Plano Lenses

Plano Lenses

Non-prescription lenses for style, with the option of extra protection

Plano
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What are plano lenses?

Plano lenses look like regular prescription lenses, but they have no corrective power.
They don’t enhance your vision, but can be customised to give you added protection.

Plano lenses look like regular prescription lenses, but they have no corrective power.

They don’t enhance your vision, but can be customised to give you added protection.

How do plano lenses work?

Unlike prescription lenses, plano lenses do not refract light in any way, allowing it to pass through them without having any effect on the wearer’s vision. 

How do plano lenses work?

Unlike prescription lenses, plano lenses do not refract light in any way, allowing it to pass through them without having any effect on the wearer’s vision. 

Why use plano lenses?

Aside from aesthetic purposes, plano lenses can provide extra protection via tints and coatings.
Filter out blue light

Blue light glasses are ideal for those who spend hours in front of digital screens, even with perfect vision.

Comfort and UV protection

Sunglasses with plano lenses shield your eyes from glare and protect them from harmful UV rays. 

Aesthetic appeal

Don’t need glasses but want a new look? Fit a stylish pair of frames with plano lenses.

Why use plano lenses?

Plano lenses have a number of uses, both practical and aesthetic.
Filter out blue light

Blue light glasses are ideal if you spend hours in front of a screen, even with perfect vision. 

Comfort and UV protection

Sunglasses with plano lenses protect your eyes from glare and harmful UV rays.  

Aesthetic appeal

Don’t need glasses but want a new look? Fit a stylish pair of frames with plano lenses.

Plano Contact Lenses

Plano contact lenses are an option for those who want to change their eye colour – temporarily.
Just like glasses with plano lenses, they do not provide vision correction, but can modify your appearance.

Plano contact lenses

Plano contact lenses are an option for those who want to change their eye colour – temporarily. Alter your appearance without affecting your vision.

How to add plano lenses to your glasses

How to add plano lenses to your glasses

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FAQs

Plano lenses are so safe that they’re used in protective eyewear! If you do not have any vision impairment, standard plano lenses are perfectly safe for you. If you do require vision correction, you should always use prescription lenses in your eyewear to ensure you see clearly and avoid accidents.

As they have no corrective power, plano lenses are often indicated on a prescription by a value of 0.00 in the sphere section, or sometimes by the word “plano” or “PL”. Some people need vision correction in just one eye, so a plano lens is used for the other one.

Most glasses on display in shops use demo lenses to give a better idea of what the frames will look like when fitted with lenses. Demo lenses are fit only for this purpose, as they are thinner than real lenses and cannot have coatings applied to them.  

Plano lenses are made from more durable materials and can have all the same coatings as prescription lenses.