Single Vision Lenses

Our highly qualified and experienced dispensing opticians at Silverman Opticians in London can provide detailed unbiased advice on the best single vision spectacle lenses to suit your prescription without obligation or pressure.

Single Vision Lenses

Visual quality, cosmetic appearance and wearing comfort, i.e. weight, must all be taken into account in the design of single vision lenses. Nowadays, higher refractive indices for both plastic and glass lenses together with advanced aspheric/atoroidal surface designs make it possible to produce flat, light lenses which provide even patients requiring high prescriptions with outstanding visual and wearing comfort.

At Silverman Opticians, we supply incredibly thin and flat lenses that no longer ‘bulge’ from frames so that the choice of frames is not restricted by the strength of your prescription. We routinely scan patients’ frames to provide lens thickness calculations from different suppliers and our lens menu includes premium and budget designs to suit all pockets.

Essilor has one of the most extensive catalogues with a wide range of stock and specially surfaced lenses in several materials to fit any budget and most spectacle prescriptions. Essilor lenses are available uncoated and with a variety of lens coatings including transitions.

Essilor Eye Code – with Visioffice

At Silverman Opticians, we have a special Visi-Office machine to order lenses with ‘Eye code’. Eyecode is a unique breakthrough in lens personalisation and is at the forefront of innovation. Currently, all lenses that are manufactured assume every person has the same Eye Rotation Centre (ERC), when in fact it can vary by 30%. The dynamic 3D measurements, which can only be measured by Essilor’s Visioffice system, is based on pinpointing the exact Eye Rotation Centre that is unique to every person, delivering a truly tailored eye diagnosis, that is quick, easy to determine and highly accurate.

 The ERC measurement is independent from head posture (respecting its natural behaviour) and is unaffected by convergence / phoria problems. Lens centering is more accurate, as for the first time both the Pupil distance (Pd) and the fitting height (Fh) are related to the ERC position. Patients will benefit from:

  • Lenses that are five times more precise, giving a total lens-to-eye synergy,
  • Instant vision without effort
  • Dynamic and highly contrasted vision
  • Eye Code – Information Video

Nikon’s new Bi-Aspheric ‘Seemax’ and ‘SeeStyle’ range of lenses are custom made to reduce aberrations and distortions that increase with high prescriptions providing excellent performance across the entire surface of the lens. The SeeStyle lenses can be made in extremely high curvatures which are excellent for wraparound sunglasses. Recently the range has increased to offer the ultra-high index materials with transitions.

Advantages of Double Aspheric Technology

  • Up to 50% thinner and 45% lighter than conventional plastic lenses
  • Provide natural and comfortable vision with accurate image perception. Clearer than conventional plastic lenses due to minimal surface reflections.
  • Reduced magnification of the wearer’s eyes
  • Include excellent anti-reflection coatings on both sides of the lens resulting in excellent vision and more comfortable vision when driving at night
  • Available for most prescriptions and ideal for most frame fashions

Other Lens Manufacturers

At Silverman Opticians , London N16, we also use several other lens manufacturers such as:


so that we can find the perfect lens for your requirements.