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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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Pupillary Distance measurement online free, a genuine world first!


Many people are aware that the biggest barrier with buying spectacles online is perhaps the absence of the Pupillary Distance (PD) being included within the eye-test prescription. Your PD is simply the physical distance between your pupils which is very important for positioning lenses when making up spectacles/glasses. An accurate PD is very important to ensure clear vision and without it, your eye-sight may well be blurred, including for single vision glasses. The vertical PD is required for Varifocals and Bifocals and for this you need a vertical PD which should include measurements individual to someone’s face and the actual glasses they are buying.

Written prescriptions are compulsory with an eye test, but this does not apply with PD measurement, much to the dismay of customers who find out they are charged extra for this information. The full aim of an optician, to put it bluntly, is an eyetest followed by the sale of their products. When you have an eye test and buy glasses from the opticians, you are in fact paying for 4 services. Firstly you are paying for a prescription from the optician, secondly you are paying for the PD measurement of your eyes, thirdly you are paying for the frame you selected, and lastly the prescription lens you want inserted into your glasses. If the customer decides they want to purchase glasses externally, this means the full aim of services from the optician will not be fulfilled. This results in a loss of possible sales.

When you are buying spectacles from the opticians who just gave you your prescription, they usually don’t charge for the second service, PD measurement.  However, when you choose to buy spectacles externally, opticians will try to recover the loss of possible sales from dispensing glasses to you, they simply include a charge for recording PD measurement. This isn’t against the law and despite pressure from the public, will not be changed by the General Optical Council (GOC).

Most opticians charge between £40 and £70 for your PD measurement, but have been known to charge up to and over £100. Do you really want to pay that much for a measurement you can do yourself? All you need to do is measure the distance between your pupils. For the standard distance PD you should look into the distance (as your pupils will be slightly wider apart this way). The reading PD is usually about 4mm closer than this. If your optician will not provide the measurement and you don’t have a digital camera alternatively you can state “smaller than average PD” or “larger than average PD” on your order so that we can make an educated allowance to optimise your glasses to your needs.

With a patent pending, www.eyebuddy.co.uk the world’s first for measuring your PD online. By uploading a picture of yourself with a ruler, you can easily measure your own PD. eyebuddy believes this simple idea can save you up to £100 from your local opticians charging you extra. Also, by combining your picture with eyebuddy’s virtual try-on system, it is possible to virtually try on different products. We use a picture of your face and then superimpose the different glasses, taking care to measure PD size and orientation correctly.

eyebuddy offer the full range of glasses lenses that includes Zeiss, Seiko, Essilor, Kodak and Hoya at the lowest prices online.

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