Philip Walsh - Different Lens Options

Publish Date
Thursday, 1 September 2016, 3:31PM
By Philip Walsh

New Zealanders visit their local optometrist requiring glasses for a variety of different reasons; some for driving, others because they work outside or work in front of a computer daily, or a mixture of all the above. Specsavers has lens options to suit everyone, no matter what their daily routine is. Two popular options include:

  • Transitional lenses that react to light. They’re clear indoors, but darken to become like sunglasses in sunlight. This means you only need one pair of glasses for all conditions whether working or relaxing Indoors or out.
  • Polarized lenses help to eliminate 99.9 percent of glare from horizontal surfaces such as road, water and snow. This lens type is popular with people who drive frequently, improving vision and comfort behind the wheel.

For a two prescription in one option, multifocal lenses are perfect. Whether you’re reading a book, watching TV or driving, multifocal lenses allow you to move from one activity to another without changing your glasses.

For more information on lens options, head to your local Specsavers optometrist or visit

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