Underwood Opticians is entirely independent. This means we are free to deal with any company we feel comes up to the high standards we require and our customers expect.
When you choose your new glasses frames you will be looking at a range of superb frames, not only well made, light, durable and fashionable, but also very good value for money. The advice we give you regarding the suitability of your choice of frame will include assessment of your facial characteristics, your requirement regarding the persona you wish to project, the suitability of the frame for the lens type it has to carry, and your proposed budget.
At present we carry HUGO BOSS, SUPERDRY, RADLEY, JAEGER, O’NEILL, CATERPILLAR, STEPPER and ZOFFANI frames as well as many others. We have designer sunglasses, safety specs and sports goggles in stock and if you are looking for something particular then please give us a call and we can order it in for you and show you our catalogues which have even more frames for you to choose from.
We also have a wide selection of children’s spectacle frames including FROZEN and STAR WARS, please see the photo of our improved children’s range above.
We now provide prescription swimming goggles, sports specs and safety specs. Whatever your hobbies we can help you enjoy yourself with perfect vision while keeping your eyes safe. Looking for something a bit different? Let us know what you are looking for and we will endeavour to find a solution for you.
Your lenses will be made by a leading ophthalmic lens manufacturer such as Essilor, the French company who invented Varilux progressive lenses in the 1950’s. Essilor have the best lenses available in terms of technology and patient comfort. For more information on Essilor’s lenses please visit www.essilor.co.uk
Essilor own the Transitions brand which is the premier brand of photochromatic lenses to provide excellent UV protection and comfort. Essilor have the best performing coatings on the market today with their Crizal Alize and Forte coatings. Their Crizal Prevencia coating comes recommended by optometrists and is a blue light blocker that helps to deter Macula Degeneration. For more information on Crizal coatings please visit http://www.essilor.co.uk/products/Crizal-UV
We have a partnership with the world renowned German high quality lens manufacturer ZEISS. For a look in to how Zeiss lenses are made with precision engineering follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TizLH70Ry7k.
We also can provide HOYA lenses. Hoya have just developed a new specialist driving lens ‘EnRoute’. Please copy this link to find out more http://blog.hoyavision.com/news/hoya-enroute-a-new-lens-dedicated-to-driving please also visit or news section to find out more.
We are now pleased to be able to offer you the ‘Thinnest Lens in the World‘. The ‘Tokai’ 1.76 refractive index bi-aspheric lens is the very latest in technology and is designed not only to make your lenses as thin, flat and light as possible but also to maximise your vision. Please click on the PDF here for more information Tokai 1.76.