Dispensing your Spectacles

Looking Good

For many, the most important aspect of choosing spectacle frames is how they look on our face. The spectacles you choose to wear are a very real part of your identity. Whether you want to appear sophisticated, fun-loving, youthful, conservative or style-conscious, the right spectacles can help you shape how you are perceived.

Our staff can help, give you advice and an honest opinion to make choosing easier for you.

Choosing the Right Lens

Your choices don't end with the frame. Making sure you have the right lenses to suit your needs is equally important.

Many of us have worn specs since we were young. These help with our distance vision, but as we get older we also need help with our near vision. To solve this you can either have two pairs of spectacles, one for each correction, bifocals which are a distance lens with a segment for near vision (these have a visible line above the segment) or a varifocal which has distance vision at the top, near vision at the bottom and an area that graduates between the two (these have no visible lines).

If your prescription is high then lenses made of standard plastic may be very thick. Lenses made of thinner and lighter materials are available and can reduce thickness considerably. Our staff can explain the differences to you.

Many people find driving at night difficult due to the glare of oncoming headlights. An anti-reflection coating will cut down of this glare making journeys less stressful. In addition, they prevent the eyes being hidden behind unsightly reflections. Our Crizal anti-reflection lenses give the clearest vision in the toughest lens coating and are so slippery that everyday dust and dirt, as well as fingerprints and smudges, can’t get a grip on them, meaning they stay cleaner for longer. Not all the benefits are visible. Crizal UV lenses also filter out 100% of UV rays, so they’re the healthy option too.

Varifocal lens picture
Forte lens picture

Marshall and Lilley

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  • 26, High Street,
  • Leiston IP16 4EW
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  • Telephone: 01728 833114
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  • Email:marshall.lilley@btconnect.com

Opening Hours

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  • Monday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm