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Experts in Lens Dispensing

Chichester Opticians

At the Richard Tildesley Practice, we supply lenses to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

You may just want a simple pair of distance, reading, or driving glasses or glasses to help you use your computer or play sport. You may prefer varifocal lenses to allow you to see over a range of distances. We are varifocal experts, so if you have had problems with varifocals in the past, do give us a try.

We supply lenses with a range of coatings such as anti-glare, scratch resistant and photochromic coatings. Our dispensing opticians will spend time understanding what you need your lenses to do, and help you choose the right ones for you.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses react to UV light (sunlight).  They are clear indoors and darken when exposed to UV light which means you don’t have to switch between everyday glasses and sunglasses.

Progressive (multifocal or varifocal) lenses

If you are presbyopic, these lenses allow you to see clearly over a range of distances (for example for reading and for distance) without having to switch glasses.  They have the benefit over bifocals, as there is no visible line across the lens.

What our Customers say

This business, at all levels, provides a warm and professional service to its clients and I cannot recommend it enough. How fortunate we are to have them in Chichester.

Mr R. May 2020

Driving Lenses

These are made from a new material specifically developed for night time driving.  They avoid glare from oncoming vehicles.

High Index Lenses

These lenses are thinner and flatter than standard lenses.  They allow patients with very high prescriptions to avoid wearing very thick and heavy lenses.

Anti-reflection coating

This is a thin optical coating that cuts down on reflections from the back and front surfaces of the lens.  This means more light passes through your lens, reducing glare, leading to better vision, and makes the glasses more attractive by making the lens more ‘invisible’.

Scratch resistant coating

No lenses are completely scratch proof, but a scratch resistant coating will protect your lenses from minor scratches that may be caused by dropping your glasses, or cleaning them with a rough material.

Harmful Light protection

UV and blue-violet light are present in the sun’s rays, but also in smaller amounts in artificial light sources such as LEDs and digital screens.  Over time, these light sources can contribute to ageing of the eye.  Harmful light protection lenses filter out some of these potentially damaging rays.




Over 200 million people all over the world wear ZEISS spectacle lenses. ZEISS is a leading manufacturer in optics and combines ophthalmic expertise with the power of an internationally recognised brand.

ZEISS lenses are developed to meet your visual lifestyle needs, from individually customised progressive lenses to lenses enhanced for driving, you can find out about our latest products on the website – www.zeiss.co.uk/vision-care


Seiko means ‘precision’ in Japanese.
Seiko Optical manufactures thin and light Seiko branded lenses to suit all lifestyles including leisure and work.

All SEIKO lenses are designed to offer the wearer clear sight and natural vision, and include a premium easy-to-clean anti-glare coating. As well as providing maximum protection against harmful UV rays, the SuperClean coating is reflection-free and enhances clarity of vision.

When you collect your spectacles with Seiko lenses your optician will give you a certificate of authenticity confirming that your lenses have been made to the highest Seiko Optical quality standards.



Our most popular lens supplier at the Richard Tildesley Practice, Essilor was formed in 1972 with the amalgamation of two French Companies Essel and Silor. Globally Essilor operates in around 100 countries, and has developed some of the worlds most up-to-date lens surfacing equipment. Essilor is world famous for the Varilux lens, the world’s first varifocal, which was invented in 1959. The Richard Tildesley Practice is a Varilux Specialist Supplier for Essilor lenses.

Want to make an Appointment?

Please call us on 01243 786600 or 01243 786590.

We welcome Private and NHS patients.

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