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Lens Technology: At Cottam and Glaister, we are a Zeiss Relaxed Vision Centre. Although we can do any brand of spectacle lenses, we find Zeiss fits well with our practice ethos of good quality products at the right price. Zeiss is known throughout the world for being at the cutting edge of lens technology; Google Earth uses Zeiss lenses to capture spectacular images of the Earth.

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Varifocals (also called ‘progressive’ lenses)

Remember, not all varifocals are created equal. Ask us about Zeiss Individual 2 patented lenses, especially if you’ve not been happy with varifocals from elsewhere. Zeiss Individual 2 varifocal lenses are easier to get used to and give clear, natural vision from near to far. They are tailored exactly for your head posture, your chosen spectacle frame and your lifestyle needs. If you’ve been put off varifocals before because of a sickly feeling, it probably wasn’t the best varifocal design for your needs and your prescription. The measurements and frame fitting are crucial and at Cottam and Glaister we have many years’ experience in matching our patients to the right lenses for them.

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Tough and reflection free

The quality of spectacle lens coatings varies enormously from brand to brand. DuraVision Platinum lenses by Zeiss are more robust, transparent, dirt resistant and easy to clean. The reflection-free finish means they look great in your spectacles because the lenses are almost invisible. Fingerprints wipe away more easily and they are anti-fog and anti-static, so you won’t get fluff sticking to them. Duravision Platinum is a precisely applied 9 layer coating that gives a glass-like scratch resistance, which is harder than ever. Click here to learn more


without DuraVision® Platinum (left) and with DuraVision® Platinum (right)

Precision measurements

With the Zeiss iTerminal 2, your new lenses can be measured with super precision.

Bespoke lenses at Cottam and Glaister

There are many subtle imperfections in the human eye but with Zeiss i.Scription you can have a lens specially designed for you to achieve the best from your distance vision, clearer than ever before and as unique as your fingerprint. I.Scription is especially good for night driving and for enhancing colours.

We use the Zeiss iProfiler measuring system to detect subtle types of blur not normally found in an ordinary eye examination. Zeiss then perform some very clever mathematics to convert your measurements in to a tailor-made spectacle lens, giving you razor sharp contrast and enhanced night vision.

Zeiss golf lenses

Golf is taken seriously here in St Annes and fortunately Zeiss understands how to get the best performance out on the golf course expand. There are many visual challenges in golf; judging distances and contours on the green, blinding sunlight and harsh contrast from light to shadow. A serious golfer needs a professionally designed and fitted pair of spectacles. Click here to find out how Cottam and Glaister can help your handicap with some clever lenses from Zeiss.

DriveSafe lenses

Many people feel uncomfortable and stressed when driving, especially in difficult light and weather conditions such as rain and mist, or at dusk or night. On average 83% of spectacle lens wearers also drive. Driving can be a real challenge for everybody – no matter how long the distance, and good vision is vital for safety. This is why Zeiss introduced DriveSafe Lenses, designed to meet the vision needs of people who want to feel safer and more comfortable when driving with their everyday lenses.
Zeiss DriveSafe Lenses are available in both single vision and progressive (varifocal) lens types.

The benefits for the wearer

One pair of glasses for everyday use and safer driving:

  • Better vision in low light conditions for safer and more comfortable driving

  • Reduced glare at night from oncoming cars or street lights

  • Accurate vision of the road, dashboard, rear-view mirror and side mirrors

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Cottam and Glaister Optometrists are official stockists of the following prestigious brands:






Lindberg Silhouette Swarovski Zeiss Gucci


Maui Jim


Emporio Armani

Marc Jacobs

Optomap Maui Jim Ray-Ban Emporio Armani Marc Jacobs

Carrera Eyeware


Red Bull Racing

Carrera Versace Red Bull Racing