The type of lens you will need will depend on your individual prescription. However, there are additional features you can add to your lenses to fit your lifestyle, job and visual needs.

Take a look at your options below.

Types of Lenses   Thin & Lite   Driving Lenses   Lens Coatings   Transitions Lenses   Lens Tints

Types of lenses

Single Vision lenses are comprised of one prescription for those who are either short or long sighted.

Varifocal lenses combine both distance and reading prescriptions. Also known as multifocals, they have multiple focus points to give you clear vision at various distances. This will allow you to switch between reading and other activities with ease.

Flexible readers work in a similar way to varifocals, allowing you to see clearly at intermediate distances without having to remove your reading glasses.

Thin & Lite

These lenses are made from a special material which makes them thinner and lighter than standard lenses.

Lighter and more comfortable to wear
Ideal for customers with a high prescription
Gives a sharper look for rimless and half rim frames

You can have your Thin & Lite lenses with single vision, varifocals, Flexible readers and Transitions®.

From £60 per pair

Driving Lenses

Scrivens works with three of the leading lens manufactures to bring you the most advanced and up to date technology. Find out more about how driving lenses work and the benefits they could bring to your lifestyle.

Zeiss DriveSafe   Nikon SeeCoat Drive   Transition XTRActive


Lens Coatings

Depending on your lifestyle and visual needs, different lens coatings can improve the quality of your vision, below are a few options available to you.

Scratch resistant coating – increases the lens durability and is a standard protection included in the price of all of our lenses. This is a free standard coating on all Scrivens frames.

Anti-reflective coating (AR) offers a sharper image and reduces glare. It is extremely effective in artificial light, such as offices and when night driving.

Multi-layer coating – offers better quality, durability and water and dust repellent properties.

Transition Lenses

Transitions are photochromic lenses which darken when exposed to sunlight and return to clear when indoors. This ensures you have the best possible vision in all light conditions, so you don’t have to strain your eyes or switch to a pair of prescription sunglasses.

At Scrivens, we offer ‘Transitions Signature GEN 8’. This is the latest lens within the Transitions range, utilising breakthrough technology and offering the following benefits

✓ Fast activation and fade back of lens darkness
✓ Fully clear lenses when indoors
✓ Ultimate eye protection – block 100% of UVA and UVB rays

Transitions provide optimum vision, comfort and protection all day long and are available with single vision, varifocal and flexible reader lenses.

We also offer Transitions XTRActive, which is one of the best lens options for driving. To find out more about Transitions XTRActive, click here.

From £60 per pair

Lens Tints

Change any frame into a pair of sunglasses by adding a lens tint. You can choose from a range of options giving you fully customised glasses.

Solid or graduation tint
Full protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays
Range of 4 different colours

Lens tints are available on single vision, varifocal and flexible reader lenses.

From £25 per pair

Worried about the cost of glasses?

Many customers are concerned that glasses are going to cost a lot of money, but here at Scrivens Opticians, we have a wide range of options to suit all budgets. Some customers may be eligible for free NHS glasses so make sure to check by using our NHS glasses guide.