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Kodak Lenses to See Clearly and Protect Your Eyes

GPC opticians has partnered with Kodak to offer some of the most innovative, digitally designed, advanced lenses ever produced.

Kodak has a rich heritage known through generations and it all started when George Eastmen coined the phrase “You press the button, we do the rest”. Since then Kodak has enabled generations to capture those moments and create memories that go beyond any functional benefits a product can bring.

At GPC Opticians we are able to use a KODAK Lens, to make a complex situation (vision correction) simple and accessible to everyone, giving them new opportunities they did not have before. Providing outstanding optical solutions with digital technology to see the colours of life in the beautiful world.

Every day, we encounter gorgeous views, wonderful scenes and special moments. How better to enjoy this beauty than in the best colour possible? That’s what KODAK Lenses provide you – the richest, most vibrant colours imaginable, with fine detail that’s amazingly sharp and crisp.

KODAK Unique Lens


We know that when you’re looking for a new pair of glasses, you’re looking for sharp vision across all viewing distances. Our KODAK Unique Lens is a varifocal which includes the very latest technology to not only make them lighter and thinner but also sharper. Varifocal lenses are also known as a progressive lens, which provides clear vision at any distance, so it’s perfect for viewing anything. From movie screens to menus and everything in between, this lens has got you covered.

Clear vision right to the edge of the lens

The Kodak Unique lens has been designed specifically to feature a sharper transition between distance, intermediate and near vision. It offers improved image stability, which provides sharper horizontal vision when moving your head side to side. KODAK Unique Lenses also benefit from being produced digitally, which allows a wider viewing area with an excellent field of vision right to the very edge of the lens.

Everything you need in one pair of glasses

If you want to combine visual needs in one pair of glasses, KODAK Unique Lens is a great solution. The lenses are thinner and lighter for improved visual appearance, and they fit a huge variety of frame styles to help you create your perfect look!

KODAK Progressive Lenses have rapidly become the most popular choice for people who need reading correction but don’t want the drawbacks of the other, older eyewear options. Kodak Digital Progressive Lenses utilize advanced proprietary technologies to offer you the best vision possible and are available with options for virtually any lifestyle.

Kodak Unique HD Lens

Kodak Unique HD Lens offers the next level of full customisation of the lens. The HD stands for ‘High-De?nition’ and ful?lls this description by including additional measurements to more highly customize the lens to your individual viewing needs.


The Improved Viewing Experience

▸Wide fields of view offer picture-perfect vision at all distances

▸Advanced technologies allow greater visual comfort ▸Reduced distortion in te design for smooth, natural viewing and comfortable wear ▸Greater color contrast for a more dynamic viewing experience

▸Thinner lenses resulting in more cosmetically-appealing eyeglasses


KODAK Drive Lens

Perfect for night-time driving

You don’t have to have a separate pair of spectacles to enjoy the benefit of night driving glasses. Did you know that 48% of us feel impacted by glare when driving?* When you’re behind a steering wheel, your vision needs to be in top condition. That’s why we’ve created the KODAK Drive Lens. It’s brilliant for all day use, and perfect for wearing at night as it reduces reflectance by up to 90%. This means it’s a great choice for night-time drives, as it significantly reduces distracting glare from vehicles, traffic and street lights.


There’s evidence to suggest that modern headlights are brighter than they have ever been. The use of LED lights in car headlights is very popular with modern car manufacturers due to their energy efficiency compared to traditional halogen bulbs which have a softer more yellow tone to the light.

LED light is more directional. Rather than being a big spread of light which comes from a halogen bulb, LED light is more focused. It is also a traditionally brighter light which appears to be blue-white in colour, hence why it appears brighter in the dark

The rise in drivers feeling dazzled by headlights is probably down to this shift in technology and now it is time for lens technology to try and address this problem with night driving glasses.

KODAK Drive Lenses are twice as effective as standard reflection-free lenses.

KODAK Sun Lenses Best protection for your eyes outdoors

Research shows that long-term, unprotected exposure to UVA and UVB rays may contribute to the development of serious eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Kodak Lenses have a sunwear solution for every outdoor activity.

All Kodak Sun Lenses provide UV and glare protection everywhere, year-round because they are always tinted. Additionally, you can wear polarized lenses in a wide selection of frames.

KODAK BluProtect Lens

Blue light reflective glasses offer a new generation of lens technology. We know how important it is to protect our eyes from UV rays, but what about the effects of blue light rays?

A huge spectrum of coloured light rays make up sunlight, or white light, and each of these rays has different wavelengths and carries different levels of energy. Blue light rays carry some of the highest amounts of energy when compared to other light rays in the visible spectrum, and this has been linked to impact on our circadian rhythm. In other words, the internal body clock that controls our sleep and wake cycles.


