Lens materials

Historically spectacle lenses or 'pebbles' used to be made from a glass material or even naturally occuring pebbles.

  • Modern lenses are made from much lighter and safer materials (only rarely is glass used for modern lenses).
  • Spectacle lenses that are worn for sport or work should be made from materials that will provide protection to the eyes.
  • New lens materials are constantly being developed to give you better vision and more comfortable specs.

Deciding which material is right for your lenses is a complex decision, and needs to be made through discussion with your Dispensing Optician.

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