Customising Eyewear Needs

Eyewear to Suit your life

Relying on one pair of glasses for all your life’s activities and tasks will almost always be a compromise when it comes to your vision and eye comfort.

We know that there will be times when a different pair of glasses would be an advantage for other aspects of your life. At Beckenham Optometrist we recommend specific-purpose frames and lenses to give you the best visual performance and protection, whatever your vision demands. With many of us working in new environments, the New Year is a perfect time to start thinking about what you need most from your lenses to suit your lifestyle.

Lenses are not all created equal

Whilst we love frames, we believe that lifestyle-specific lenses are key to delivering you the best vision. An essential step in prescribing the right lens, is understanding how you use your eyes in the different aspects of your life. Whether you spend time gardening, on the computer, reading, playing sport or crafting – the lens and frame choice will vary based on your vision needs.




Yet the question remains, what do I need my glasses for?  At Beckenham Optometrist, we want you to know all the eyewear options that are available.

  • Work Glasses. Based on your work environment and the visual tasks you perform, we recommend frame and lens solutions to maximise your vision, eye and neck comfort, UV protection and eye safety.
  • Computer Glasses / Digital Eyewear. Spend a few hours or more a day on a computer or device? Computer glasses are designed to give you optimal close-up and intermediate vision as well as reduce digital eye strain, neck and shoulder discomfort and blue light exposure.
  • Outdoor Glasses. We live in such a beautiful sunny part of the world and this means prescription sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes delivering necessary glare and UV protection together with clear vision. Add polarised lenses and you’ll have the best outdoor vision and eye protection available.
  • Sports Glasses. Sports specific eyewear can enhance your performance whilst protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays and injury. Sports-specific coloured lenses highlight colours, alter light levels, enhance clarity and reduce glare. If you’re a regular at Palm Beach Golf course or hitting the North Avalon tennis courts this summer, there is a design to suit everyone’s needs.
  • Driving Glasses. Road safety starts with good vision. We recommend progressive lenses for a smooth visual transition for all distances, (i.e. from road signs in the distance to the dashboard up close.) Polarised filters, tints, and anti-reflective coatings to minimise glare and light distortion from oncoming headlights, particularly when driving at night.
  • Reading Glasses. Do you wear multifocal glasses and enjoy reading and other close work? A specific pair of reading glasses will provide clear, uninterrupted vision for these activities.
  • Contact Lenses. Most of the time, wearing glasses is no problem, but there are times when glasses can get in the way. Today’s advances in materials and design means almost everyone who wears glasses can enjoy the freedom and convenience of contact lenses.


If you think it might be time for a new pair of glasses, or if you need a task-specific option, make sure to book in for an eye examination!