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lens options
There are so many incredibly cool and fun frames out there that it’s easy to forget that lenses are
why you wear glasses. That’s why we offer you a complete line of the most advanced lenses
available. Perhaps you’ve never thought about it, but eyeglass lenses can be made from a variety
of materials. You might consider requesting a particular material for your next pair of eyeglasses.

Plastic

Plastic are standard lenses made from a hard resin that can be ground into any prescription.

- Much lighter and less breakable than glass lenses.
- No built-in UV protection or scratch coat

High Index

High Index is an advanced material that provides significant advantages over traditional plastic
or glass lenses.

- Thinner, so you’ll have slimmer glasses and can choose from a wider choice of frames
- Lighter, so your glasses weigh less and you’ll feel more comfortable
- Flatter, so your lenses will bulge less from the frame (and if you are farsighted, your eyes
 will appear less magnified and more natural in size)

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate lenses are ten times more impact resistant than conventional plastic or glass
lenses. While impact resistant does not mean shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses can give an
extra level of protection to lens wearers who have active lives or participate in sports.

- Polycarbonate is the material preferred for children and teenagers, as well as people who work
 certain manufacturing occupations.
- Thinner and lighter than conventional plastic or glass
- Comes with built-in UV protection

Ultraviolet Absorption

- UV radiation has been linked to formation of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration,
 which are the two leading causes of blindness and visual impairment among millions of
  Americans
- All lenses should be UV protected
- Since most damage occurs before the age of 30, consider UV protection and sunglasses for
  all kids and young adults

Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-Reflective Coating increases light transmission through the lens, significantly reducing light
reflections from the front of your lenses, and virtually eliminate the reflections from the back of
your lenses. This has numerous advantages:

- More light can reach your eyes, which increases contrast and clarity so you see better -
  particularly in low-light situations like night time driving
- Lenses appear almost invisible to people looking at you, making your eyes the focus of
  attention and not your glasses
- Reduced reflections on lenses make a dramatic difference in photographs and on video
- Reflections of your own eyes and eyelashes are virtually eliminated
Photochromics

- Photochromatic Lenses get as dark as sunglasses outdoor and clear indoors
- Photochromics are one of the best general purpose lens choices for everyday wear and are
  very convenient for people with active lifestyles who spend the day going from indoors to outdoors
- They are activated by UV and car windshields also absorb UV, therefore photochromatics do not
  have the same performance for driving

Polarized Lenses

- Polarized Sun Lenses are the preferred sun lens and they are available in various colors to meet
 all your needs
- Polarized Lenses work exceptionally well to filter out blinding reflected glare from shiny surfaces
 such as water, pavements, and dashboards. They improve contrast and visibility while reducing
 squinting and eyestrain