Discover Our Varifocal Service
Ordering great value Varifocals is as easy as 1,2,3...
Choose your frame.
Select your perfect frame from our range of top quality eyewear. Use our virtual mirror to try glasses on to see how they look.
Measure / Supply your Pupillary distance (PD).
You can use our online tool to find your PD.
We’ll take care of the rest.
We will take your PD measurement and calculate the fitting height required for your new varifocal frame.
What are Varifocal glasses?
Varifocal lenses allow distance, intermediate and near vision correction in one single pair of glasses. They work by changing power from the top distance area of the lens designed for driving and TV through to the middle intermediate area created for face-to-face conversations & computer use, and finally to the lower reading area of the lens designed for reading & close work.
In short, varifocal lenses help you see objects at all distances.
Varifocal lenses work by providing a multitude of focal points – more than the two focal points that bifocals produce. To do this, varifocals start in the same way bifocals do, with two focal distances – long-range, and short-range. However, this is where the two lens types begin to go their separate ways.
A bifocal lens is a simple combination of these two focal distances, with a clear separation between the two. Varifocals are designed to make use of the transition between these two focal distances, a gradual transition allows for the formation of multiple focal points within the transition area. This allows the wearer to have perfect vision at intermediate distances, as well as long and short ranges.
Our Varifocal lens options
We offer two different types of varifocal lens...
Standard Freeform Varifocal
Our price £55
Perfect if your optician has recommended varifocals or you fancy trying them. If you've previously had bifocals but didn't like the line across the lens. You want the convenience of distance, intermediate and near powers in one lens. These are excellent freeform varifocal lenses that are ideal for most wearers.
Alpha Premium Varifocal
Our price £80
This option offers the perfect balance between distance, intermediate and near vision with clear vision in every gaze direction. Alpha Premium offers a 30% improvement in the field of vision compared to our standard varifocal lens.
Choosing a lens package...
We offer a variety of lens packages to suit your needs (We also offer a free value lens package as standard, that has no thin lens options). See below for a selection that works with your budget & requirements:
Getting used to varifocal lenses
If you've previously worn varifocals before you may be accustomed to a specific design of varifocal. Each design varies by a small amount. As a consequence, there might be a settling-in period whilst you adjust to your new lenses and we suggest wearing them for the first time in the morning before your eyes have adjusted to a different pair.
Because you usually need a few weeks to fully adapt to this new type of lens, we have a 30-day guarantee on all varifocals. So there's plenty of time for you to adjust before you decide if you like them. We do recommend wearing them continuously for at least 7 days once you receive them.