There has never been a better time to wear spectacles. Thanks to advances in lens technology, modern lens designs are clearer, thinner, lighter and tougher than ever before. At Eric Mercer's we recommend Essilor lenses as our first lens of choice. Essilor are world-renowned for innovation and quality. In 1959, they invented the Varilux lens - the world's first varifocal and, since then, Essilor have remained at the forefront of lens technology and design.
In the past, wearing varifocals often meant visual compromises, like distorted side vision and constant head movements. However, the latest Varilux X series lenses offer much more natural vision with wider fields of view and greater visual stability when moving.
This makes them much easier to adapt to than older designs. So even if you've tried varifocals before and struggled, it's well worth trying again. You'll be amazed at the improvements.
Varifocals offer considerable advantages over bifocals. As well as having no visible line, they allow you to see clearly at any distance - including that awkward arm's-length range needed for car dashboards, supermarket shelves and computers.
And remember, for complete peace of mind, all our Varilux lenses are covered by a 90 day adaptation guarantee.
Road Pilot lenses
Driving can be a real challenge for your eyes - at night as well as daytime. Dazzle from headlights and bright sun cause real problems with glare and visual discomfort.
Using the latest modern lens technology, new Road Pilot lenses have been specially designed to help combat these problems and make driving safer.
Their reflection-free surfaces reduce night-time reflections by up to 90%. Road Pilot lenses also filter out 100% of harmful UV rays, as well as offering excellent protection against scratches, smudges and dust.
And when ordered with Transitions Xtractive, Road Pilot lenses offer unsurpassed sun protection by darkening down inside your car - unlike standard photochromic lenses.
Our Crizal UV reflection-free lenses don’t just stop your eyes being hidden behind unsightly reflections, they also help reduce glare from oncoming headlights that can make night driving stressful.
If you work in an office, reflection-free lenses banish annoying reflections from computer screens and ambient lighting.
Best of all, Crizal Sapphire UV lenses are so tough that we give a free, two-year, no-quibble guarantee against scratches. They also offer unrivaled protection against dust and dirt, as well as fingerprints and smudges.
And what's more, Crizal UV lenses filter out 100% of harmful UV rays, so they’re healthy for your eyes too.
Thin & Light lenses
Modern lens materials, allied to the latest computer-based technologies, mean that manufacturers can make lenses that are thinner and lighter than have ever been possible before.
If you’re short sighted, the thickness of the edge of standard lenses can ruin the effect of a nice designer frame, while if you are long sighted, conventional lenses can bulge out from the frame and magnify your eyes.
Modern thin and light lenses don’t just look better - they are also naturally lighter, making them much more comfortable to wear.
So, whether you wear single vision lenses, varifocals or bifocals, ask us about Thin and Light lenses to help make the most of your new spectacles.