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Reglazing for Specialty Glasses: Focus on Activity Eyewear

Did you know that replacement lenses aren’t only for everyday glasses but can be put into sunglasses and glasses used for sports or hobbies? Reglazing these with new lenses makes economic sense but with customisation options that go beyond vision correction, reglazing can offer enhanced vision when you need it most.

Let’s look specifically at some professions and activities where you might consider adding enhancements to your lenses.

Sports Performance

Skiers, snowboarders, golfers, cyclists and runners are among the groups of people that would benefit from lenses with tints and UV protection. A tinted colour can improve the visual efficacy of glasses for specific sports and particular coloured tints may be better for some sports. They can increase depth perception and contrast and reduce glare and therefore make a credible difference where performance matters.

Specific Occupations

Hairdressers, mechanics, chefs, and teachers would benefit from Occupational lenses ( also known as digressive lenses). They share similarities with varifocal lenses but differ in their design. Unlike varifocals, they lack a long-distance prescription at the top of the lens. Occupational lenses smoothly transition from a mid-distance focus at the top to a dedicated reading section at the bottom. This design provides a more expansive area for close-up tasks compared to varifocals, eliminating the necessity to tilt the head upward. These are ideal for certain professions such as where physically swapping glasses mid-task to focus on near or mid-distance would be very inconvenient, to say the least! They are perfect for deskwork where you need to use a computer screen for close-up work but have vision around the office too.

These lenses can also have coatings added to help reduce strain from the damage caused by blue light such as Blue Protect coating. Or have mesh technology coating added which reduces glare and is anti-reflective.

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs can suffer from eye fatigue through glare from car headlights at night and from poor light conditions making road safety more challenging. For those professions where driving is their occupation, an investment in Zeiss Drivesafe lenses is an investment in their safety and well-being. Zeiss Drivesafe Lenses Luminance Design® Technology takes pupil size into account in low-light conditions and provides zones for a wider view of the road and for switching between dashboard and mirrors. The ZEISS DuraVision Drivesafe coating reduces glare from streetlights and headlights by 64%. These glasses are designed to be worn all day but are enhanced for driving.

 

Hobbies

Crafts such as knitting, model making, sewing and embroidery or intricate work that demands enhanced visual clarity would benefit from the crafter wearing specialised lenses. Occupational lenses can reduce eye strain and switch between close-up work and mid-distance vision.

Music and Performance activities may benefit from the musician wearing premium bi-focal lenses for music reading. Premium lenses offer unparalleled clarity and reduced glare compared to standard lenses.

By understanding the possibilities of reglazing for specialty glasses, wearers can not only update their eyewear but also improve their experience, comfort, and performance in various aspects of their lives. Get in touch with the Lenses in Glasses team if you wear glasses and seek guidance on enhancing your vision for your profession or hobbies. We can advise you on the most suitable lenses and coatings.

How does it work?

Step 1.

Request a free pack

Simply fill out our online form below and we will send you out a prepaid Free post box to put your frames in.

Step 2.

Post your glasses

When your free pack arrives, simply put your frames in the box and post them back to us, safe, fast tracked, insured and FREE with no fuss and no obligation.

Step 3.

Have new lenses fitted

When your frames arrive we’ll contact you to discuss your new lens options. Once your lenses have been fitted, we will return your glasses with insured and signed for delivery.

How does it work?

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Step 1.

Request a free pack

Simply fill out our online form below and we will send you out a prepaid Free post box to put your frames in.

a pair of glasses icon

Step 2.

Post your glasses

When your free pack arrives, simply put your frames in the box and post them back to us, safe, fast tracked, insured and FREE with no fuss and no obligation.

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Step 3.

Have new lenses fitted

When your frames arrive we’ll contact you to discuss your new lens options. Once your lenses have been fitted, we will return your glasses with insured and signed for delivery.

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