Specialist Tints, Filters & Mirror Coating

Because long exposure to UVA and UVB rays can damage the eye, UV filters are always recommended for lenses to be used as sunglasses. By adding a UV filter to prescription lenses, spectacle wearers can help protect themselves. Vanalstynes’ lens service provides 100 percent UVA and UVB block up to 400 nanometres.

We also offer a variety of tints (mono, graduated and rainbow) including fashion colours such as yellow, pink and blue. If required, colour tints can be combined with ultra-violet protection. For more information please download our Tinting Factsheet.

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optiFLASH UV

Applied on the convex surface of a tinted or polarising lens, our semi-transparent mirror coating is combined with an anti-reflective coating on the concave surface.

Great for sports – the reflective front surface prevents some of the bright light entering the lens and the underlying tint enhances contrast to improve judgement of distance and spatial awareness.

Ideal for sunglasses – the sunglass tint and ultraviolet block give protection from bright sunlight and dangerous ultraviolet rays. The reflective front surface gives a great look.

optiFLASH lenses come supplied with UV protection if not already present in the lens. We will also add the relevant tint for the requested flash colour unless specified otherwise. Hard coating will be applied to both surfaces of the lens. Multi-layer broadband anti-reflective coating are added on the concave surface of the lens. A mirror effect is created on the front surface in the chosen colour and oleophobic, hydrophobic topcoat to repel dirt, dust, water and grease with back UV.

Available colours

NEW optiFLASH Ice Blue – achieved with a grey/blue lens tint approx. 15% LTF
NEW optiFLASH Rose Gold – achieved with a brown lens tint approx. 15% LTF
optiFLASH Blue – achieved with a grey/blue lens tint approx. 15% LTF
optiFLASH Silver – achieved with a grey/blue lens tint approx. 15% LTF
optiFLASH Green – achieved with a green lens tint approx. 15% LTF
optiFLASH Red – achieved with a brown lens tint approx. 15% LTF
optiFLASH Gold – achieved with a brown lens tint approx. 15% LTF

Although it is possible to change the lens tint colour from our standard, Vanalstynes cannot be responsible for the appearance of the finished lens. The addition of a temporary anti-slip layer allows efficient glazing without the worry of lens movement. This is easily removed after edging.

All our lens coatings are supplied with a 2 year guarantee.

Email or call +44 (0) 1253 508555 to find out more about our tinting and filter service.