To ensure you get the most out of your new glasses, this section will focus on our different lens packages, explain the benefit of each lens type and offer suggestions based on prescription strength. With a selection of options to suit your budget and needs, we hope you’ll find the best option for you.
At Glasses Direct, all glasses come with free basic single vision lenses as standard. These have no protective coatings or thin lens options. For this option, simply click on ‘continue with basic lenses’ when choosing your lens package. However, we recommend upgrading to one of the great value lens packages below. All of our lenses are made of plastic, with the exact material depending on the refractive index chosen.
Our Bronze Package offers a hard-wearing scratch-resistant coating. It will protect your lenses from minor abrasions such as those caused by using your shirt or tissue instead of the cleaning cloth provided to clean. No lens coating is scratch-proof, but the Bronze coating will go a long way to protect your lenses. The Bronze Package is only available to be ordered with our bifocal or varifocal lenses.
The Silver Package adds a broad-spectrum, anti-reflection coating to the scratch-resistant properties of the Bronze Package. Spectacle lenses reflect approximately 10% of the light that reaches the lens.
The anti-reflection coating reduces these unwanted reflections to less than 1%. This, in turn, makes the lens more efficient and virtually eliminating unwanted and troublesome reflections and glare. They are especially useful for night-time driving to reduce the dazzling reflected glare from car headlights.
The Gold Package is around 20% thinner than the Silver but has the same scratch-resistant and anti-reflective properties. If your prescription is over +/- 2.75 then you’ll notice the benefits of the Gold Package, which comes with a built-in UV400 coating to protect against harmful UVA/B radiation from the sun.
All our rimless frames have these lenses as standard due to their high resistance to breaking under tension. The Gold package is available to be ordered with any of our sunglasses tint options (except Graduated tints), Transitions® or BlueReflect™ coatings, as well as bifocal and varifocal lenses.
Our Platinum lens package is around 33% thinner than a standard lens and is recommended for prescriptions stronger than +/- 4.50. These lenses come with a scratch-resistant anti-reflection coating and an anti-UV coating as standard; and are available to be ordered with our bifocal or varifocal lenses, including all our dark tints (except Graduated), Transitions® Signature and XTRActive options.
We also offer a Diamond package for the very strongest prescriptions to reduce thickness by around 42%. As with our other thin lens packages, it comes complete with a high-quality scratch resistant anti-reflection coating.
The Diamond package is only possible to order with fully-rimmed frames and no tinted options are available. Regrettably these lenses aren't available to order online, but can be ordered over the phone from our team of opticians.
Our KODAK Clean&CleAR Lens packages offer crisp and clear vision. They eliminate nearly all glare, which improves visibility while night time driving and while using electronic devices such as mobiles and tablets. This can also reduce fatigue and eye strain, leading to superior performance and comfort.
They also feature a super-slick hydrophobic top coating that makes cleaning easy by repelling water and smudges. Their anti-static properties repel dust and dirt, while an anti-scratch layer adds further durability.
KODAK Clean&CleAR Lenses are available in a range of lens thicknesses ranging from Silver through to Platinum, with the thinnest Platinum option better suited to those with stronger prescriptions. KODAK Lenses are available with clear single vision KODAK Clean&CleAR Lenses, KODAK UVBlue Lenses and varifocal KODAK Easy2 Max Lenses.
The KODAK Lens Silver+ 1.5 package features an anti-reflection and built-in, scratch-resistant coating for long-lasting durability. Its anti-static properties repel dust and dirt. A hydrophobic top coating makes cleaning easy by repelling water and smudges. The KODAK Lens Silver+ package is only available with varifocal KODAK Easy2 Max Lenses.
The KODAK Lens Gold+ 1.6 package is thinner than the KODAK Lens Silver+ package, so you will benefit more from this option if your prescription is higher than +/- 2.75. These lenses have the same resilient scratch-resistant and reliable anti-reflective properties. They also come with a UV-blocking coating for protection against harmful UVA/B rays. The anti-smudge, water-resistant top coating repels dirt, dust and cosmetics making them easy to keep clean. The lenses also eliminate glare for clarity in all conditions. The KODAK Lens Gold+ package is available with clear single vision KODAK Clean&CleAR Lenses, KODAK UVBlue Lenses and varifocal KODAK Easy2 Max Lenses.
The KODAK Lens Platinum+ 1.67 package is recommended for medium to strong prescriptions, which are stronger than 4.50. The lenses have an anti-reflection, UV-blocking and scratch-resistant coating. They are also water-repellent and easy to clean. The KODAK Lens Platinum+ package is available with clear single vision KODAK Clean&CleAR Lenses, KODAK UVBlue Lenses and varifocal KODAK Easy2 Max Lenses.