Lens Options & Upgrades
As technology advances so, too, do eyeglass lenses. In the past, eyeglass lenses were made exclusively of glass. Today, most eyeglasses are made of high-tech plastics. These new lenses are lighter, do not break as easily as glass lenses, and can be treated with a filter to shield your eyes from damaging ultraviolet light. We are frequently asked for glass lenses for scratch resistance. The fact is a modern plastic lens treated with special coating will provide ample protection against scratching and will be more comfortable and safer to wear.
- U.V. Scratch Guard. Our most popular upgrade adds ultraviolet protection and a hard coating to seal and protect your lenses. Nothing is completely "scratch proof" but this coating will withstand tons of abuse and increase the life of your lens tremendously.
- DuraClear A/R. Practically all eye exam's will recommend A/R (anti-reflective) coating for your lenses. There is 2 reasons for this.
1) A/R coating is the single best upgrade you can add to your lenses. It will improve your vision by enhancing contrast and eliminating annoying wavelengths that can distort your vision and cause eyestrain. A/R lenses outperform standard lenses in our most common activities; driving, viewing a computer, smart phone, Ipad, or television, and even most lighting conditions.
2) Profit. Your average eyeglass store will charge between $80-120 for A/R coating. Our wholesale direct price on our DuraClear A/R with Teflon scratch guard is only $29. Now everyone can benefit from this wonderful technology and protect their lenses against scratches as well.
- Transition lenses. Made from either glass or plastic, these eyeglasses change from clear to tinted when exposed to sunlight. This eliminates the need for prescription sunglasses. These eyeglass lenses may not darken in a car because the windshield could block the ultraviolet rays from the sun.
- Polarized sunglasses. Light reflected from water or a flat surface can cause unwanted glare. Polarized lenses reduce glare and are useful for sports and driving. These lenses may cause the liquid crystal displays on the dashboard of cars to appear invisible.