Stock lenses

Stock lenses on a table

Stock lenses

Stock lenses on a table

At WLC, we have built our reputation and position in the U.K optical market on our supply of finished spectacle lenses. Stock lenses have always been and continue to be the core of our business. We have over one million lenses in stock at all times, and pride ourselves on stocking the widest selection of finished lenses in all materials. We serve as your warehouse next door and can save you time, money, and stress by consolidating your stock orders with your Rx orders. All of our stock lenses are available for next day delivery from our site in Croydon if they are ordered before 4pm, and our entire stock lens range can be ordered online. Click here to access our stock lens ordering platform.

Hand holding glasses
Hand holding glasses

Our portfolio of high quality finished spectacle lenses covers a wide range of materials and indexes at exceptionally competitive prices. We have an extensive range of added value products including Transitions Gen 8, Transitions XTRActive, tints, and mirror coated sun lenses. We also have an anti-fog coated lens available as stock item that is perfect for single vision wearers who need to wear a face covering for extended periods of time. We have extended our range further and now offer the blue-cut material Blumax in both 1.5 and 1.6 stock lens options. Blumax lenses offer indoor and outdoor protection against both UV and blue-violet light. The lens substrate absorbs these light rays, preventing them entering the eye.

As well as our extensive range of materials and treatments, we also offer a wide range of coating options across our stock lens range to ensure that our customers can offer the highest quality dispense to their patients as quickly as possible. These range from a basic hard coat to our Pristine  branded coating. Plastic lenses are extremely lightweight and provide many benefits to wearers over the more traditional glass lenses. However plastic lenses are softer, and therefore more vulnerable to scratched than mineral lenses. For this reason we recommend that plastic lenses are ordered with a coating to fully protect them against scratches

Uncut coated lens
Glasses on a book

Pristine is a multi-layered coating given principally to plastic lenses. This coating is available on the most commonly ordered stock lenses, and comprises an antireflection coating, a scratch resistant coating, a top hydrophobic coat to prevent water collecting on the surface of the lens and a zirconium oxide coating to increase the lens toughness. This not only enhances the optical performance but also the life of the lens. Wearers will notice that their Pristine coated lenses are much easier to clean, have significantly reduced glare and reflections, do not smudge, and are much more resistant to scratches compared with uncoated and hard coated lenses.

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