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Spectacle lenses

Suitable spectacle lenses feel comfortable and look good. To ensure the best possible vision one has to choose carefully the vision range, size, weight and other properties of the lenses.

Spectacle lenses differ in many respects e.g. thickness, vision range, UV-protection, convenience of use and vision. Various surface coatings make the use of spectacle lenses comfortable and also affect:

  • sharpness and clarity of vision
  • appearance of the lenses
  • usage convenience
  • durability
  • cleanability
  • smudge resistance

We cater for all eyesight needs. Enjoy the quality choice in our stores and find the eyeglasses customized to your requirements. All prices are valid when buying lenses and frame at a time.

Monofocal spectacle lenses

Find the whole range of various surface coatings, frames and strengths tailored to your eyes. Let's find the lenses that satisfy your needs. Below look at the samples from the choice of monofocal lenses in our stores.


  • DIAMOND 240 €

    •   Hard antireflection and Stay Clean coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   High index 1.67
    • Blue Control surface coating +30 €
    • Reduces eye fatigue at intense near distance work

  • PLATINUM 160 €

    •   Hard antireflection and Stay Clean coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   High index 1.60
    • Blue Control surface coating +30 €
    • Reduces eye fatigue at intense near distance work

  • GOLD 120 €

    •   Hard antireflection and Stay Clean coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •    High index 1.67

  • SILVER 80 €

    •   Hard antireflection and Stay Clean coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   High index 1.60

  • BRONZE 45 €

    •   Hard antireflection and Stay Clean coating
    •   100% UV-protection

  • STANDARD 0 €

    • Ordinary spectacle lenses without coatings or high index

Multifocal spectacle lenses


  • DIAMOND 500 €

    •   Excellent sharp vision range, fitted to individual parameters
    •   Hard antireflection coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   Stay Clean surface coating
    •   High index 1.60 or 1.67
    • Blue Control surface coating +30 €
    • Reduces eye fatigue at intense near distance work

  • PLATINUM 400 €

    •   Excellent sharp vision range
    •   Hard antireflection coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   Stay Clean surface coating
    •   High index 1.60 or 1.67

     


  • GOLD 300 €

    •   Very good sharp vision range
    •   Hard antireflection coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   Stay Clean surface coating
    •   High index 1.60 or 1.67

  • SILVER 200 €

    •   Good sharp vision range
    •   Hard antireflection coating
    •   100% UV-protection
    •   Stay Clean surface coating
    •   High index 1.60

  • BRONZE 150 €

    •   Hard antireflection and Stay Clean coating

  • STANDARD 75 €

    • Ordinary spectacle lenses without coatings or high index

     

Vision ranges of multifocal glass lenses

The area of sharp vision is one of the main properties of multifocal spectacle lenses. In the best of cases the vision is distinct in almost the whole range of the spectacle lens.The difference is especially noticeable while driving as everything is discernable quickly without having to turn the head.

  • Standard 50 – 60 %

     
  • Excellent 70 – 80 %

     
  • Good 60 – 70 %

     

High index spectacle lenses

Sample spectacle lenses +3.00 and -5.00

  • High index  1.74

     

    Exceptionally light, thin and stylish spectacle lenses are even 50-60% thinner than usual ones.

  • High index 1.67

     

    The double thinned lenses are really stylish and convenient to use. They are about 40-50% thinner than usual ones, strong and suit well light and reserved style frames.

  • High index 1.60

     

    The lenses with this high index are lighter and feel comfortable. They are strong, 30-40% thinner than ordinary lenses and fit well light and modest style frames.

  • Ordinary spectacle lenses with high index 1.50

     

     

Properties of spectacle lenses

You will find a great range of various surface coatings, frames and optical strengths for spectacle lenses tailored to your eyes' needs.

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    Hard antireflection cover

    Hard antireflection coating protects lenses from scratches, emphasizes  the natural beauty of the eyes and enables you to see in hard lighting conditions, e.g. when driving in the dark.

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    100% UV-protection

    100% UV-protection prevents eyes damages caused by sunlight.

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    Smudge-resistant surface coating

    Smudge-resistant hard antireflection surface coating (Stay Clean) makes lenses smudge and mist proof, protecting them from being soiled. Cleaning spectacles is easy and quick, the lenses stay clean for longer.

How does the sunlight affect eyes?

Sunlight contains much of UV-radiation, so you have to especially protect your eyes with sunglasses when moving on the snow or water. Bright light blinds you and disturbs your vision. Excessive UV-radiation may quicken the appearance of cataract.

How do various multifocal spectacle lenses differ?

Various multifocal lenses have areas of far and near vision (i.e. the upper and lower part) which are ground according to different eyes needs. Distortions caused by the lens structure appear on the edge area of multifocal lenses. Precise optical grinding enables to shift the location of the distortion, thus enlargening the area of either far or near vision. Larger near vision area is good for work at a closer distance. However, if it is more important to see far into the distance, then it is advisable to choose lenses with a larger far vision area.

