Lenses and Coatings

Our lenses are way more than just curved pieces of plastic. A lot goes into making the perfect pair of lenses, unique to you.

Where are our lenses made?

We currently source our single vision lenses from some of the world’s leading suppliers in Amsterdam, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan. You can learn more about our suppliers here.

What kind of lenses do we sell?

Single vision lenses are the most common type, with one prescription over the whole surface of the lens. We also make varifocal lenses, which have multiple prescriptions on one lens. 

All our lenses are made in laboratories from lightweight, impact-resistant plastics, adjusted to each unique prescription. They come in different thicknesses — 1.5, 1.6, 1.67 and 1.74 index and based on your prescription, we’ll choose the best lens for you. From 1.5 to 1.67, we won’t charge you extra for the thinnest option.

1.74 Ultra Thin Lenses

If you have a high prescription, give our Ultra Thin, high index lenses a go — they fit neatly into any of our frames, without any ugly bulges. They cost an extra €50 — that’s a high-tech lens, for a tiny price.

Ultra Thin Lenses are required for:

  • Metal frames with a prescription of +/-6 dioptres

  • Acetate frames with a prescription of +/-7.5 dioptres

Find out more

We offer a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy. If you’re not happy with your glasses, come back and we’ll do our best to put a smile on your face.



We apply special anti-reflection and anti-scratch coatings to all our lenses. We know what you’re thinking, but unlike other opticians, we won’t charge you extra. Neat, right?


This coating prevents reflected glare, with over 99% of visible light passing through the lenses, making them even better to see through. People looking at you get a nice view of your eyes, too.


Scratch-resistant Coating

Scratched lenses are no fun, which is why all our lenses have a scratch-resistant coating included. Please still keep them in their case when you’re not wearing them though: they’re tough, but not indestructible.



Filters are component layers of the lens that reduce some forms of light passing through them.

Ultraviolet (UV) Protection

All our optical and sunglass lenses contain UV-A and UV-B filters which block 100% of UV rays and meet the EU standards of protection. Now, where’s the beach?


Blue Light Filter

For €25 extra, you can also equip your lenses with our blue light filter. It does what it says on the tin: block blue light that comes from the sun and digital screens. It can help your eyes feel more comfortable if you work behind a computer all day.


Sunlight Filters

In Europe, sun glare protection is categorised from 0-4, with 0 being the lightest and 4 the darkest. All our standard sunglass lenses are category 3, which provides enough protection for everyday use. We don’t use category 4 lenses, as these would block too much light for simple tasks like driving.

We do have a few frames with category 2 lenses that are lighter in colour (like our pink-lensed Sofia). These are more suited for when you just want to look good — they don’t offer enough protection for a day by the pool. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

We can't do it all

We don’t sell polarised sunglass lenses. Although they are handy for blocking glare from water, they also make screens difficult to read. Not great for us social media addicts.

Photochromic lenses that change from light to dark when exposed to daylight are also something we don’t offer. We’re just not into them. Why not try some glasses from our clip-on range instead?

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