When it comes to your new eyewear, you want a frame design that you love – something that complements your features and makes you feel confident about the way you look. To give you the best possible vision it is equally important to take some time to consider the lens options available to you. Michael and Ross will often start discussing lens choices with you during your eye test, but our fully qualified Dispensing Optician Amanda will follow this up to determine the best solution for you.
At Willetts & Doig Optometrists you’ll find a selection of the highest quality lenses available. Thanks to the years of expertise of our qualified staff, Willetts & Doig have been chosen by top supplier Varilux to be the Isle of Wight’s specific Varilux Specialist Optician. You can explore the Varilux product range here.
Bespoke varifocal lens options from world-leading brand Hoya are also available and can be customised to perfectly suit your lifestyle. Our range of lenses ensures that whatever your work or leisure habits, we’ll have suitable options to enhance your visual experience.
Special coatings and tints can also be applied to your lenses to help with a variety of situations. For example, if you’re a keen sailor there are specialist applications that can be added to your eyewear to reduce glare off the water and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, while an anti-glare coating will make driving at night or coping with office lights much more comfortable.
If you have a particularly active lifestyle, your glasses might benefit from a scratch resistant coating too. Feel free to ask our friendly and knowledgeable team about them next time you’re in practice, and they’ll be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
Office or ‘indoor’ lenses have become very popular in the last few years to keep up with our demanding lifestyles. These allow users who have reading glasses to use computers effectively, whilst still giving clear vision for reading and seeing around the office environment.
At Willetts & Doig Optometrists you’ll also be able to take advantage of our state-of-the-art Visioffice Eyecode technology. This runs a series of tests and measurements on your head and eyes to ensure that your lenses are uniquely personalised to you. This amazing technology really does have to be seen to be believed with many patients astounded by the extra level of clarity and peripheral vision their Eyecoded lenses have, compared to standard ‘off the shelf’ lenses.
We also offer photochromic lenses, which darken when exposed to sunlight. These intelligent lenses are compatible with all leading frame brands and styles, and will reduce glare and prevent tired eyes. As well as the usual brown and grey, there is also the new Graphite Green lens which appears just like a sunglass lens when activated.
With all the lens, tint and coating options available, you’d be forgiven for needing a little advice on the best options for you. Your optometrist will always be involved in recommending choices for you, and will help you select the ideal combination for you and your lifestyle. We can also give you advice on the best lens shapes to suit your chosen frames and your prescription.