A checklist for buying new spectacles
Spectacles for near vision and distance vision, progressive lenses, sunglasses, reading glasses or glasses for home: where do I start? What do I need to know?
1. Find a good eyecare professional (optometrist or ophthalmologist).
Good eye care goes a long way. Regular eye exams are important to ensure your eyes stay healthy, and a full check can be done in a matter of minutes.
2. Book an appointment with your optician.
Use our store locator to find an eyecare professional near you.
3. Find spectacles that go perfectly with your face features.
Frames must fit your facial shape, as well as being resistant and suitable to your prescription lenses. As an expert, your Eye Care Professional will always give you the best advice.
4. Choose the right eyeglass lenses for you
In accordance with your lifestyle
whether you are in the office, at home or enjoying the great outdoors, there is a pair of lenses to fit every aspect of your life.
How many pairs should I get ?
That depends on your vision needs, your vision insurance, your budget – and even your fashion sense. Most people get prescription spectacles to correct their vision, but other specialty eyewear includes: computer glasses to reduce digital eye strain , polarised sunglasses to reduce glare and block harmful ultraviolet rays, readers to help you see up close, and Transitions® lenses if you are looking for the most responsive lenses that can automatically adapt to changing light conditions.
Don’t compromise on UV and blue light protection!
Sunglasses do not just provide stylish protection that reduces glare – they can also be equipped with top-level eye protection to shield our eyes from harmful UV rays and digital blue light. See how form and function come together when your Nikon corrective lenses are fitted onto your favourite pair of shades.
As work from home practices become more common, this means we are likely to spend extended periods of time on our digital devices during the course of the day. Protect your vision from constant blue light exposure – learn how SeeCoat Blue UV is designed to provide optimal UV protection for your eyes.
Lens enhancements such as anti-reflective coatings, hard coatings, clean coat to make cleaning easier and anti-scratch coating for adequate lens durability are also important options to consider.