Varifocal Lenses

Currently only available to our UK-based customers, Varifocal Lenses are multifocal lenses that correct vision at different working distances. Varifocal Lenses are sometimes referred to as ‘Progressive Lenses’

Essentially combining the functions of your reading glasses and distance glasses, Varifocals differ from bifocals as they gradually change in prescription. Your lenses will not have visible lines that separate the prescriptions, so they look just the same as single vision lenses.

If you have been wearing single vision lenses then you may experience a short adjustment period when moving to varifocal lenses. Please give yourself some time to adjust as your eye will need to get comfortable with this new lens composition.

How do I Get Varifocal Lenses?


To get your specific varifocal measurements we would require you to take a photograph of you wearing the frames of your choice. This works best when you purchase the frame initially, take your image, then return the frames to us where we will work to fit your prescription lenses.


To take your photograph we will require you to try on your glasses [without removing the tag], ensure they feel comfortable, the arms are positioned correctly on your ears and the bridge sits level on your nose.

Then, take your image!

We suggest you ask a friend to help with this as ‘selfie’ style photographs or those taken in a mirror will not allow us to obtain an accurate measurement. The camera needs to be at least 10 feet [or 3 meters] away and level with your eyes. You can zoom in to get a better image but please ensure you’re wearing your glasses and the photograph includes your whole head and shoulders while you look directly into the camera lens. It is really important that the photograph is well lit, in focus and not blurry. Please ensure we can clearly see your eyes through the lenses - sometimes demo-lenses can create reflection which can obscure your view. If you need an example image then please email us for advice at hello@pretavoir.co.uk

How Much Do Varifocals Cost?


Once you know what brand of lenses you would like, including thickness, prescription and coatings. Let us know and we can assist you in ordering your glasses. Once you receive them - take your image, email it back to us and we will confirm the next steps in your purchase. Please do not return the glasses to us until we have confirmed that we have the correct measurements from your photographs.


Once we have your return we will then complete the payment for lenses and get to work fitting your custom lenses.

Your order can take up to 7-10 working days at our lab - we will stay in contact with you by either phone or email and advise you when your order is ready.

You can find out more about ordering online, choosing your lenses and finding a frame to suit your face.
However, if you have any questions at all about varifocals please get in touch. You can email us at hello@pretavoir.co.uk, chat to us on our live chat or call us on: 0141 552 5065.

How Do I Purchase Varifocals Online?


We offer varifocals across two different brands: Kodak & Zeiss - you can find general information about these brands and their prescription packages on our ‘Selecting Prescription Lenses’ page.

Learn More About Kodak Varifocals


Kodak knows that when you’re looking for a new pair of glasses, you’re looking for incredibly sharp vision across all viewing distances.

Their ‘Unique Lens’ is a varifocal offering the very latest technology making the lenses lighter and thinner but also sharper. With Kodak you can be assured clear vision at any distance.

Their ‘Easy Lens’ get their name from their easy and effortless transition for first time wearers. Kodak recognises it can sometimes be difficult to adapt to new lenses - these lenses ensure an easy transition across all distances.

Last, but certainly not least, ‘Concise Lenses’ offer an exceptional quality of vision across the whole lens, with a smooth graduation of power and a wider reading area to help promote eye movement. Concise Lenses are suitable for the majority of frame choices and transition easily along with your natural head and eye movements.

KODAK


1.5


1.6


1.67


1.74

UNIQUE


£150.00


£150.00


£150.00


£210.00

EASY


£120.00


£150.00


£180.00


£210.00

CONCISE


£90.00


£120.00


£150.00


£180.00

Additional Kodak Lens Features


You can also add some extra features to your lenses to increase the wearability and function of your new glasses:

  • We would recommend the anti-reflection coating, as this will provide a clearer and more scratch resistant surface to the lens.
  • Blue Protection is designed to filter out blue light and offer you a better contrast and visual definition on your day to day adventures. Blue light rays carry some of the highest amounts of energy when compared to other light rays in the visible spectrum, and this has been linked to impact on our internal body clock that controls our sleep cycles.

  • Transition Lenses are suitable for your main pair of glasses as they improve visual performance, blocking UVA, UVB and Blue Light. These lenses are a great solution in all light conditions and all age groups. Whether you spend a lot of time on the road, using screens and technology, or leading an active lifestyle outdoors, Transitions™ offer a clear vision.

  • Transition XTRActive lenses are extra dark outdoors, these lenses block 100% of UV light and help protect against blue light indoors, outdoors and while driving. These lenses come in three colours: grey, brown and graphite green and can feature silver, blue or gold mirror gradients.

  • Kodak’s Polarised Sunglasses help prevent sun exposure through reducing the glare bouncing off water, pavements and roads. If you suffer from light sensitivity this is a great option for your eyewear.

Kodak Anti-Reflection Coating

Kodak Blue Protection

Kodak Transition Lenses [Not Available on 1.74]

Kodak Xtra-Active Transitions [Not Available on 1.74]

Kodak Polarised Sunglasses

(+) £25.00

(+) £25.00

(+) £50.00

(+) £90.00

(+) £50.00

Learn More About ZEISS Varifcoals


ZEISS are the industry leaders when it comes to vision care, ZEISS develop and produce a range of exceptional technological products within the eyewear industry such as lenses, diagnostic instruments and holistic business solutions.

Zeiss Progressive Precision Plus enhances your vision with precise optics personalised and fitted to your face. Each set of lenses are tailor-made to fit your requirements and will provide you with optimised productivity and comfortability.

ZEISS DuraVision® Platinum lenses are very robust, dirt-resistant and easy to clean while offering first-rate anti-reflective properties. Zeiss have perfected this lens through an integrated system of coated layers which look great with a blue residual reflection that generates over 20% less light-reflection.

ZEISS


1.5


1.53 Trivex


1.6


1.67


1.74

PAL: Precision Plus Hard Coated


£225.00


£225.00


£255.00


N/A


N/A

DuraVision: Platinum UV Anti-Reflection Coating


(+)£25.00


(+)£25.00


(+)£25.00


£300.00


£320.00

Additional ZEISS Lens Features


ZEISS also offer a range of add-ons which will make your glasses perform better and last longer such as:

  • Photofusion which are modern self-tinting lenses. You can enjoy 24 hours of excellent vision with Zeiss Lenses with full protection from UV Rays. Zeiss boasts super-fast transitions with these lenses: turning very dark in the sun, and incredibly clear indoors.

  • Polarised Lenses provide protection against UV radiation and at the same time provide you with clearer vision with less glare. Glare can be incredibly uncomfortable and lead to eye strain and headaches, these lenses will improve your overall experience by reducing reflections.

  • BlueProtect UV is a coating specifically developed for people who spend a lot of their time indoors and are exposed to blue-violet light from LEDs as well as TV, computer or tablet screens. These lenses partially block blue-violet light ensuring you increased comfortability and eye health.

  • DriveSafe won’t let you miss a single detail on the road, even in bad weather. Zeiss have created these lenses in order to provide you with better vision in low light, reduce glare from oncoming cars and street lights and ensure accurate vision of the road, dashboard and mirrors.

ZEISS Photofusion (Not Available on Trivex or 1.74 Lenses)

ZEISS Polarised Sunglasses

ZEISS Blue Protection

ZEISS Drive Safe

(+) £65.00

(+) £65.00

(+) £40.00

(+) £60.00