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Picking the right lenses for you

When you come to buying your next pair of glasses your thoughts are probably focused on hunting out the right frames.

And with so many different styles, colours and shapes on offer it’s easy to find just the right pair to suit your look.

There is another important option to consider, too – which lenses to choose for your perfect pair of specs.

There are various options available which can make a real difference to your vision.

Scratch resistant lenses

At Patrick & Menzies all our lenses come with a scratch resistant coating as standard. This will help your lenses last longer, slowing down the inevitable build-up of scratches that comes with daily wear. It doesn’t make them bulletproof but it definitely helps!

Reflection-free lenses

These are a great choice if you regularly sit in front of a computer screen or often drive at night as the coating cuts out harsh reflection and reduces glare, resulting in clearer vision. The reflection-free coating works by allowing more light to travel through the lenses which in turn means your eyes can relax so you don’t have to strain to focus. And if you are partial to taking the odd selfie you will notice another benefit with these lenses, as they allow the world to see your peepers rather than just a reflection.

At Patrick & Menzies we use Nikon’s SeeCoat range, providing a quality solution at the cutting edge of lens design and manufacture.

Thin and light lenses

Certain prescriptions, frame sizes and shapes can make your lenses thicker and heavier than they could otherwise be. At Patrick & Menzies, we use Nikon’s range of hi-index lens materials to make your lenses thinner and lighter so they can look great and feel fantastic. Plus all our thin and light lenses are anti-reflection coated as standard so they’re visually more comfortable too.

Photochromic lenses

Fed up switching between your daily glasses and sunglasses? Photochromic lenses could be the answer! These lenses adapt to different light conditions giving excellent glare protection in bright sunshine, and a moderate tint for when conditions are less bright. It means you feel visually comfortable without the need to juggle multiple pair of specs! All photochromic lenses from Patrick & Menzies are fully UV safe and scratch resistant as standard.

The Patrick & Menzies team are happy to talk through the benefits of different lenses and help pick the right option for you. Just ask your dispensing optician when picking out your next pair of frames.

Book your appointment online, or give us a call.


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