Prescription Glasses and Frames

Types of Lenses used in Prescription Glasses

There are many types of lenses to suit both your lifestyle and vision needs. Below you will find a brief overview of some of the more common types of lenses available for your prescription glasses. To determine which lens type will work best with your prescription glasses, we will begin with an eye exam, which is normally free with your Medicare cover. If you require prescription sunglasses, we have a selection of popular brands offering full sun UV protection and a stylish look.

Group of discussing female managers in a corporate meeting

Single Vision lenses
Up close, intermediate (computer) or distance, single vision lenses are set for one viewing distance only.

Progressive lenses
Progressive lenses can be used for distance, intermediate & close work, ideal for all day wear. We provide a range of progressive designs depending on each individuals needs & budget.

Bifocal lenses
Sectioned into two distinct areas, Bifocals give the user clear distance and up close vision without a transition or correction in between.

Active lenses
Ten times more impact resistant than regular lenses with 99.9% protection against harmful UV rays. Active lenses are thinner, stronger and lighter than plastic lenses making them ideal for children, safety glasses or for those looking for extra durability.

High Index lenses
An excellent option for strong prescriptions without extra bulk. Features include anti-reflective coating and 99.9% UV protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Plastic lenses
Our standard lenses with the option of adding an anti-reflective coating to screen out the sun’s harmful rays.

Polarised Lenses

Most lenses can only dampen sun glare. By using refraction, only polarised lenses are able to eliminate reflective sun glare from mediums like windows, glass or water. Polarised lenses are ideal for those who work in situations that experience constant sun reflection, such as long periods of driving or close proximity to water.

Prescription sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses help you see as clearly outside as you do inside. They offer full protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays which can cause eye strain and damage over time. Whether you’re working, driving, or enjoying outdoor sports and activities, you’ll improve your visual experience and keep your eyes healthy with prescription sunglasses.

Technology we use

Frame Optimisation


Progressive Lens

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 3.59.06 pm


Happy business woman using a tablet computer

Types of Frames used in Prescription Glasses

With 40 years of experience, you’ve never been closer to finding the perfect frame to compliment your face shape and personal style. From statement-making full rim frames to barely-there rimless frames, we’re confident we can help you find a frame that’s right for your prescription glasses. Bundoora Optical Centre also offer frame repairs and frame fittings for one-stop eye care with your convenience in mind.

Full Rim Frames
Suitable for most prescriptions and preferred by those who want to make a statement while accentuating their eyewear.

Rimless Frames

Lightweight with a minimalist appearance; ideal for those who wear their glasses for long periods of time or have sensitive skin.

Semi-Rimless Frames
Similar features to Rimless Frames with subtle definition and more colour options. Also known as nylon frames.

Half-Eye Frames
Useful as a backup, half-eye frames tend to sit low on the bridge of the nose and are used for reading or hobbies where detail is required. Half-eye frames do not restrict the user’s distance vision.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt