Choosing Spectacle Lenses

At Vision 2 Opticians, we aim to ensure that the lenses you choose not only suit your visual needs, but your lifestyle too.

There are spectacle lenses available for a wide variety of uses and not all lenses will suit every occasion. For instance, one pair may suit your working environment but not your hobbies and vice-versa.

This is why we may recommend one or more pairs of lenses for your prescription.

Lens Options

There are many different extra options that are available to you when you are choosing your spectacles. Many of them with make your spectacles look better and also your spectacles will function better for you. For example, an anti-reflection coating.

Anti Reflection Coating

  • Reduce reflection on lenses so that people see your eyes not your lenses.
  • Cut down the glare of oncoming lights while driving at night
  • Cut down the reflections from your computer screen and all artificial light
  • Scratch resistant to protect your lenses from everyday life

Blue Filter

  • Decreases the amount of blue light entering the eye from electrical devices such as smart phones, tablets and computers
  • Increases contrast and comfort for people who look at digital screens a lot
  • Reduces eye strain so your eyes won’t feel so tired at the end of the day
  • These lenses come with an Anti-Reflection coating as standard to reduce reflections also

Sun Protection – Tints/Polarisation/Transitions


  • Available in a range of colours
  • Include scratch-resistant treatment and 100% UVA & UVB protection


  • Available in a range of colours
  • Include scratch-resistant treatment and 100% UVA & UVB protection
  • Reduces reflective glare off surfaces like roads, water, snow
  • Recommended for driving, fishing, boating, sailing, skiing/snowboarding and most other outdoor activities, where glare interferes with what you are seeing.


  • Lenses automatically darken to become sunglasses and lighten inside
  • Transitions XtraActive lenses work inside the car
  • Perfect if you suffer from glare all year round or to save having 2 pairs of glasses with you all the time
  • Protect your eyes outdoors blocking 100% of UVA & UVB rays

High Index lenses

  • These lenses are made from a different material to make them thinner and lighter than normal
  • Cosmetically less thickness which is more appealing that a standard thickness lens
  • The weight of the lenses is also significantly reduced – up to 40% comparison to a plastic lens
  • All high index lenses come with an Anti-Reflection coating as standard to improve the cosmetic and enhance the appearance of the spectacles
  • All high index lenses come with 100% UV protection

Varifocal Lenses

  • Varifocal lenses allow one pair of spectacles to let you see in the distance, arm’s length and for reading, giving you sharp vision at any distance
  • The lenses are cosmetically blended so have no physical lines
  • Tailored to the shape of your face and frame measurements to give you the most optimum field of view and viewing area.

Occupational Lenses

  • These are designed to suit multiple lifestyle needs in one lens.
  • Great vision for intermediate and close up work.
  • They have n increased range of clear vision from reading distance up to 2m away.
  • Perfect first or second pair for anyone who wears varifocal lenses and requires a pair of glasses for activities like drawing, jobs around the house or even playing an instrument.

Book an Eye Examination

We will determine your prescription and assess the health of your eyes.

Driving Licence Eyesight Report

All drivers need to achieve a set standard of vision to be eligible to drive.

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