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What are polarised lenses

Polarised Lenses

A lot of objects can reflect light. Some of the light is horizontally polarised and some vertically polarised, depending on the angle the light is hitting the object. The light that reflects from an object which obstructs our view is known as glare. Usually it is an intense ray of reflected light, often horizontally polarised. Polarised lenses in designer sunglasses contain a special filter that reduces the horizontally polarised light. Objects that can reflect such light include water, snow and glass.

People who enjoy a lot of water related activities such as fishing will feel the fuller benefits of polarised sunglasses. As water reflects light, it makes it difficult for fishermen and fisherwomen to see under the water. Polarised sunglasses remove or at least reduce some of the glare making the water seem clearer.

Snow, similar to water can reflect light. This is very dangerous for people who are actively partaking in snow based activities such as skiing. Skiing is already a high risk activity. Skiers have enough to deal with when it comes to the ice, hidden dangers, slopes and more. Polarised lenses are highly recommended for skiers as by reducing glare, it removes one of the possible risks of injuring yourself. Removing the glare from the snow allows skiers to have better vision ahead allowing them more time to plan ahead as they enjoy themselves. Polarised snow goggles exist for skiing and other similar activities.

Roads reflect a lot of horizontally polarised light which is why polarised sunglasses are recommended for frequent drivers. Drivers don't want to be hindered by sunlight being reflected from the road surface. It's dangerous for drivers if they are unable to have good vision ahead of them. Removing the glare from the road allows better clarity of vision, more time for judgment and can save lives.

The advantages of polarised lenses are that they remove glare, allow the wearer clearer vision under certain conditions, are comfortable for the eyes and selectively decrease the amount of light. Polarised lenses do come with its disadvantages which should be made aware of. The lenses can reduce the visibility of LCD screens used in the dashboard of some cars, bank machines and other equipment and vehicles. Polarization is heavily affected by the angle you look at objects and also by the time of day (the location of the sun). Overall, polarised sunglasses are far more recommended for outdoor activities, especially for exercises, sports or driving.

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Seiko Lenses

The founder and history of SEIKO began in Tokyo in Japan as a watch and jewellery company back in 1881, but it wasn't until 1924 that the first watches were produced under the SEIKO brand. In the 1970s, SEIKO commenced work with SEIKO spectacle lenses. Their lens market grew progressively and their product is now being sold in over 30 countries world wide including the UK.

SEIKO in the Japanese language translates to "precision" but their company's history gives it the meaning of "exquisite" and "success". They claim their passion for precision being applied to the design and manufacture of all their products gives it a robust and sophisticated feel, whilst being extremely reliable. SEIKO work hard making sure all their products are in top quality and remain that way throughout its lifetime.

The brand SEIKO is world renown for their watches. They were worn in various well known films including James Bond 007 and "The Bourne Identity". However, their lens department have been growing reasonably well allowing SEIKO to be able to compete with some of their biggest competitors in the lens market. By concentrating on precision, quality, thinness and being lightweight, SEIKO promises their lens to be beautiful and comfortable for the eyes. They offer lens variations according to your eyesight and purpose and insist they can help with vision corrections for myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia and presbyopia.

SEIKO glasses lenses are available in standard, thin, extra thin, ultra thin, photochromic brown and photochromic grey. Also, you can select further by adding coatings such as anti-scratch hard coating or anti-reflective coating to your needs. SEIKO lenses are highly recommended by many opticians world wide.

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Hoya Lenses - Quality Vision

A Japanese lens company founded back in the 1940s, Hoya have been global manufacturers of optical, photographic and medical-related products. A specialised company working with lenses, they have gradually expanded to incorporate other related products such as cameras and medical tools. Hoya spectacle lenses have been around in the UK for over 30 years.

Hoya have worked with various lens departments including photographic filters for cameras, lasers, contact lenses and eyeglass lenses both plastic and glass. Hoya prides itself being one of the few leading manufacturers of photographic filters. In the medical and scientific industry, Hoya has produced some of the latest electro-optical components, often involving light detection and filters. They also manufacture intraocular lenses for cataract surgery.

In 2008, Hoya Corporation merged with Pentax Corporation, another Japanese optics company who were and still are world renowned for their cameras. Although Pentax were advanced with their camera technology, they were not limited to it and had invaluable experience and technology with medical tools such as endoscopes and sport optics such as binoculars and scopes used on rifles. By combining all their knowledge and expertise, Hoya strengthened their grip in the medical and optics industries, whilst keeping the Pentax brand name for their camera products.

