Lens Options

We have many different types of lenses to fit your lifestyle.

From impact resistant lenses to bifocals to transition lenses we carry it all. We also offer a wide selection of lens coating options to further enhance your eyewear.

Plastic (CR-39)

Plastic (CR-39) is half the weight of glass lenses, are less prone to shattering, and can be tinted more easily.

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is made of a type of plastic that is more impact resistant than standard plastic lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are much thinner and lighter in weight. They are considered a hi-index plastic. Because of these properties, it is the lens material of choice for children’s lenses, sport lenses and safety lenses.

Hi-index

The Hi-index is the best choice if you want the thinnest, most attractive lenses possible. Hi-index lenses which are made from specialty plastics allow thinner, lighter lenses than traditional glass or plastic. These lenses are geared towards those with very strong prescriptions, both nearsighted and farsighted.

Aspheric

Aspheric is most aspheric lenses are also hi-index lenses. The combination of an aspheric design with hi-index lens materials creates a lens that is noticeably thinner and lighter than conventional glass or plastic lenses. These lenses are geared towards those who are farsighted.

Glass

Glass is the most scratch resistant lens material available. Glass lenses are more than twice the weight of other lens materials. Due to thickness and weight, they are recommended only for the mild prescription powers.

Photochromatic

Photochromatic also known as transition lenses. Photochromatic lenses are clear indoors and darken automatically in response to sunlight outdoors. They also protect your eyes from 100% of the sun’s harmful ultra violet radiation. They do not darken behind the windshield of a car. Photochromatic lenses may be made of glass, polycarbonate or plastic.

Polarized

Polarized lenses possess a filter that reduces the amount of reflected light that enters the eye. This filter reduces reflected glare which is most noticeable on snow, water or the inside of your windshield. Polarized lenses are usually made to make sunglasses.

Progressive lenses

Progressive lenses sometimes called “no-line” bifocals, give you a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. Instead of providing just two or three lens powers like bifocals or trifocals, progressive lenses are true “multifocal” lenses that provide a seamless progression of many lens powers for all viewing distances.

Computer lenses

Computer lenses are single vision lenses or multifocal lenses with a modified lens power prescribed to give the most comfortable vision at the user’s computer screen. This lens provides the largest field of view, reducing the risk of eyestrain, blurred vision, and unnatural posture that can cause neck and back pain.

Lens Coatings

Scratch-resistant Coating

Scratch-resistant Coating is applied to the front and back of lenses. This coating does not make the lenses scratch proof. However lenses with scratch resistant coating are more resistant to scratching.

Ultraviolet Coating

Ultraviolet treatment is applied to lenses to protect against harmful UV sunrays that can accelerate the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. It is extremely important to protect your eyes from the damaging effects of the sun.

Anti-reflective Coatings

Anti-reflective Coatings also called AR coating or anti-glare coating improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your glasses. Anti-reflective coating improves night driving vision and increases comfort during prolonged computer use. Anti-reflective coating benefits virtually everyone who wears glasses.