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Wisbech 01945 583044
Long Sutton 01406 363348
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Look great and see better with our eyewear

Glasses enhance your vision as well as make a fashion statement. At Coakley Opticians,  we offer eye examinations to determine the lenses which are suited to your needs. What's more, we also offer contact lenses for those who find them more comfortable.


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Single-Vision Lenses

Single-vision lenses have one prescription across the whole lens and are normally used for distance or reading. For stronger strength prescriptions with thicker lenses, there is the option for thinner, lighter lenses.

Thin and Light Lenses

Modern lens materials, allied to computer-based design and manufacturing technologies, mean that manufacturers can make lenses that are thinner and lighter than have ever been possible before. With higher prescriptions, the differences can be extraordinary. If you're short sighted, the thickness of the edge of standard lenses can ruin the effect of an expensive designer frame, while if you are long sighted, conventional lenses can bulge out from the frame and magnify your eyes. Modern thin and light lenses have put an end to these drawbacks.

Even though thin and light lenses are thinner, they're nevertheless very resistant to breakage. They don't just look better - thinner lenses are naturally lighter, so they're much more comfortable to wear. We have a range of thin and light lenses, each offering slightly different benefits. So, whether you wear single vision lenses or Varifocal lenses, ask us about thin and light lenses which can really make the most of your new spectacles.


Anti-Reflective Lenses

Choosing the right lenses is critical to your visual health, and your spectacles are not complete without anti-reflective lenses. Anti-reflective lenses are recommended for all ages and provide all the benefits such as:

  • Safer, more comfortable night-time driving due to reduced glare
  • Clean, clear, and virtually invisible to those around you
  • Fewer headaches and less eye fatigue (often caused by reflections from computer screens and daytime lights)

Scratch-Resistant Lenses

No lenses, not even glass lenses are scratch-proof. However, lenses that are treated front and back with a clear, scratch-resistant coating have a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching. This means they're more likely to withstand being dropped on the floor, making them perfect for kids' glasses. Most eyeglass lenses, including high-index lenses and lenses made of polycarbonate and Trivex™, have a built-in scratch-resistant coating. Just let us know if you want our opticians to include this hard coating for extra durability on the glasses you choose.

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses are prescribed for people with Presbyopia – the diminished ability to focus on objects close by, a common issue in those over the age of 40. These lenses have two different prescriptions across the lens. They provide distance and near vision in one lens; the near vision correction of the lens is contained in a segment, often visible on the front of the lens. This segment provides the extra power necessary for you to read clearly.


Varifocal Lenses

Bifocals may still leave a gap for mid-distance vision; and as a line dividing the lens is visible, some people feel bifocals are not as cosmetically appealing. In this case you might want to try varifocals. Varifocal lenses are ideal for all distances and use three different prescriptions in each lens. They also come in anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, and thinner/lighter lenses. We mostly use Varilux lenses by Essilor™, but have access to a wide variety of different lenses and will advise you on the best suit to your individual needs.


Transitions Lenses

Comfort, convenient, and protective! Transitions lenses are designed to quickly adapt from clear indoors to fully dark in the brightest sun, offering a distinct advantage over clear lenses. They continuously adapt to changing light so they're always exactly the shade you need them to be. Transitions signature lenses filter out 100% of dangerous UV radiation, so they're the healthy option too, protecting you from cataract, as well as greatly reducing the ageing effects UV causes to the skin around your eyes.

Transitions can be applied to almost any optical lens material or design, including Varifocal lenses, irrespective of your prescription.

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Protect Your Lenses

Keep in mind that even the best scratch-resistant coating can't completely protect your lenses from wear and tear. To keep your glasses looking new, store them in a cushioned case when not in use, and clean your lenses with a microfibre cloth and the cleaning solution your optician recommends. Also, be wary of products that promise to repair scratched lenses. These products may fill in the scratches, but it is impossible for them to make the scratches disappear.

Finding Frames to Suit You

Here at Coakley Opticians, we have an assortment of glasses to suit your taste and budget. Our opticians are on hand to help you to pick out the best frame to suit your facial features. Our range of designer glasses include:

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Contact us today, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, or Long Sutton, Lincolnshire to acquire more details about our vast choice of glasses and eyewear.


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