- CR-39 is a basic ophthalmic lens material. It is a plastic polymer available in almost all lens designs.
- Polycarbonate is a thinner and lighter material than CR-39. Its superior impact resistance makes it the best choice for sports or children's eyewear. Polycarbonate also provides UV protection.
- High Index (1.56, 1.59, 1.60, 1.67, 1.74) The "Index" of refraction is the ability of the lens material to bend light – the higher the index, the thinner the lens. Utilizing these thinner materials, we can custom craft higher prescriptions into thinner, lighter, more aesthetically pleasing eyewear.
- Crown Glass, although still available in some lens designs, is always the heaviest material available.
- Photochromics are lenses that darken in sunlight. Newer formulations make these lenses darken and lighten much quicker than previous versions. They are available in a variety of colors and designs.
- Polarized sunwear lenses have the ability to significantly reduce the blinding glare from light reflecting off road surfaces, bumpers, hoods, and water. Polarized sunglasses are highly recommended for driving safety and boating, fishing, or just some beach time.
Blue Light Lenses filter more of the shorter-wavelength light than regular lenses. They are available in a variety of materials and designs.
- Anti-Reflective coatings virtually eliminate surface reflections, which can cause blur and ghost images, especially at night. "A/R" coated lenses also increase light transmission by up to 99.6%, giving you the best visual acuity available – not to mention being so much more cosmetically appealing! Newer super-hydrophobic technologies give these lenses superior scratch resistance and cleanability.
- TD2 is a double sided, exceptionally hard coating available on most non-A/R lenses.
- Mirrors & Tints give your lenses some extra pizzazz! Available in a multitude of colors, tinting can be done solid or gradient fashion. Semi or full mirror coatings are also available in a variety of colors.
- Single Vision lenses focus light at a set length. Whether you need glasses for distance or reading, we will help you determine which options will work best for your prescription.
- Lined Multifocal lenses, such as bifocals or trifocals, have distinct lines between the areas for different focal points.
- Progressive lenses have multiple focal points within the lens, but no lines. We carry most major brands of progressive lenses, like Varilux, Seiko, Shamir and many others.
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