone who wears spectacles will enjoy the overall improved visual comfort provided by anti-reflection coatings.
Taking care of your spectacles
Whenever it is necessary, our qualified dispensing opticians will be pleased to adjust your spectacles to ensure they are comfortable and provide you with the best possible vision. Minor repairs such as refitting lost screws, can usually be done while you wait, so please call in if you experience any difficulties. More drastic repairs can usually be dealt with the same day in our on-site lab.
Re-use your own frame
If you have an old pair of glasses you love but your prescription needs updating why don’t you bring them to us to be reglazed. With our own on site workshop in Colchester we can often reglaze your old spectacles at a competitive price.