Spectacles & Lenses
Designer SpectaclesAt Enderbys we constantly strive to ensure that our frame collections and ranges of spectacle lenses offer the latest styles and designs to provide the best options for you.
Our Designer spectacle ranges include Ray-Ban ®, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker, Jaeger and more.
There are thousands of frames to choose from. Whether your budget is great or small, Enderbys will have the right pair of spectacles for you.
NHS SpectaclesEnderbys have a large range of spectacles available to anyone who is entitled to an NHS spectacle voucher (GOS3) and suitable also for those who have a smaller budget.
We have a collection of spectacles including single vision lenses for as little as £35. This collection is free to patients who qualify for an NHS spectacle voucher.
Our dispensers are ready to work with you to find spectacles you want, within your budget.
With thousands of frames to choose from you can rest assured that Enderbys will find the right frames for you.
For more information or an appointment please contact us.
Types of LensesWe can supply all types of lenses from standard single vision lenses to very sophisticated multifocal lenses.
They can be made in high index materials, aspheric form and can be computer generated to your individual requirements so that you can enjoy the best possible vision with thinner and lighter lenses. Plus, all of our lenses are available with a range of tints and coatings to improve your comfort and to make them look and feel amazing.
Our qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians have a wealth of experience and will be happy to work with you to help you choose the right frames and lenses to achieve the vision and look you want.
Common Lens Types:
A single vision lens has one constant power over the whole area of the lens. Single vision lenses can provide clear vision for all normal purposes for younger wearers.
Older, presbyopic, wearers may need more than one pair of single vision lenses, a correction for distance vision as well as one for reading. They can not see to read in their distance spectacles and they can not see to walk, drive or watch television in their readers.
Bifocals and Trifocals
Bifocal lenses were invented by Benjamin Franklin so he could see in the distance and read without having to change his spectacles. Typically bifocal lenses have the distance portion at the top and the reading portion at the bottom with a dividing line in between.
With increasing age two separate powers may not be sufficient to satisfy the need for clear vision at all distances. It may be necessary to have a distance, near and intermediate correction. The intermediate correction provides clarity for working at the computer or reading piano music for example. Trifocal lenses have two lines across the lens with the intermediate portion separating the distance and near portions.
Progressive (Multifocal) Lenses
Progressive lenses, sometimes know as varifocal or multifocal lenses, are usually set up in the same way as bifocal lenses with the distance portion at the top and the reading portion towards the bottom of the lens. Progressive lenses have a gradual change of power from the distance portion to the near portion which gives clear vision at all distances without any lines across the lens. Progressive lenses are very popular because the designs are so good now and the cosmetic appearance is excellent.
Tints and CoatingsEnderbys can provide a full range of tints. Fashion tints are available in many colours. Photochromic lenses are very popular because they change with the light conditions.
Enderbys recommend a hard coating on all non-glass lenses. This helps protect against normal day to day scuffs and scratches. A hard coated lens will not scratch as easily and will have a longer useful life.
The best option is a multi-coating. This provides a hard coating on plastic lenses as well as an anti-reflection coating.
The anti-reflection coating improves the cosmetic appearance of the lens, allowing other people to see your eyes clearly, and importantly the coating improves your vision. It cuts out troublesome reflections when driving at night and when working in artificial light.