Which lenses are right for you?

Glasses Lenses For Varying Vision

Our optometrist or experienced dispensing team will be happy to explain and guide you through the lens and coating options available for your prescription, visual needs, lifestyle and budget.

At Focus Opticians we understand the importance of keeping up with the latest developments in spectacle lens technology. Thinner, lighter lenses, a variety of lens coatings and light sensitive lenses are just a few of the advances in technology over recent years.

Being an independent optometrists allows us to source a variety of lens designs and materials from a number of leading manufacturers to best suit your requirements and prescription.

By recommending the correct lenses and coatings, we can enhance your vision and improve overall appearance and comfort of your glasses.

Our Lenses

Single Vision

Single vision lenses have one single power over the entire surface of the lens. They are suitable for distance, e.g. driving, watching TV and also for reading or using the computer.

Varifocal Lenses

Varifocal Lenses are ideal for all distances and provide a gradual progression of power on the lens correcting near, distance and intermediate vision without the need of separate pairs of glasses. As there are no visible lines on the lens they are cosmetically more attractive to wear. It may take 2-4 weeks to get used to your varifocals especially if you haven’t worn them before.


Bifocal lenses contain two different prescriptions in the same lens and have a visible dividing line separating the two prescriptions. The upper part is used for seeing at a distance, such as driving and watching TV and the lower part is used for reading.

Polycarbonate Lenses

Polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof and have a built in Scratch Resistant coating. They are thinner and lighter compared to regular plastic lens material and offer 100% protection from the suns harmful light. Polycarbonate lenses are recommended for children, individuals with an active lifestyle and safety glasses.

Zeiss Lenses

We are proud to be able to offer Zeiss Vision Care lenses to our customers. Every year, millions of people opt for Zeiss eyeglass lenses for unparalleled visual comfort. Zeiss offers the optimum combination of ophthalmological and optometric expertise, which enables them to manufacture innovative lenses that provide relaxed, natural vision in all situations. Visit us soon and one of our qualified dispensers can give you up to date information and prices.

Lens Extras

Blue V Light

These lenses help reduce eye stress and fatigue caused by blue light radiation emitted from electronic devices.

  • Scratch resistant
  • Super hydrophobic
  • Anti-reflective
  • UV400 protection
  • Protection against dust and precipitation

Polarised lenses feature an internal laminated film that eliminates glare and provides constant protection against harmful UV rays, reducing fatigue through eye strain.

  • Scratch resistant
  • Block 99.7% of glare
  • Reduce eyestrain and fatigue
  • Improve contrast
  • Increase depth perception
  • Enhance vision clarity
  • Ideal for water sports
  • Colours available: grey, brown and green

Transitions Signature VII

Transition lenses not only adapt to the changing lighting conditions, but also indirect light, such as various reflections off surfaces.

  • Clear indoors and at night
  • Fast fade back speed
  • Blocks 100% UVA and UVB rays
  • Fits all prescriptions and frames
  • Reduces eyestrain and fatigue
  • For all ages including children with sensitive eyes
  • Available colours: grey and brown
Transitions XTRActive

Transitions XTRActive are capable of providing your eyes with extra protection from sunlight both inside and outside of your car.

  • Extra dark outside (up to 90%)
  • Partial change behind windscreen of a car (up to 53%)
  • Tint protects eyes from indoor lighting
  • Blocks 100% UVA and UVB rays
  • Works with most prescriptions and frames
  • Available colours: Grey, brown and green


(Other colours available on request)

Grey tints help reduce glare and eye fatigue. A great tint for driving and everyday use

UV400 protection
Full or gradual tint

Brown tints enhance contrast and depth perception. A good choice for cloudy and sunny days

UV400 protection
Full or gradual tint

Green tints enhance contrast and brighten shadows. A perfect choice for playing golf

UV400 protection
Full or gradual tint


Scratch Resistant

Included with all standard single vision lenses

A clear coating that helps protect the lenses from abrasion and minor scratches

Multi Anti-reflective (MAR)

Optional coating – not included as standard

A scratch resistant, 100% UV protective coating that also eliminates reflections in the front and back side surfaces of the lens

Super hydrophobic

Included with all digital Varifocal lens packages

A multi-purpose coating that is scratch resistant, 100% UV protective, anti-smudge, anti-reflective, anti-static and water repellent

Eye Examinations

Book an eye exam at Focus on Broadway today!

57 Broadway,
Essex. SS9 1PE

Opening Times

Mon 9am–5pm
Tues 9am–5pm
Wed 9am–5pm
Thurs 9am–5pm

Fri 9am–5pm
Sat 9am–5pm
Sun Closed