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 turn any frame into prescription sunglasses by adding dark sunglasses tints when you personalise your glasses at the checkout.

Right now you can get dark sunglasses tints for free (normally £10). Just select dark tints during checkout if desired. Free dark sunglasses tints offer ends midnight 29/05/2017. Combine free dark sunglasses tints with our 2for1 and you can turn your free second pair into prescription sunglasses, for free!

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 prescription sunglasses? Right now, you can get dark sunglasses tints for free, just select dark tints at checkout when personalising your glasses before midnight 29/05/2017. See below for all of our tints options.

Tint Options

Dark Sunglasses Tints
£10 FREE

Turn any frames into prescription sunglasses with dark sunglasses tints.

  • UV400
  • 100% UV protection
  • 85% tint strength
  • Ideal for everyday use
  • Available in grey, brown and green
Grey
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dark grey
Graduated Sunglasses
£10

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

  • UV400
  • 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)
  • 100% UV protection
  • 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