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Spectacles and contact lenses | Osborne Harle

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Spectacles and contact lenses

Find your perfect pair of spectacles…

At Osborne Harle we take fashionable eyewear seriously from boutique labels to well known designer spectacle frames. But even more importantly, we also offer you the very best ophthalmic lenses to ensure that your eye wear performs perfectly.

When choosing your eyewear, it is important to consider both the frames and lenses that combine to make a stylish pair of spectacles. At Osborne Harle we can offer you thinner and flatter lenses – which means they look better and feel better for you. The cosmetic benefits of these lenses do not compromise the visual benefits you would expect from a high quality lens. Our lenses can be coated with anti-reflective coating as standard, which reduces glare and dazzle while protecting your lenses from scratching and yourself from UV rays.

Alternatively you might want to use contact lenses instead. These are fitted by our optometrists and we will always give you the time and care to get the most comfortable contact lenses with the very best vision. This means that those who are nervous, children and those new to contact lenses get the time and care to successfully wear contact lenses at Osborne Harle.

Spectacles for ageing eyes

As we grow older we find focusing on close objects increasingly difficult. You may notice this when doing close work or by finding yourself reading the newspaper at arms’ length. Unlike short or long sightedness this is simply due to the natural loss of flexibility in the lens of the eye and is a perfectly natural condition called presbyopia. Human nature being what it is, many people’s first reaction is to blame the problem on such things as bad light or tiredness. Following a full clinical eye examination at Osborne Harle we can then advise on the wide range of lenses available to correct this condition. Many people like to try reading spectacles. These are great for improving your near vision, but everything further than a few feet away appears blurred. It becomes necessary to switch specs or peer over the top of your frames to see into the distance.

Reading
Reading

Many people like to try reading spectacles. These are great for improving your near vision, but everything further than a few feet away appears blurred. It becomes necessary to switch specs or peer over the top of your frames to see into the distance.

Bifocals
Bifocals

Bifocals provide a partial remedy to this problem by combining reading and distance sections within the lenses. However, the intermediate area may be blurred, and there is an unsightly line across your spectacles.

Varifocals
Varifocals

Varifocal lenses provide the best solution as they combine sections for reading, intermediate and distance, which are smoothly graduated through the lens.