Your Prescription Lenses

Are road signs beginning to blur? Is reading close-up causing you headaches? There are many ways that poor vision can negatively affect your daily life, but we can find a vision solution to suit your needs. At Paterson Burn we ensure your lenses are uniquely tuned to your individual prescription and lifestyle requirements. Come and speak to our dispensing opticians and lens experts about your lifestyle needs and we will recommend a lens solution catered specifically to you. 

Our Wide Range of Lens Choices

There are a variety of lens options available to you, at Paterson Burn we discuss all your available options and work with you to choose the lens that best serves your needs.  Your Lenses can provide simple correction at one focal point, be perfected for use at work, or can enable you fulltime wear for all situations.
All of our lenses can be tailored for you further by selecting from a range of materials and coatings. Our staff will discuss with you which options will be optimal to your new glasses.

Adapting to Progressive Lenses - First Time Wearers

Progressive lenses offer you clear vision at distance, intermediate and near. We always explain to first time progressive wearers that it can take some time to adjust to the lenses. This is because of the peripheral compensation which occurs in order to obtain vision at all three distance points.

Here are some guidelines to help you through the adaption process:

  • Ensure they are fitting well - high on your nose and close to your eyes
  • Keep your new glasses on -  do not swap between your old and new pairs
  • Turn your whole head - follow the tip of your nose
  • When focussing on an object move your head up and down to find a head position where the object is clear
  • Trust that knowing where to position your head will soon become second nature
  • When walking down stairs tuck your chin in and look through the top of your lenses

For most people, adapting to new progressive lenses will only take a day or two but it may take a few weeks for others. If you have been wearing your glasses for more than two weeks and are still experiencing some discomfort, please come back and see us to discuss the situation further.


We supply a two year warranty against manufacturing defaults for all optical lenses purchased. The warranty begins from the original date of purchase, and covers lens defects which occur under normal wearing conditions. If you ever need your glasses assessed, adjusted, or cleaned please feel free to come see us at any time. We also encourage you to come in for a ‘warrant of fitness’ check, one year after purchase, to ensure your spectacles are in good order.