Help Center Frames & Lenses

Our lenses

When you get glasses, you have several types of lens options depending on your prescription. But many people get confused by the terms single vision, bifocals and progressives. These terms refer to how the lenses in your glasses are designed and are based on your prescription.

Distance (single-vision)

This lens helps you see things far away. It is usually indicated by a (-) next to the numbers under the Sphere/SPH category of your prescription range.

Reading (near-vision)

This lens helps you see things up close. The most common use is for reading. It is usually indicated by a (+) next to the numbers under the Sphere/SPH category of your prescription.

Bifocal (reading & distance)

This lens has two separate and distinct fields of vision: distance & near. A visible line separates the two.

Progressive (reading & distance)

This lens provides seamless progression of many lens powers for all fields of vision. It includes three fields of vision: near, intermediate and distance. There is no line on the lens separating the fields of vision.

Non-prescription

A standard lens without any vision correcting powers and adjustments. This is the lens if glasses as a fashion accessory

Lens index

Standard 1.5 lenses: a standard lens without any vision correcting powers and adjustments. This is the lens if glasses as a fashion accessory
Polycarbonate 1.59 lenses: the most impact-resistant lenses for eyeglasses. They are 22% thinner than standard lenses and are recommended for children and sports, as well as prescriptions of +/- 4.00.
1.6 index lenses: up to 25% thinner than the standard lenses. Recommended for prescriptions of -4.00 to +3.00.
1.67 index lenses: super thin lenses; the ideal choice for strong prescriptions to keep things light & thin. Recommended for prescriptions of -8.00 to +6.00.
1.74 index lenses: our ultra-thin lenses, recommended for anything beyond. Available to choose by contacting customer service after placing an order.

Lens tints for sunglasses

We offer a wide range of sunglasses and specialty tints that will protect your eyes from the sun while having you look as cool as a cat.

Tinted lenses

A way to add an extra dose of color to your shades, with a variety of options to choose from as well as customizing the level of tint. Maintains a high level of clarity and visual comfort.

Polarized lenses

These lenses provide enhanced color contrast and the highest level of clarity and visual comfort, with reduced reflections and maximum UV protection.

Mirrored lenses

Deliver a super cool look with a higher level of clarity, full UV protection, and reduced glare.
To add one of these options to your sunglasses, choose a frame you love, click on choose lenses and in the lens type section select your preferred one.
Now that you know everything about our lenses and coatings, you are ready to shop for your favorite pair of glasses online.
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Common Questions
Can I purchase lenses without a frame?
Sorry, we do not sell lenses separately from their frame.
Which lenses do you offer?
We offer a variety of prescription and non-prescription lenses for both eyeglasses and sunglasses. Learn more about our lenses and lens coatings here.
What is prism correction?
Prism correction is used for people who experience some form of double vision or vision displacement (seeing separate images of the same object). With Prism, the separate images are aligned, and the person wearing the glasses no longer experiences double vision. If a Prism correction doesn’t appear on the prescription from your doctor, do not add when filling your RX online, as it will affect your vision negatively.
Do I need glasses with progressive lenses?
Progressive lenses include multiple vision corrections in one lens, for far away, intermediate and up close (reading). Each part of the lens is used for a different distance, with the reading section at the bottom of the lens. It requires looking through a different part of the lens for each distance in order to see clearly. Prescriptions for progressive glasses will include an ADD value, which is left empty on prescriptions for single-vision (Distance or Reading only) glasses.
Which light-adjusting lenses do you offer?
We offer two types of light-adjusting (adaptive) lenses. 1. Transitions, the most popular adaptive lens in the eyewear industry. 2. Photochromic, our house, non-branded adaptive lenses, at a more affordable price. Learn more about adaptive lenses here.
Do you have progressive or bifocal lenses?
Yes, we offer both progressive and bifocal lenses with our frames. Check out our wide selection of multifocals here.
Do you offer prescription sunglasses?
We sure do. Unless mentioned otherwise, all of our sunglasses, whether house or designer brand, are eligible with all types of prescription lenses: Reading, distance and multifocals.
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