Frequently Asked Questions

The Optishield is made from medical grade silicone, making it durable, reusable and long lasting. It can be washed in a little soap and water, wiped with an isopropyl alcohol wipe, or even put in the dishwasher. 

The Optishield is a useful aid for optometrists when testing vision.

The Frosted Optishield can also offer an alternative for people suffering from double vision and other eye conditions that are difficult to treat. The Optishield is only for use under professional medical advice from an eye care specialist who can review your specific condition and needs. As the Optishield covers only the lens of the glasses it is unsuitable for conditions where full light occlusion is required.

No, the Optishield covers only the lens portion of the spectacles. Because the Optishield is clear of the eye, it is light, comfortable and hygienic to wear.

The Optishield has been designed to fit most glasses frames, from children’s sizes to adults. The low grip is designed to make it easy to slip on and off your glasses. It is not suited to for wearing during physical activities but will sit neatly in place while completing tasks such as using the computer or watching television. The Optishield fits either right or left lens.

The Black and Frosted Optishields are currently available to eye care specialists at, and

The Black and Frosted Optishield are on general sale from If you think you might benefit from an Optishield, please discuss this with your specialist at your next appointment to assess your suitability.