Relying on one pair of glasses for all your life’s activities and tasks will almost always be a compromise when it comes to your vision, eye comfort and eye health.
We know that there will be times when a different pair of glasses would be an advantage for other aspects of your life. That’s why our optometrists recommend specific-purpose frames and lenses to give you the best visual performance and protection, whatever your day demands.
Eyewear fit for the task
One of the best things about being independent is the freedom it gives our optometrists to select the right lenses and frames from a wide range of quality products, depending on the task at hand. Whether you spend time gardening, on the computer, reading, playing sport or crafting – the lens and frame choice will vary based on your vision needs.
Lenses are not all created equal
Whilst we love frames too, we believe that your lifestyle-specific lenses are key to delivering you the best vision possible. An essential step in prescribing the right lens, is understanding how you use your eyes in the different aspects of your life. That’s because this understanding directly influences how well your new eyewear will perform for your specific needs.
What eyewear options are available?
- Work Glasses. Based on your work environment and the visual tasks you perform, we recommend frame and lens solutions to maximise your vision, eye and neck comfort, UV protection and eye safety.
- Computer Glasses / Digital Eyewear. Spend a few hours or more a day on a computer or device? Computer glasses are designed to give you optimal close-up and intermediate vision as well as reduce digital eye strain, neck and shoulder discomfort and blue light emittance.
- Outdoor Glasses. Prescription sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes delivering necessary glare and UV protection together with clear vision. Add polarised lenses and you’ll have the best outdoor vision and eye protection available.
- Sports Glasses. Sports specific eyewear can enhance your performance whilst protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays and injury. Sports-specific coloured lenses highlight colours, alter light levels, enhance clarity and reduce glare.
- Driving Glasses. Road safety starts with good vision. We recommend progressive lenses for a smooth visual transition between distances, i.e. from road signs in the distance to the dashboard up close, polarised sunglasses and AR coatings to minimise glare and light distortion from oncoming headlights, particularly when driving at night.
- Reading Glasses. Wear multifocal glasses and enjoy reading and other close-work? A specific pair of reading glasses will provide clear, uninterrupted vision for these activities.
- Social/Occasion Glasses. You wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes with every outfit, so why would you wear the same pair of glasses? Consider a conservative style for work, a bolder design for casual wear and something more elegant for formal occasions.
- Contact Lenses. Most of the time, wearing glasses is no problem, but there are times when glasses can get in the way. Today’s advances in materials and design means almost everyone who wears glasses can enjoy the freedom and convenience of contact lenses.
How do I choose eyewear to suit my life?
Tailored eyewear solutions are our bread and butter. We’ll take the time to get to know you, so that we can design a highly tailored eyecare and eyewear solution that helps you perform at your best in all areas of your life. Find your nearest independent optometrist below.