Urban Optics Opticians, Scotts St., Killarney, Kerry

Spectacle Lenses

Lenses Kerry


Clearer, cleaner crizal uv lenses

2WF4U_nkMost people find that anti-reflection spectacle lenses offer benefits that, once they have experienced them, they won’t want to live without. Crizal UV lenses give the clearest vision in the toughest lens coating. Anti-reflection lenses don’t just stop your eyes being hidden behind unsightly reflections, they also put a stop to the glare from oncoming headlights that can make night driving so stressful.

If you work in an office, you can find reflections from ambient lighting and your computer visually tiring, leaving you red-eyed by the end of the day.

Crizal UV lenses banish these annoying reflections and are so slippery that everyday dust and dirt, as well as fingerprints and smudges, can’t get a grip on them, meaning they stay cleaner for longer. When you clean your spectacles too, they don’t create the static that attracts dust. Best of all, Crizal UV lenses are so tough that we give a free, two-year, no-quibble guarantee against scratches.

Not all the benefits are visible. Crizal UV lenses also filter out 100% of UV rays, so they’re the healthy option too.

For more information on the range of Crizal UV lenses available please visit the Crizal Lenses Website.

Crizal Prevencia

Lasting Protection For Eye Health

Crizal Prevencia is Essilor’s latest innovation that selectively filters light for improved eye health protection. Light plays an essential role in everyday life but can also be the cause of premature eye aging. It is fundamental for your vision; it helps you perceive the surrounding world, and your overall well-being. It regulates sleep/wake cycles, mood and cognitive performance.

UV rays are as dangerous to our eyes as they are to our skin. The resulting damage accumulates over a lifetime, accelerating eye aging and the development of cataracts. Harmful blue-violet light was recently identified as being harmful to retinal cells. Causing long-term damage to our eyes and can accelerate the onset of AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

The latest Crizal innovation selectively filters blue-violet light and lets essential visible light pass through.
Crizal Prevencia provides optimal vision and durable transparency by offering the most complete protection against reflections, scratches, smudges, dust and water. Full two year guarantee against scratching and manufacturing defects.

Thin and Light Lenses

Modern lens materials, allied to computer-based design and manufacturing technologies, mean that manufacturers can make lenses that are thinner and lighter than have ever been possible before. With higher prescriptions, the differences can be extraordinary.

If you’re short sighted, the thickness of the edge of standard lenses can ruin the effect of an expensive 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 have put an end to these drawbacks.
Even though Thin and Light lenses are thinner, they’re nevertheless very resistant to breakage. Airwear Thin and Light lenses offer unmatched protection from impact and 100% protection from UVA and UVB radiation. They don’t just look better – thinner lenses are naturally lighter, so they’re much more comfortable to wear.

We have a range of Thin and Light lenses, including Lineis 1.74, Stylis 1.67 and Airwear 1.6, each offering slightly different benefits. So, whether you wear single vision lenses or Varilux, ask us about Thin and Light lenses which can really make the most of your new spectacles.

Varilux Series

The most advanced Varilux lens

variluxYou should always experience the best possible vision. Yet in the past you may have experienced visual limitations when wearing varifocal lenses. This could have also resulted in needing more time to adapt to your new lenses.

For the first time we can promise you varifocal lenses that will give you complete visual freedom. You will feel more balanced when moving and experience maximised fields of vision with Varilux S series.

Created using the latest technologies in optics and with a deep understanding of wearer physiology, Varilux S series is the most advanced visual solution available in the Varilux range.

2 revolutions create ultimate vision:

  1. The physiological differences between each eye are taken into account to produce lenses that guarantee you maximised fields of vision.
  2. The structure of the lens is completely re-engineered to ensure you feel more visual stability when moving.

All Varilux S Series lenses are covered by the Varilux Guarantee.
For more information visit the Varilux S series section on the Varilux website.


Comfort, convenience and protection

Lightweight Transitions Signature photochromic lenses offer a wide range of benefits that everyone
will enjoy. They are available in brown or grey activated tints.

Transitions Signature lenses are designed to quickly adapt from clear indoors to fully dark in the brightest sun, offering a distinct advantage over clear lenses. They continuously adapt to changing light so they’re always exactly the shade you need them to be.

If you wear Crizal Transitions Signature lenses, not only do they fade back more quickly but they are also more resistant to scratches and smudges too.

Transitions Signature lenses filter out 100% of dangerous UV radiation, so they’re the healthy option
too, protecting you from cataract, as well as greatly reducing the ageing effects UV causes to the skin
around your eyes.

Transitions can be applied to almost any optical lens material or design, including Varilux, irrespective of your prescription.
For more information visit the Transitions lenses section on the Varilux website.


We believe in giving you the best care and advice about how to protect and maintain healthy vision at all time. As summer is approaching protecting your eyes when outdoors is a must.

Our recommended sunwear product is Xperio polarised lenses. Xperio lenses offer you the highest level of UV protection with E-SPF 50+. E-SPF stands for Eye – Sun Protection Factor and E-SPF 50+ means that an eye protected by the lens will receive 50 times less UV exposure than an unprotected eye. Your eyes require the same level of protection as the one you give your skin with sunscreen.

With Xperio, you’ll benefit from relaxed vision, enhanced colour perception, improved contrast and 100% glare elimination.

Dangerous UV rays are present in all weathers, and not just on sunny days. UV damage to the eye is worryingly underestimated and it is our mission to educate our patients on the dangers. If you want to know more about the impact of UV rays on eye health then please ask us when you next visit.

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