Lenses, anyone?

All of our lenses are fitted and glazed in our advanced lens lab in Japan and provided directly at no mark-up — making the Archibald proposition one of a kind.

When it comes to eyewear, people often downplay the importance of lenses—we don't. At Archibald, we recognise that there is little point in having a beautifully handmade frame if the lenses do not reflect the same dedication to quality. After all, your sight is a gift that needs to be taken care of in the best possible way. Fortunately, just a stone's throw away from one of our craftsmen in Sabae, Japan, we found and developed an exclusive relationship with a lens laboratory that matches our values and has maintained them for over 40 years. This means that not only are we able to purchase and provide the very best lenses direct from the manufacturer, but we do so without the mark-ups that the lens industry is notoriously known for. These relationships we have built allow us to provide the most advanced, industry leading lenses, complete with all the coatings you will ever need to properly protect your eyes.

Learn about our lenses

1.60 Super Thin 'AX-S/BLU+' Prescription Lenses

Thin, light and durable with a BLUE Light filter, these lenses are recommended for those looking for prescription lenses that protect from blue light emitted from some electronic devices.

1.67 Ultra Thin 'AX-U' Prescription Lenses

Ultra thin, light and durable. These lenses have been carefully selected and are our standard offering in our prescription eyewear package. Wonderfully weighted and providing unparalleled vision.

1.70 Ultra Thin 'AX-U/BLU+' Prescription Lenses

Ultra thin, light, durable and with BLUE light filter. These lenses are recommended for people with higher prescriptions (SPH +/- 8.00) who would like protection from harmful blue light often emitted from electronic devices.

1.74 Hyper Thin 'AX-H' Prescription Lenses

Ultra thin, super light and durable: these lenses represent our thinnest and lightest offering and are recommended for people with higher prescriptions (SPH +/- 8.00).

Lightness

Strength

1.60 B

1.67

1.70 B

1.74

Thin
Thinner
material

Made from highly durable MR material, extremely light and up to 35% thinner than standard plastic lenses. All our lenses have a high tensile strength and can withstand extreme levels of thermal stress. Single sided aspheric lenses are offered as standard- please contact us to find out more about the double aspheric option.

uv-protection

Our lenses provide 100% UV protection to the wearer, from both UVA and UVB rays. This selections comes with a BLUE light filter to protect from high-energy blue light waves emitted from devices such as smartphones and computers.

Retails for over €300 through opticians or traditional retailers. Available as a standard option in our 'prescription glasses' package at no additional cost.

material

Made from durable MR material and extremely light with lenses up to 40% thinner than standard plastic lenses. All our lenses have a high tensile strength and can withstand extreme levels of thermal stress. Single sided aspheric lenses are offered as standard- please contact us to find out more about the double aspheric option.

uv-protection

Our lenses provide 100% UV protection to the wearer, from both UVA and UVB rays. Our standard and recommended offering for prescription eyewear.

Retails for over €300 through opticians or traditional retailers. Available as a standard option in our 'prescription glasses' package at no additional cost.

material

Made from extremely strong jER material and very light with lenses that are up to 45% thinner than standard plastic offerings. Our lenses have a high tensile strength and can withstand extreme levels of thermal stress. Single sided aspheric lenses are offered as standard- please contact us to find out more about the double aspheric option.

uv-protection

Our lenses provide 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays, paired with a BLUE light filter to protect from high-energy blue light waves emitted from devices such as smartphones and computers.

Retails for over €350 through opticians or traditional retailers. Available as an extra option in our 'prescription glasses' package for an additional €35.

material

Made of a highly durable jER material and extremely light with lenses up to 50% thinner than standard plastic offerings. Our lenses have a high tensile strength and can withstand extreme levels of thermal stress. Single sided aspheric is offered as standard, please contact us to find out more about the double aspheric option.

uv-protection

Provides 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays and it one of the most advanced Ultra Hi-Index lenses on the market.

Retails for over €350 through opticians or traditional retailers. Available as an extra option in our 'prescription glasses' package for an additional €35.

Coatings

Our lenses come standard with all the coatings you could possibly need (or want) at no extra cost.

Smartphones, tablets, TVs and even energy efficient light bulbs emit high-energy blue light waves that, when stared at day and night, strain our eyes and even interfere with our ability to sleep at night. The blue light blocking properties of lenses with this filter alleviate eyestrain, and even help maintain your melatonin levels, so you can fall asleep at night. Available exclusively for 1.6 and 1.7 Index lenses.

Our lenses are treated with a super water repellent or hydrophobic coating (water just slides right off), delivering a surface which is virtually impossible for water drops to grip onto. As a result, you are much less bothered by rain and condensation and the lenses are much easier to keep clean.

Our lenses are treated on both the front and back with the most advanced clear, scratch-resistant coating available. This provides a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching, whether from dropping your glasses on the floor or occasionally cleaning them with a paper towel.

Just as glare can affect the view in front of you, “bounce-back” glare from behind can cause the eyes to strain and impact your view of the world. Our lenses all come with a double layer of this essential treatment, blocking reflected light and glare from both the front and behind, enhancing clarity and eliminating eye fatigue. In the case of Blue light filter lenses, the front anti-reflective coating is replaced with a Blue light filter.

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Learn about our lens reglazing programme, where we fit new lenses into any pair of glasses at a fraction of the price at your optician.