Occupational Lenses

Over 60% of 40 – 60 year olds in Europe use computers either at work or in the home environment. Indeed, for most people, computers have become an essential tool, causing considerable amounts of time to be spent looking at a screen.

As a result, over 75% of computer users report these symptoms:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Headaches
  3. Dry eyes
  4. Light sensitivity

At around 40 years of age, these symptoms are further aggravated by the eye’s natural decrease in accommodative capacity, or, its ability to focus. The condition is known as Presbyopia.

Occupational Lenses are designed to correct a patient’s lack of focus when viewing objects in the near distance. At Goatman & Batham we offer the Varilux Computer lens, an occupational lens designed specifically for Presbyopes who use a computer.

Patient benefits:

  • Relieves the eye strain associated with computer uses and reduces accommodative fatigue.
  • Allows for an extremely comfortable posture when using a computer.
  • Allows for fewer head movements.

The Varilux Computer range:

Varilux Computer 2VThe 2V lens has an extremely wide area of clarity for mid and near vision, providing coverage of both the computer keyboard and screen. This lens allows for intense, prolonged viewing of the screen.Those who work on a computer and who would not normally wear intermediate correction.

Type Description Recommended for
Varilux Computer 3V The 3V lens has a small, semi-distance visual area and a wide area for intermediate and near vision. This allows for interactions between the screen and the working environment. Those who work on a computer in an open plan office, reception or counter area, making repeated shifts from mid and distant objects.

Road Pilot


We are all spending more time on the road but the same problem comes up every time we are behind the wheel: we don’t feel as comfortable when driving at night.

In fact, 17 million drivers in the UK struggle to see at night.


Lights at night can create reflections and glare on our glasses.

These reflections and glare disturb our eyes, creating discomfort and lower visual acuity.

They can come from all directions and different sources (headlights, traffic lights, street lamps), turning the driving experience into an inconvenience more than a real pleasure.


Paired with Crizal Drive anti-reflective coating, Road Pilot offers:

  • Up to 90% less reflections at night, leading to a decrease in glare
  • Optimal clarity of vision during the day and night
  • A larger, more enhanced field of vision for varifocal wearers
  • Complete protection against scratches, smudges, dust, water, harmful UV and blue-violet light