Spectacle Lenses

In recent years there have been major developments in spectacle lenses technology, all designed to improve your vision and to make your spectacles more comfortable to wear and to look more attractive.

We are happy to discuss and advise the most suitable lens required for your life style and individual visual requirements. There being so many lens combinations now available, we feel that our expert advice can help you make the correct choice for your needs within your budget.

We will be able to advise you on the latest developments in:

1: Varifocal Lenses – (the modern alternative to bifocal lenses without the line). They are normally advised to people over the age of 40, normally when separate distance and near prescriptions are required giving you clear vision at all distances. 

2: High Index Lenses – In the past, some patients who have had a more complex prescription have had to put up with thicker and heavier lenses in their spectacles. Thankfully today's advances means the super thin and light weight Hi-index lenses now make them look great and feel more comfortable.

3: Transitions – They are fast acting variable tinted lenses which darken in sunlight. Indoors they are clear, but outside they rapidly darken effectively changing them into conventional sunglasses. Transitions are available in grey or brown tints and offer 100% protection against damaging UV light.

4: Lens Coatings – They are advised to reduce annoying reflections, improve the appearance of your spectacles and most importantly to enhance you vision. More recent advances in technology now means you can get the added benefit of them being scratch resistant, anti-dust, repellent to water, grease and dirt making them more durable and a lot easier to clean.

Award Winning Shamir Lenses Available Now from D & H Hantman Opticians.

Shamir Optical Industries are the award winning world leaders in the design and production of high quality spectacle lenses.  Whatever optical need is identified, Shamir has the answer, from all-purpose daily wear and occupational spectacle lenses to sophisticated, individual lifestyle options, as well as outdoor, sport and fashion, wrap-around choices. 

D & H Hantman Opticians are proud to offer this vast portfolio of high performance products, supporting our mission to provide the very best solutions for our spectacle wearers.

For our varifocal lens wearers, we recommend Shamir Autograph InTouch™:

Today’s modern lifestyles are changing as fast as new technologies hit the market. Use of digital devices and screens has become an increasingly frequent part of everyday life. This presents our eyes with special challenges as they switch back and forth between distant and mid-range viewing and reading small print on mobile phones or other handheld digital devices.

Thanks to patented design technology, our wearers are enjoying comfortable clear vision zones at all viewing distances as Shamir Autograph InTouch is uniquely optimised to your specific head-eye-hand position during daily visual tasks. Whether driving, reading, watching TV or using your tablet or smart phone, Shamir Autograph InTouch provides the right power in the right place ensuring extra viewing comfort.


For our fashion and sports sunglass wearers, we recommend Shamir Attitude™:

At D & H Hantman we understand that fashion is a passion and seeing is achieving in sports so whether enjoying outdoor activities with friends, holidaying in the sunshine or competing in your favourite sporting activity, our range of lifestyle sunglass frames, teamed with Shamir Attitude lenses are the perfect choice.  Offering 100% UV protection, a wide range of lens colours and optimised viewing - high performance and protection are guaranteed.

For our reading lens wearers, we recommend Shamir Computer & Workspace™:

Often we can find ourselves in situations where our current spectacles just don’t offer enough depth or width of vision to complete a task comfortably. Enhanced reading lenses will overcome these challenges faced by many reading and varifocal lens wearers and are available in options for either static or dynamic users.

 For our bifocal lens wearers, we recommend Shamir Duo™:

As a bifocal wearer, you may enjoy what your lens has to offer: a wide reading area and clear distance. But don’t settle for the basics when you can have much more.

Shamir Duo’s greatest feature eliminates two key issues of the traditional flat-top bifocal.

Shamir Duo™ has no visible line and therefore cosmetically more appealing than a traditional bifocal.  The other benefit is optics. Because there is no line on Shamir Duo™, you get the advantage of optical continuity. A smooth visual experience from the reading area to the distance, without the annoying jump or loss of image associated with traditional bifocal lenses.

For all of our spectacle wearers, we recommend discussing your individual visual needs with our experienced team of Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians who would be delighted to recommend the ideal spectacle solutions for you.

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