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!

Our Lens Packages

Package
Info
Price
Budget Package
Budget Package

Standard lens

  • Basic lenses which have no protective coatings (uncoated)
Included
Bronze Package
Bronze Package

Standard lens

  • Standard 1.5 thickness lenses
  • Scratch-resistant coating (to help protect your lenses)
  • Best for weaker prescriptions
£10
Silver Package
Silver Package

Standard lens

  • Standard 1.5 thickness lenses
  • Scratch-resistant coating (to help protect your lenses)
  • Anti-reflective coating (to help reduce glare and reflections)
  • Best for weaker prescriptions
£20 £12
Gold Package
Gold Package

Thin lens

  • Thin 1.6 lenses
  • Up to 20% thinner
  • Scratch-resistant coating (to help protect your lenses)
  • Anti-reflective coating (to help reduce glare and reflections)
  • UV400 protection (to help block harmful light rays)
  • Best for weak to medium prescriptions
£55 £25
Platinum Package
Platinum Package

Extra thin lens

  • Extra thin 1.67 lenses
  • Up to 35% thinner
  • Scratch-resistant coating (to help protect your lenses)
  • Anti-reflective coating (to help reduce glare and reflections)
  • UV400 protection (to help block harmful light rays)
  • Best for medium to strong prescriptions
£125 £59

Additional Lens Options

Options
Info
Price
Bifocals
  • Bifocal lenses contain two parts
  • The upper part is used for seeing at a distance
  • The lower part is used for seeing things close up (e.g. when reading)
£45 £30
Varifocals
  • Varifocal lenses have more than two parts
  • The top part is to see things at a distance and gradually increases in strength until the full reading prescription is reached near the bottom of the lens
  • Ideal for people who need to switch between long, intermediate and short distance throughout the day
£95 £49

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.

Tint Options

Dark Sunglasses Tints
£10

Turn any frames into prescription sunglasses with dark sunglasses tints.

  • Block 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • 85% tint strength
  • Ideal for everyday use
  • Available in grey, brown and green
Grey
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dark grey
Graduated Sunglasses
£20

Graduated tints are dark at the top blending to a lighter shade at the bottom.

  • Block 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • Ideal for driving in bright conditions
  • Fashionable
  • Best with oversized frames
  • Available in brown and grey
Grey
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Graduated Grey
Polarised Sunglasses Tints
£55   £45

Polarised lenses block 99.7% of glare from reflected light, offering both a great style and protection from harmful light rays.

  • Blocks 99.7% of glare (this helps to reduce distractions when driving, or around water or snow)
  • Block 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • Available in grey and brown
Grey
Preview
Polarised Grey
Transitions Adaptive Lenses
£55

Transitions Adaptive Lenses adapt to the lighting conditions outdoors, changing from clear to dark.

  • Change from clear to dark outdoors
  • Stay clear indoors and at night
  • Block 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • Available in brown and grey
Grey
Preview
Transitions Grey