Designed to filter out unwanted blue light

Blue light rays are present everywhere. They travel from the sun through our atmosphere, and they can also be found in artificial light sources, such as tablets and mobile phones, although on a much lower level. Some research has suggested that using screens around bedtime can disrupt our sleep patterns. Although this might not be the only reason we struggle to sleep at night, KODAK BluProtect Lens has been specifically designed with this in mind.

Better contrast and visual definition

KODAK BluProtect Lenses are designed to filter out unwanted blue light rays and allow light wavelengths that help regulate a healthy sleep cycle to pass through. They’re designed to efficiently manage light and make viewing over longer periods of time more comfortable, whilst increasing visual contrast. Objects are better defined, leaving you with clearer and sharper vision, and hopefully a great night’s sleep.


KODAK Clean&CleAR Lens

Lenses that stay cleaner for longer. We know how frustrating it is when dirt and smudges on your glasses cloud your clear vision. That’s why we created KODAK Clean&CleAR lenses. They’re specifically designed to actively repel dirt, grime and water, meaning that they stay cleaner for longer. Making them the perfect glasses lens replacement choice!


Improved contrast and colour perception

What’s more, KODAK Clean&CleAR lenses come with a reflection-free finish that stops light from reflecting off the lenses. More light enters your eyes, which improves the quality of your vision. Our reflection free finish also reduces bright, irritating glare. Combined, this additional level of visual comfort helps to reduce the symptoms of eye strain, such as headaches and sore eyes.

Free replacements for scratched lenses

KODAK Clean&CleAR lenses are up to 10 times easier to clean than lenses with more traditional reflection-free finishes. They also provide outstanding scratch resistance. In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of KODAK Clean&CleAR lenses that if you scratch your lenses within 2 years, we will replace them for free! Sensible terms apply, of course.

KODAK Clean&CleAR UV Lens

Everyday protection from UV rays. We’re exposed to UV rays every day, even when we’re not in full sunlight. That’s why we Kodak created the clear lens glasses called KODAK Clean&CleAR UV Lenses. They offer all of the benefits of KODAK Clean&CleAR Lenses as they actively repel dirt, grime and water, but with added UV protection to protect your eyes from harmful UV light.


Improved contrast and colour perception.

Special reflection free technology provides exceptional protection as it absorbs UV light, reducing backside UV reflections 5 times more than the KODAK Clean&CleAR Lens. What’s more, KODAK Clean&CleAR UV lenses stop light from reflecting off the lenses, which means more light entering your eyes, improving the quality of your vision. This additional level of visual comfort helps to reduce the symptoms of eye strain, such as headaches and sore eyes.

Free replacements for scratched lenses

KODAK Clean&CleAR UV lenses are up to 10 times easier to clean than lenses with more traditional reflection free finishes. They also provide outstanding scratch resistance. In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of KODAK Clean&CleAR lenses that if you scratch your lenses within 2 years, we will replace them for free! Sensible terms apply, of course.

Polarized lenses provide glare protection for outdoor activities

Polarization reduces the glare bouncing off water, sidewalks and roadways – helping those with light-sensitive eyes and active outdoor lifestyles.

Polarized lenses are well-suited for water sports such as fishing, sailing or even reading by the pool.

Kodak Sun Lenses are also great for drivers, as well as cyclists and other sports enthusiasts who have to deal with outdoor light conditions.

What types of lenses are available?

Polarized Lenses: Polarized lenses reduce glare-causing reflections from various surfaces and are popular for boating, fishing, biking, golfing, driving and other outdoor activities.

Blue Light Filtering Lenses: The sun is a source of High-Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light, which could potentially lead to eye strain, eye fatigue and disruption in normal sleeping patterns. Lenses that filter blue light are popular with skiers, hunters, boaters and pilots who use the lenses to heighten contrast.

Gradient Lenses: Gradient lenses are tinted from the top down – the top of the lens is darkest and fades to a lighter color at the bottom of the lens. Gradient lenses are good for driving, as they protect your eyes from overhead sunlight but allow more light through the bottom half of the lens so that you can see your car dashboard clearly.

Photochromic Lenses: Photochromic lenses automatically adapt to changing light conditions whether indoors or outdoors to enhance your vision in every situation.

Mirrored lenses: Provide UV and glare protection with fashionable mirror colour options.

Anti-Reflective Coatings: Anti-reflective coatings reduce glare for the best possible vision; some antireflective coatings are also available with UV protection to shield your eyes from UV rays.

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