Hoya has been producing top Hoya glasses lenses using the best quality lens materials available. In 2011, their new Eyvia 1.74 lens was awarded the prestigious iF award for combining outstanding optical qualities with lightweight and ultra-thin properties. Being international award winners in the optical world is such a fabulous honour to hold. Hoya Lens UK Ltd, the UK’s Hoya lens manufacturer with a production plant in Wrexham in North Wales, encourages consumers to give input so that they can continue to improve their products to suit the consumer’s needs.

If you are interested in Hoya prescription lenses, they can be purchased at eyebuddy (UK) at affordable prices! At eyebuddy we understand that people don’t always want the simple and ordinary. Why go for standard when you can have the best?! Don’t you want to see Hoya vision? eyebuddy are Hoya stockists and offer lenses with several different coatings to suit your vision and satisfaction. Your lenses are waiting.

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The Best Spectacle Lenses


Did you know that when you buy glasses at the opticians, you’re not limited to the standard lenses they offer for free? A lot of opticians offer branded prescription lenses which are highly recommended by the opticians themselves. Branded Glasses lenses include Carl Zeiss lenses, Seiko lenses, Hoya lenses, Kodak lenses, Essilor lenses, Rodenstock lenses, Pentax lenses (although these are not actually made by Pentax, but are basic Specsavers’ lenses – they simply pay to license the brand name) and more.

Branded prescription lenses are typically better than standard ones in numerous ways ranging from thickness of lens to the materials used to make the lens. The companies that manufacture the branded optical lenses usually have state-of-the-art equipment to produce not only high quality lenses but also a greater range of them. By offering a greater choice of lenses, customers can enjoy the satisfaction of selecting the type of lens they want.

A short description by the brands about themselves:

Seiko Glasses lenses are manufactured to be very thin and light.
Kodak provides lenses showing vibrant colours and great detail.
Zeiss Glasses lenses can be reduced by up to 40% thickness compared with standard lenses.
Hoya optical lenses among latest lens designs to enhance visual comfort.
Essilor offers quality solutions for every prescription lens requirement.
Rodenstock utilises innovative solutions so vision can remain natural and comfortable.
Pentax glasses lenses are not made by Pentax but refer to Specsavers’ own brand of lenses (as above).

Why go for standard lenses when quality lenses are available? Vision is very important to us. Don’t be contempt with regular lenses that provide minimal benefits, go for branded prescription lenses. These are lenses which experts research, design and manufacture for the best of your eyes. A lot of the companies that manufacture the optical lenses also make lenses for other industries including the camera photography industry and medical equipment health industries. This means a lot of these companies have vast amounts of knowledge and experience in manufacturing lenses and can provide you with the ideal spectacle lenses.

At eyebuddy we sell Zeiss lenses, Seiko lenses, Hoya lenses, Kodak lenses, Essilor lenses and Rodenstock lenses of differing thinness. We have the choice of photochromic brown and photochromic grey lenses. We also offer coatings including anti-scratch hard coats, anti-reflective coats and tints. Be nice to your eyes, you deserve it. Select from our fantastic range of fabulous spectacle lenses and glasses frames at eyebuddy.

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Carl Zeiss Lenses - World leaders in lens technology


The Carl Zeiss brand is one of the leading lens companies in the world. Founded in Germany, their lenses are very much favoured by professionals in the optical industry, photography industry, science and research industry and medical fields.

Photographers are always looking to capture the best images and to do this they need to consider what lenses capture the best light. Carl Zeiss take these ideas on board and ensure they create lenses capable to suit the photographer’s needs. Their lenses are designed not only to allow the maximum amount of light through them but also removes glare allowing pictures to appear clear, bright and rich in colour.

Scientists using microscopes with Carl Zeiss lens do so because Carl Zeiss promise to continually improve the precision of their lenses allowing users to see much more clearly than regular lens. This is the same for medical fields where they require their medical products to be the most advanced, accurate and precise as possible. Lenses by Carl Zeiss continually impress the professional world with their cutting-edge technology and they are constantly seeking to further improve with their innovative systems.

By combining the importance of light in photography and precision with medical equipment, Carl Zeiss offers the optical world the most advanced lenses allowing users a better quality of vision. Carl Zeiss vision and aesthetics are greatly emphasised in order to maintain patient satisfaction. Rated highly by optical experts, it’s to no surprise they have excellent customer loyalty. Their lens technology is continually improving as they strive for perfection.

Not all opticians offer you the possibilities of having Carl Zeiss glasses lenses with your frames but at eyebuddy, we do. eyebuddy offer Carl Zeiss Glasses lenses of varying sizes, thinness and coatings. We understand how quality vision means a great deal to people, and therefore Carl Zeiss and eyebuddy aim to provide you with the best available. Our close working partnership with Carl Zeiss ensures you’ll be first to know when any of the latest prescription lenses have been released.

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