Lens Options and Coatings

Find out more about our lenses and tints

At Glasses Direct, we want to help you find your perfect glasses, for much, much less. Take a look at our lens options and coatings below, where you can save up to 50% on lens packages. You can also turn any frame into prescription sunglasses by adding dark sunglasses tints when you personalise your glasses at the checkout. Just select £10 dark tints if desired.
- Combine £10 dark sunglasses tints with our 2for1 and you can turn your free second pair into prescription sunglasses for just £10!

After “Choosing a tint”: Why not turn your favourite frame into a pair of prescription sunglasses? Just select £10 dark tints at checkout when personalising your glasses. See below for all of our tints options.

Select your vision type, lens category and lens package during checkout to get the perfect pair that is just right for you and your budget.
Get Dark Sunglasses Tints For FREE (normally £10)

Combine FREE Dark Sunglasses Tints with our 2-for-1 offer and you can turn your free second pair into prescription sunglasses, for FREE!

Just select Dark Sunglasses Tints during checkout. Offer ends midnight xx/xx/xx.

1. Vision types

However you use your glasses – from reading up close and to seeing in the distance and anything in between – Glasses Direct have the right lenses for you. You can learn about about your prescription here.

SINGLE VISION

FREE

Single vision lenses are designed to help you focus on things either near (“Reading”), far (“Distance”) or at arm’s length (“Computer” or “Intermediate”).


If you use your glasses to see both near and far, you may need Bifocal or Varifocal lenses.

BIFOCALS

£30

Bifocal lenses are designed to help you focus on things near and far. They provide a distinct separation between the distance and the reading part of the glasses, causing a visible line on the lens.


The upper part is used for seeing at a distance. The lower part is used for seeing things close up (e.g. when reading).

VARIFOCALS

£49

Varifocal lenses are designed to help you focus on things near and far, and everything in between. They enable the wearer to see objects at all distances, and offer a smooth progression from long distance vision at the top of the lens, through intermediate distance in the middle portion, right through to very close objects at the bottom of the lens. Our varifocal lenses offer a wide field of vision at all distances and are very easy to adapt to.


Ideal for people who need to switch between long, intermediate and short distance throughout the day.

2. Lens Categories

Glasses Direct offer a large selection of lenses to address your every needs – from everyday clear glasses to sunglasses and BlueReflect™ lenses to help protect your eyes from digital blue light.

Get Dark Sunglasses Tints For FREE (normally £10)

Combine FREE Dark Sunglasses Tints with our 2-for-1 offer and you can turn your free second pair into prescription sunglasses, for FREE!

Just select Dark Sunglasses Tints during checkout. Offer ends midnight xx/xx/xx.

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CLEAR LENSES

FREE

Clear lenses are designed for everyday use. If you spend a significant amount of time in front of digital devices (computer, tablet, smartphone or TV), we recommend BlueReflect™ lenses for your comfort.


- Ideal for everyday use

BLUE REFLECT

£40 £79

BlueReflect™ lenses are recommended for anyone spending a significant amount of time in front of digital devices (computer, tablet, smartphone or TV). BlueReflect™ lenses use a special coating to help reflect a portion of the blue light emitted by digital devices and artificial light. This coating also incorporates scratch resistant and anti-glare benefits, giving you clearer vision while using digital devices. Learn more here.

- Scratch resistant

- Anti reflective

- Ideal for anyone spending a significant amount of time in front of digital devices

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DARK SUNGLASSES TINTS

£10

Sunglasses lenses feature a UV400 coating which offers 100% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. To further improve visual comfort and reduce eye strain, we recommend polarised lenses.

- UV400 100% UV protection

- 85% tint strength

- Available in grey, brown and green

GRADUATED SUNGLASSES

£20

Graduated lenses are dark at the top, blending to light at the bottom. They are ideal for driving because they help you see the instruments better. They offer 100% protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays even if the tint does not extend over the entire lens.

- UV400 100% UV protection

- Available in grey and brown

- Ideal for driving in bright condition

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POLARISED SUNGLASSES

£45 £55

Polarised lenses are the ideal lenses to reduce glare, improve visual comfort and clarity, reduce eye strain, and improve contrast with a truer perception of colour. These lenses block 99.7% of glare from reflected light and absorb 85% visible light and 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.

- Scratch resistant

- UV400 100% UV protection

- Block 99.7% of glare

- Available in grey and brown

TRANSITION ADAPTIVE LENSES

£55 £99

Transitions® lenses are adaptive lenses that automatically adjust from clear, when indoors or at night, to dark, when UV-activated to block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Transitions® lenses also help protect against harmful blue light emitted by the sun and electronic devices and screens (computer, smartphones) to reduce eye strain and eye fatigue.

- Scratch resistant - 100% UV protection

- Adjust to changing light conditions

- Available in grey and brown

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3. Lens Packages

Save a fortune on high street prices by choosing one of our great-value packages below, with up to 55% off.

BUDGET

FREE Budget package includes:

  • Standard lenses 1.5

    Best for weaker prescriptions

  • Basic lenses

    No protective coatings

BRONZE

£10 Bronze package includes:

  • Standard lenses 1.5

    Best for weaker prescriptions

  • Scratch resistant

    Coating to help protect your lenses

SILVER

£12  £20 Silver package includes:

  • Standard lenses 1.5

    Best for weaker prescriptions

  • Scratch resistant

    Coating to help protect your lenses

  • Antireflection

    Coating to help reduce glare and reflections

GOLD

£25  £55 (rimless: £12) Gold package includes:

  • Thin lenses 1.6

    Best suited for weak to medium prescriptions; typically up to 20% thinner than standard lenses

  • Scratch resistant

    Coating to help protect your lenses

  • Antireflection

    Coating to help reduce glare and reflections

  • Anti UV

    UV400 protection to help block harmful light rays

PLATINUM

£59  £125 (rimless: £39) Platinum package includes:

  • Extra thin lenses 1.67

    Best suited for medium to strong prescriptions; typically up to 33% thinner than standard lenses

  • Scratch resistant

    Coating to help protect your lenses

  • Antireflection

    Coating to help reduce glare and reflections

  • Anti UV

    UV400 protection to help block harmful light rays

Find Your Glasses Now

Questions?

If you still have questions, you can get in touch with our opticians.

Phone: 01793 746601
Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Email: ask@glassesdirect.co.uk