The spectacle lens is the heart of a pair of glasses. It is here that light is focussed on the retina to give clear vision. Though to the untrained eye, one lens can look very much like another, they are in truth complex pieces of design. Read on to find out more about your spectacle lenses.

Spectacle lens are made up of three different components.


The lens is designed to the wearer’s prescription needs, whether that’s for distance, intermediate or near vision.


The look, weight and resilience of your glasses will depend on what material the lens is made from.

Lens technology

Lenses can be treated to eliminate surface reflections, block UV, extend the longevity and improve clarity of vision.