The strength of multifocal lenses changes smoothly from the upper to the lower part which has the greatest closer strength. The transition area can be used for intermediate vision (e.g. 1-2 m). The main difference between multifocal lenses is how wide or long the transition area is and how well one can use its strengths for seeing.

Narrow and small frames need specially designed multifocal lenses which are ground so that the lower reading area is large enough.

Why are spectacle lenses prices so different?

Spectacle lenses can be mono or multi focal and that is the main factor affecting the price formation. The choice of various materials and surface coatings affecting the weight and durability of the lenses also influences the price.

How do various surface coatings differ?

Surface coatings improve your vision quality and lenses durability. Hard coating enables plastic lenses to endure scratches better. Antireflection coating decreases the glare of the glass surface and reflections that tire the eyes. It also adds to the light strength of the spectacle lenses i.e. eyes get a clearer image of the object. The smudge-resistant surface helps to keep the lenses clean as soil and smudges do not leave traces so easily so you see more clearly.

Why does an optometrist always advise more expensive spectacle lenses?

More expensive spectacle lenses are of a higher optical quality and thus better for your eyes. Lenses of a more expensive price class are often made of a durable and lighter material, so they wear long and are more comfortable to use. Hard and antireflection coating improve vision as the lenses do not get scratched so easily and the image is clearer. You see well with discounted price spectacles too but they lack various properties that improve your vision.

Am I long- or short-sighted and do I need multifocal glass lenses?

If you see well into the far distance, you are long-sighted. A young long-sighted person sees as well at a near distance. If reading is hard and the text seems hazy, the reason may be weariness of the eye lens (also at a younger age) caused by near vision work or weakening of the eyes adaptability generated by ageing. In this case you need spectacles for the near vision.

You need multifocal spectacles if your eyes need optical correction of diferent strength to see at a closer or farther distance.

Multifocal eyeglasses are useful if you need spectacles for reading but your work sometimes requires you to look into distance without taking the glasses off.

More about spectacle lenses

Eye flexibility deteriorates with age, you notice it when reading or doing some work requiring precision – you do not see so well when becoming older. If you move the book farther away, the text becomes clear again. In this case you need special glasses for near vision work and during the eye examination a necessary close add will be determined.

What is the best solution for short-sightedness?

A good solution for short-sightedness is monofocal eyeglasses lenses which give a good vision range. Monofocal glasses are a good choice when there is a lot of work and reading and this always happens at the more or less the same distance.The strength of the spectacles is always prescribed according to the individual needs of your eyes and working distance.

Common spectacles (bi- or multi focal) are suitable for reading, however, their near vision area is smaller than that of monofocal spectacles.

Special work or office spectacles enable to have a sharp vision of several closer distances. They are made considering your required work distances and the spectacle lenses are ground to your individual strength.

The reason for neck and head pain is often wrong spectacles or false correction of eyesight! Make sure your work glasses are the best possible!

Why and how do various spectacle lenses differ?

The choice of spectacle lenses material is important for different strengths: it is better to make lenses of greater strengths from thinned material to avoid accumulation of too much weight on the nose. The purpose of the spectacles usage determines the optical strength of the lenses.

Monofocal spectacle lenses have the same strength all over the whole lens, e.g. in the so called 'common glasses' with which you see either far or near. Vision range i.e. how far or near you can see is affected by the lenses strength, adaptability of the user's eyes and eye lenses elasticity – called accomodation.

Spectacles meant for near vision may be monofocal (in this case one sees the closer area determined by their strength and the user's eye adaptability), bi- or multi focal.

Bifocal spectacles have two different strengths – through the upper part of the lenses you see into far distance and the 'slot' in the lower part is for reading where the close add, i.e.suitable strength for reading, is inserted fitting your eyes needs.

The close add for multifocal spectacles is designed with smooth transition, i.e. the lenses have a different strength for reading, but the border between the areas is not visible.

See well when driving – protect yourself from blinding

Eyesight correction has to be the best possible in traffic for your own and others' safety's sake, so that you see road signs and other traffic participants at the right time. Check the strength of your driving glasses regularly.  You may often need spectacles of a different strength for night driving. Make sure the frame is strong and fits well. For safety's sake it is worth having a reserve pair of spectacles.

Being blinded can be avoided by using sunglasses.The shade of photochromic lenses changes according to UV-radiation – but the darkening will not occur in a car as the window shields do not let the UV-radiation through. Polaroid lenses help avoid the reflections from water or road surface.

Which spectacle lenses are good?

Good spectacle lenses are optically precise with no distortions when looking through them.

What is 100% UV-protection?

UV-protection means that the spectacle lens does not let the ultraviolet (under 400 nm of the visible light) radiation to permeate. UV-protection is necessary to avoid the harmful effect of ultraviolet radiation. The damaging UV-radiation for eyes is reflected in an especially big amount from the snow or water surface in a sunshine weather.