Gardiner Opticians, Burgess Hill > Spectacle Lenses

Spectacle Lenses


If our optometrist recommends glasses for you, one of our dispensing opticians will be on hand to help you find the right lens for your lifestyle. We offer a wide range of lenses for different prescriptions and activities.

Single Vision Lenses

Single vision lenses have the same prescription across the whole surface of the lens. Single vision lenses can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness or astigmatism.

Multifocal Lenses

As your eyes get older they lose their ability to focus on close objects. You may find that while your distance vision is fine you have trouble with reading and close work especially in low-light conditions. You may find that your computer screen is not as clear as it once was. This is called presbyopia and for most of us it begins to happen around our mid-forties. After discussing your needs, your optometrist may recommend a multifocal lens for you.

Multifocal lenses have two or more different prescriptions in different sections of the lens to allow us to focus clearly on near objects or in the distance.

Varifocal Lenses

Varifocal lenses allow you to see distance, mid-range and close range in one lens. Unlike bifocals, varifocals have no dividing line on the lens and allow you to see clearly at all distances.

We stock a wide range of varifocal lenses for all different budgets – our dispensing opticians will help you make the right choice.

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses have two sections with a distance prescription at the top and a prescription for closer work at the bottom. As there is no mid-range section in a bifocal lens, some people find that mid-range objects, such as computer screens, are not as clear as they would like. There is a visible line between the distance and near sections which some people find unappealing.

Thinner Lenses

By making lenses from a more optically dense material, we can make them thinner and lighter. This makes them more comfortable to wear and gives a more attractive appearance, especially if your eyes need a strong prescription. We can make single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses thinner and our dispensing opticians will discuss a range of different materials which might be suitable for you.

Super-Tough Lenses

When your glasses need to be tough we use tough materials. Trivex lenses have the best possible impact resistance and are ideal for sports enthusiasts and active kids.

Lens Coatings

Hard Coats

Hard coatings protect your lenses against scratches so they last longer and keep your vision clear.

Anti-Reflective Coatings

An anti-reflective coating is a microscopically thin coating on the lens which prevents reflections from the back or front of the lens. Anti-reflective coatings reduce glare, so they are ideal for night driving. They also help prevent annoying reflections while reading. Anti-reflective coats can also eliminate reflections from the front of the lens, so people see your eyes without reflections.

UV Coatings

Ultra violet light can damage your eyes and is thought to contribute to cataracts. Adding a UV filter to your lenses protects your eyes against long term damage from ultra violet light.


We can offer prescription lenses with a range of tints for comfort in bright sunlight.

Lens Technology

As an independent practice we are free to offer products from all the leading lens suppliers. We keep up-to-date with the latest developments in lens technology to enable us to offer the right lens for your needs.