Price List for Single Vision Lenses and Information Guide
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Don’t worry if you are in any way unsure about how to choose which lenses are the right ones for you. I’ll always advise you over the phone regarding which lenses are best suited to your own individual prescription.
All you need to do is give me an idea of what you would like, transitions, thinner lighter lenses or a particular colour tint etc. I’ll always give honest advise, in fact on several occasions I’ve suggested using standard lenses when people have asked for thinner because they’ve had them before. Often people have been sold thinner lenses unnecessarily just to up the order value. I never do this, I’ll advise you best on what you actually need.
When you call me (Catherine) on 01253 795 523 or 07767 168 822, I’ll explain everything to you. If you want any specific lenses that aren’t listed on the price list, just give me a call and I’ll be able to give you a price. Below is a simple guide to help work out the cost of the new lenses.
Do you need standard lenses, thin lenses or extra thin lenses- and what’s the difference?
Generally speaking the stronger your prescription the thicker and heavier the lenses will be. Therefore standard lenses with a strong prescription could be very thick and unsightly.
Looking at your optical prescription can give you a basic guide to choosing your lenses. Look at the Sphere box (sph) on your prescription.
First time of using this service having been quoted over £400 by a well known high street chain of optical bandits! The service provided by Catherine is second to none she kept in touch and the final product was as good as any top class optical service.
The price is very good and very much worth every penny. Well done Catherine in providing this service and may you put the high street chains of optical services to shame and in receivership!!
We Recommend That You Choose
A standard lens (1.5) if your prescription sphere (sph) value is les than 3.50 (plus or minus) – not suitable for rimless frames
A thin lens (1.6) if your prescription sph value is between 3.50 and 6.00 (plus or minus) – suitable for all frames including rimless
An extra thin lens (1.67) if your prescription sph value is 6.00 or over (plus or minus) – suitable for all frames including rimless
Super thin lens (1.74) if your prescription sph value is 8.00 or over (plus or minus) – Note: not all lenses are available in 1.74 – not always suitable for rimless frames.
Standard 1.5 lenses are not a good choice for any rimless frames for two reasons. Firstly, they’re not very durable so are likely to crack where the holes are drilled to fit the rimless frame. Secondly, as part of the glazing process, the lenses have to be cut a little thicker than for standard lenses. This makes the lenses look thicker and adds to the weight.
For these reasons 1.6 1.67 Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses are recommended for rimless frames. These lenses are thinner and lighter, but also much stronger so a much better choice for durability.
1.74 are occasionally unsuitable for rimless frames as they are very brittle and less flexible than other lenses. In this instance we would look at the frame first to advise whether 1.67 or the 1.74 would be the most suitable lenses for the frame.
Please note: As rimless glazing is more technical and takes quite a bit longer to process than full or half rim frames, the factory charge me £10 extra to glaze any rimless frames. This needs to be added to the cost when rimless frames are being sent for new lenses.
Polycarbonate vs. Trivex Lenses: Why are these a consideration for rimless frames?
Both lens types are tougher, lightweight lenses usually recommended for rimless frames, safety glasses, children’s frames, or anyone needing tougher lightweight lenses.
A Quick Comparison of the 2 types of tougher lenses
Here is a brief comparison of polycarbonate and Trivex lenses to help decide
which lenses might be best for you:
· Thickness. Polycarbonate has a higher index of refraction than Trivex (1.58 vs. 1.53), so polycarbonate lenses are about 10 percent thinner than Trivex lenses.
· Weight. Trivex has a lower specific gravity than polycarbonate, making Trivex lenses about 10 percent lighter than polycarbonate lenses.
· Optical clarity (central). Trivex lenses have less internal stress and may produce sharper central vision than polycarbonate lenses.
· Optical clarity (peripheral). Trivex lenses have a higher Abbe value and may produce sharper peripheral vision with less chromatic aberration than polycarbonate lenses.
· Impact resistance. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses have comparable impact resistance.
· UV protection. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses both block 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays without the need for special UV-blocking lens coatings
· Availability. Polycarbonate lenses are available in a wider variety of lens designs (e.g., varifocal and other multifocals) than Trivex lenses. Transitions are available in both materials.
· Cost. The cost of polycarbonate and Trivex lenses can vary considerably, but many optical stores charge considerably more for Trivex lenses than polycarbonate lenses. The cost price of both types is the same for most lenses, therefore at Reglazeglasses4U the cost of polycarbonate and Trivex lenses is the same in most lens types.