Why are we different

Advanced technology allows us to customise your lenses to give enhanced clarity and comfort.

Nautilus VR

Nautilus is our very latest piece of Virtual Reality technology from one of our lens companies Essilor. Our headset uses a small iPod screen which allows demonstration of different types of lenses especially Varilux and sunwear lenses. The screen within the headset allows our patients to experience how the lenses will work and feel before they commit to the lenses.

Frame Adjustments


The Eye-Ruler2® is the latest digital measuring device, giving reliable and accurate measurements that allow us to customise your lens design.

We only use premium lenses

at affordable prices


Single Vision / Bifocals




Sunwear Lenses

Essilor Crizal Sapphire UV

Crizal Sapphire is a stack of lens enhancing layers designed to sit on the front and back of the lens. Together, the layers work to protect the wearer’s eyes from UV light, deliver lens protection and optimal vision.

All Crizal Saphire lenses come with a 2 years scratch free guarantee

Crizal Water

Water Repellency

Microscopic gaps in the coating are filled with Hydrophobic (water repellent) molecules. Therefore, smoothing the surface of the lens, which allows water droplets to roll from the lens surface without leaving a trace.

Crizal Dust

Dust Repellency

An anti-static layer prevents positive dust particles sitting on the lens.

Crizal Scratch

Scratch Resistance

Lenses are protected by a scratch resistant booster, a nano millimetre layer located behind the AR layer. The scratch resistant booster layer is designed to gradually increases in hardness

Crizal Smudge

Smudge Repellency

Smudges appear on lenses due to uneven nano molecules found on the surface of coatings. By smoothing fluorinated molecules into a consistent pattern Crizal Forte coatings offer a superior smudge repellence.

Crizal Drive

Crizal Drive is a new premium anti-reflective coating that offers impeccable clarity of vision.

Thanks to the coating performance reflections are up to 90% less when driving at night. We recommend this lens for patients with a lifestyle that involves frequent driving as it has 90%less reflections when driving at night.

All Crizal Drive lenses come with a 2 years scratch free guarantee

Day Driving

Better clarity of vision throughout the day…

Night driving

Better clarity of vision throughout the night…

Varilux Logo

”The world’s most adaptable varifocals.”

Essilor invented the first varifocal in 1959 and every 4 secs a pair of Varilux™ lenses are dispensed around the world.

At Firstsight Opticians we pride ourselves on being a Varilux Specialist Practice.

X Series

Varilux X series represents the greatest leap in near vision quality. For the first time, Varilux X series delivers exceptional intermediate and near vision to suit today’s dynamic working life.

If you cannot adapt to your Varilux® lenses within 30 days from collection, Firstsight will give you a suitable replacement and refund the difference.

Transitions Black Logo

Transitions lenses ensure your patients enjoy light more comfortably. They adapt and help protect from UV rays and harmful blue light indoors and out.


Adjusts to every unique shade


Transitions Sig

Transitions Signature VII

Transitions Signature VII is the perfect photochromic lens design for all year visual comfort

Transitions Xtractive

Transitions XTRActive

Our darkest photochromic for those looking for superior vision outside and in the car


Transitions Style Colours

A new collection of Transitions lenses including fashionable and exciting colours for younger patients

Polarised Lenses

Xperio polarised lenses eliminate harsh, blinding glare from highly reflective surfaces to increase visual comfort and performance. They give enhanced colour perception, improved contrast, glare reduction and UV protection. When combined with Crizal Sun UV they provide and Eye-SPF of 50.

Polarised lenses are ideal for driving by eliminating glare from wet surfaces or low sun.

Transitions Sig

4 steps forward in vision quality. No steps back.

When you wear Xperio Polarised sun lenses for the first time your world pops with colour. Glare reduction, visual comfort, improved contrast and enhanced colour perception enhance everyday activities. We believe Xperio Polarised lenses represent the optimum vision experience when under the sun.

Transitions Xtractive

Ideal for driving

Driving is an essential mode of transport for most of us. Xperio Polarised lenses improve driving by eliminating glare produced by reflections on wet road surfaces, dashboards and other cars.


Crystal clear water

Xperio Polarised are perfect for water sports and winter sports. Reflected sun glare is reduced from surfaces such as water, snow and ice.