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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 BLUE Light filter. These lenses are recommended for those looking for prescription lenses which provide protection 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 represent 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) and would like protection from blue light emitted from some 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

Made from the strong MR material and are extremely light and up to 35% thinner than standard plastic lenses, yet still maintain a high tensile strength and can withstand high levels of thermal stress.

Provide 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays. 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.

Made from the strong MR material and are extremely light and up to 40% thinner than standard plastic lenses, yet still maintain a high tensile strength and can withstand higher levels of thermal stress.

Provides 100% UV protection 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.

Made from the extremely strong jER material and are extremely light and up to 45% thinner than standard plastic lenses, yet still maintain a high tensile strength and can withstand higher levels of thermal stress.

Provides 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays and most importantly come 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.

Made from the strong jER material and are extremely light and up to 50% thinner than standard plastic lenses, yet still maintain a high tensile strength and can withstand higher levels of thermal stress.

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 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.