F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

Lenses

I have heard that glass lenses are more transparent than plastic. Is it true? What are the differences?

Yes, it is true that glass lenses are more transparent than plastic, but the transparency of BOD plastic lenses with Clarus coating compares to that of glass lenses. If you want maximally clear plastic lenses, they have to be coated. Other advantages of plastic lenses are that they are much lighter and unbreakable, which considerably increases their safety as fragments of broken glass lens can cause damage to eyes.

I have minor short-sightedness (R-25.1/D-075). I only wear glasses when driving. While I still don’t need glasses for reading, I feel visual discomfort in mid-distance and especially at dusk. What do you recommend?

We encourage you to check your vision with our partners, a list of which is available on this website, and read about MultiFit Precision progressive lenses with Clarus coating. A small correction at all distances and coating increasing transparency should solve these problems, but you will get the best advice from an optician after in-depth analysis.

What are progressive lenses?

Progressive lenses are specially designed for people who wear glasses both for short-sightedness and far-sightedness. They include vision at all distances, and are therefore extremely comfortable and versatile, since you need not constantly swop between different glasses. From inception to the present day, the design of has come a long way in terms of improvements. BOD laboratory produces progressive lens digitally on a fully computerized line, according to an individual client’s parameters, so you will feel extremely comfortably with them and will easily adapt. Advanced production technology has reduced the production cost of progressive lenses, so now glasses with such lenses are no longer a luxury but rather a product of first choice.

Can I order diving glasses with dioptres?

Yes, it’s possible. However, you have to consider this when choosing your diving equipment, because in some cases there are limitations.

Coatings

What are optical lens coatings?

The most important is the anti-reflective coating. Lens coatings may differ both quantitatively and qualitatively. It is essential to strictly follow the production processes and use high quality materials. Then the manufacturer can guarantee that the coating will not peel off, scratch, and the glasses will not attract moisture and dirt. We can offer this combination of properties for BOD lenses with Clarus coating. All coatings are varnish-based – ‘curing coating’. All other layers are applied in this special optical varnish for the production of lenses against unnecessary glare, anti-fog, dirt and humidity accumulation, Sun’s harmful rays, etc.

Do coatings of plastic and glass lenses differ?

Different is the first layer of lenses, since plastic lenses have to be covered by a coating (a special varnish) to protect them from scratching. Glass lenses do not require this process. In this way, all other layers are coated on the surface of the glass lens for the protection of lens against unnecessary glare, anti-fog, dirt and humidity accumulation, Sun’s harmful rays, etc.

How must the lenses be coated for outdoor sports?

It depends on the type of sport and the features you need most. Glasses usually get foggy from temperature changes. Our Clarus coating has the highest resistance to fogging. Also, this will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. BOD lenses with Clarus coating are covered with a special anti-static coating that blocks the accumulation of dirt, interaction with another layer of repellent sweat drops, and fingerprints.

When I work my eyes redden. Are there any special glasses for work with computer?

Yes, there are. They are called BOD Office lenses with Clarus protective coating. These special lenses were created for modern office personnel according to needs, correcting vision within 4 meters. We also have No-tense lenses to reduce eye fatigue. The design of these lenses helps reduce eye fatigue when spending a lot of time at a computer, tablet or reading.

What are the most important parameters when ordering progressive lenses?

A high quality prescription and accurately marked eye centres in the frame are essential. Also, a lens design properly selected according to your needs. It is very important to discuss your lifestyle, nature of work and leisure activities with the optician. If you work a lot in the office, you probably prefer Office spectacle lenses, and for tennis players we advise MultiFit S progressive lenses.

How to care for plastic lenses?

Do not put glasses on eyeglass lenses, do not expose to high temperatures (room, car dashboard in summer), clean only with a special cleaner and dedicated cloth. Do not clean glass lenses with any other means, because the accumulated dirt can scratch the glasses. The special cleaner lifts adhering dirt from the lens’ surface. Glasses are a fragile object that require special care. When not wearing, keep in the pouch. This will prevent scratching, and nobody will drop or step on them.

How often should one change glasses?

It is advisable to check your eyes with an optician or ophthalmologist once a year. If there are any changes, you should order new glasses. If visiting an optician less frequently, you may need the most optimal correction glasses. Then, your eyes will struggle.

Do photochromic sunglasses also protect eyes from the sun in the same way as conventional dark sunglasses?

Yes, protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the Sun in photochromic lenses is sufficient. Some specialized sunglasses manufacturers use additional filters, coatings and other technological solutions for the exclusive visual quality or protection from the Sun’s harmful rays under extreme conditions (sailing, mountain climbing). But photochromic lenses have sufficient protection for daily use. BOD photochromic lenses Transitions XTRactive have a unique feature – they darken in a vehicle!

Frames

How to choose a frame?

Frames should be chosen according to your face shape, the purpose of the glasses, and in particular with consideration that the spectacle frame and lenses are not two separate products.

Therein lies many little things that are best known to an optical specialist with long experience: from fashion to the nuances of technical parameters. Therefore, it is difficult to give universal recommendations in a nutshell. It is best to contact our partners – opticians and experts, who will evaluate all the details and offer professional recommendations.

What are the most suitable frames for progressive lenses?

The universal formula for progressive lenses are bigger spectacle frames. However, making progressive lens with our modern production line is possible in any way, so in this case restrictions on the choice of frames are minimal.

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