About Frames & Lenses

A Complete Range of Fashion and Technology

We are pleased to offer a wide range of fashion eyewear for our patients. As examples, these ranges include the famous designer brand names shown here:

  • Prada
  • Chopard
  • Versace
  • Mont Blanc
  • D&G
  • Dolce Gabbana
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Rayban
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Fendi
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Hugo Boss
  • Gucci
  • Christian Dior
  • Silhouette
  • Oakley
  • Emporior Armani
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Coach
  • Tom Ford
  • Vogue
  • Calvin Klein
  • Guess
  • Bulgari

All recommended brands have a 1 year warranty.

If spectacles are prescribed, our professional staff will assist you in selecting eyewear that will be most appropriate to your face and lens prescription, This process will include factors such as style and colour, as well as sizing for proper fit and comfort.

Exciting Ranges of Fashion Sunglasses

As well as fashionable spectacle frames, we also have a full range of sunglasses. These are available off-the-shelf with quality UV-Blocking sunglass lenses, or they can be fitted with sunglass lenses in your own personal prescription.

A wide range of fashion brands is in stock and again feature our warranty on quality.

New Technology in Spectacle Lenses

There are many exciting advances in the designs and materials for spectacle lenses:

Lense Material Purposes
HIGH INDEX MATERIALS for thinner & lighter lenses
ASPHERIC LENS DESIGNS for flatter, less bulgy, lenses
UV-BLOCKERS to prevent the transmission of harmful Ultra Violet radiation
PHOTOSENSITIVE MATERIALS that change colour in response to sunlight
PROGRESSIVE LENSES for people who would otherwise need bifocals
OCCUPATIONAL LENSES with special designs for different tasks, like VDU operators

Together these provide for thinner and lighter lenses, offering improved optics and a sight correction which is more natural.

Single Vision lenses have one power over the entire lens and are simple to use. Blink Optical can manufacture many single vision spectacles within one hour.

Bifocal lenses are useful when you require different prescriptions for far away and close up – this usually becomes a consideration after the age of 40. Bifocals consist of a distance prescription at the top of the lens, and reading prescription at the bottom with the two separated by a line.

Multifocal lenses are designed such that the wearer has a continuous range of vision at every distance, from reading through to far distance. Cosmetically these lenses look the same as single vision lenses, but have allow much greater flexibility and functionality once separate distance and near prescriptions are required. A period of adaptation is required when first wearing these lenses as they are more complex in their design but long term, the advantages of multifocal lenses are significant.

Occupational lenses have been developed specifically for the office environment where clear, comfortable vision is essential in the computer – reading range. They offer a larger area of lens dedicated to computer work and reading than multifocals, and a greater range of focal distances than single vision lenses.

Photosensitive lenses adapt to different light levels to ensure comfortable vision under all conditions. Ultra violet light levels cause this change in lens colour, such that in the brightest sun the lenses will darken to offer almost same absorption as many standard sunglasses, saving the inconvenience and expense of having 2 pairs of glasses.

Anti-reflection coating is applied to the lens surface, allowing greater transmission of light which improves both the cosmetic look of the lenses, and their performance. Problems associated with glare from headlights at night or the computer screen are minimized, giving you clearer and more comfortable vision. The coating also eliminates the distracting white light reflections seen on other lenses, making the eyes the focus rather than the lenses.

Progressive Spectacle Lenses

Everyone over their early 40's is affected to some degree by a natural loss of focussing ability called presbyopia. This is usually corrected with either reading spectacles, bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses.

Progressive lenses are designed so that the distance prescription is used during straight-ahead gaze and the reading prescription during down-gaze. This then provides a more natural vision without any lines in the lens (which can get in the way on stairs for example).

  • Progressive lenses provide excellent results for most patients.
  • They provide a focus for distance, near and all distances between.
  • Cosmetically they look "younger" with no lines.
  • The vision correction is more natural for the wearer.

Progressive lenses are also known as multifocals or graduated lenses.

New Lenses That Respond to Sunlight

Spectacle lenses with a tint that responds to sunlight (photochromics) have been available since the early 1970's. However, until recently these lenses were always made from glass.

Now new lightweight colour change lenses are available made from resin (or plastic). There are several different brands but the most widely known are called Transitions or Colourmatic.

  • Photochromic plastic lenses are light weight
  • They respond to suit varying levels of glare
  • They also offer UV-protection as a feature of the material
  • The lens surfaces are treated to resist scratching
  • Newer versions also include high index materials for further reductions in weight & thickness.

VisionPro Optometrists

St Albans
288 Main Rd East,
St Albans Victoria
Telephone:(03) 9364 5509
Fax: (03) 9364 5594

Shop 5, 119 Hopkins St,
Footscray Victoria
Telephone: (03) 9687 8787
Fax: (03) 9689 1818

Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday:
9:30AM - 5:30PM
(Friday open till 6:30PM)
Sunday: Sorry we are close.

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