Our spectacle lenses are provided by Essilor, the leading lens manufacturer in the world. Since their foundation as Essel in 1881 and subsequent amalgamation with fellow French company Silor in 1975, the Essilor group has been developing lenses to suit the world’s needs. Their invention of the first varifocal lenses, called Varilux, in 1959 set the standard for progressive lenses. Still today we stock Varilux lenses which have been developed and perfected to suit a range of modern lifestyle requirements.
All Essilor lenses come with the option of protective coatings, or ‘finishes’. These finishes ensure that your lenses have enhanced resistance to scratching, and reduce glare by minimising reflections on the lens surface. Essilor lenses that have these anti-scratch and anti-reflection finishes are called Crizal protective lenses. Crizal Prevencia is currently the top of the range protective lens finish; It not only prevents scratches and glare but also guards against smudges, water, and dust while protecting your eyes from harmful blue UV light from sunlight and digital screens. As such, Crizal Prevencia helps you have healthier eyes and safer vision. The Good Housekeeping Institute approved Crizal protective lenses in 2015.