Get a Prescription and Pupillary Distance Measurement. To order frames with lenses, start by getting your prescription and your "PD" Pupillary Distance measurement. Most doctors will not measure your PD unless you ask, so be sure to ask for it and write it down on your prescription. If that is not convenient, you can call the store that last made glasses for you, they should have that on file. You can also measure this yourself. https://eyeglass.com/pages/pupillary-distance-pd
****After placing your order, please send a copy via scan and email of RX and pupillary distance (PD) to firstname.lastname@example.org or text a copy to (941) 780-8463. Florida Law requires we have a copy on file. RX lenses can take up to two plus weeks (business days). Glass Lenses can take 30 plus business days. Please email with questions you may have.
Choose A Lens Material Based on Your Prescription
Most of the time, your prescription will determine the best lens material to use. In general, a High Index Lenses will be thinner, but ONLY if you have a high enough prescription. If your prescription is under +/-3.00, then spending more money on a higher index lens will not help you.
All our Lens packages come with the following coatings:
- Anti-Scratch Coating (FREE, included on every lens)
- UV Coating (FREE on all lenses)
- Anti-Reflective Coating (AR)- (Reduces glare)
***We can offer some extra options for lenses in addition to what we have listed on the site - just call us and we can get you a quote. For example, if you would like to upgrade the progressive lenses from our house brand to a Varilux lens.
With the Varilux Physio we stepped up a little bit in the lens quality and what comes with this Varilux lens is the Binocular Booster Technology to let your eyes play together as smoothly as possible. With progressive lens designs, you are forced to perform eye movements out of the center of the lenses.
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- Crizal Prevencia (Blue Blocker Lenses)
- Crizal-(Super hard and anti-reflective coating, 2 year warranty)
- Lens Tinting (Choose #1 for light indoor tinting, #2 for slightly darker and #3 for dark sun lenses, if prefer darker lenses Trivex material is the best choice.
Polarized Sun Lenses
On polarized sunglasses, the filter creates vertical openings for light. Only light rays that approach your eyes vertically can fit through those openings. The lenses block all the horizontal light waves bouncing off a smooth pond or a shiny car hood, for instance
- Transition Lenses -
Transition lenses, or photochromic lenses, are the lenses that darken in the sunlight and lighten in softer light or the dark.
High Index Lenses
1.74 High Index
High index lenses with 1.74 high index are the thinnest lenses on the market, and are made only for people with the highest prescriptions. If your prescription is lower than +/-6.00 sphere, there is no need for you to spend the extra money for an ultra high index lens. If you do have a strong prescription, however, the 1.70 and 1.74 high index lenses will be a bit thinner than the 1.67 and 1.60 high index lenses; the higher your prescription, the thinner the lenses will be.
1.67 High Index Lenses
High index lenses with 1.67 high index are good for people with prescriptions over +/-6.00 sphere, because they are thinner and lighter. Thinner lenses have three advantages: they do not look thick, they do not magnify or minify your eyes when seen by others, and they are lighter. The suggested prescription range is +/-6.00 to +/-8.00 sphere. Thinner, lighter and more expensive than mid-high index or hard resin lenses, high index lenses are a good choice for every day use.
Polycarbonate Lenses - 1.59 High Index
Polycarbonate lens material is the best choice for children, active adults, and sporting activities. Polycarbonate lenses are virtually shatterproof, provide the best eye protection of any lens, and includes 100% UV protection inherently. If the sphere on your prescription is +/-3.00 or higher, you should choose polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are very difficult lenses to tint and are not recommended for people who want custom dark sunglass lenses (we suggest Trivex lenses. The suggested prescription range for polycarbonate lenses is plano (0, no Rx) to +/-6.00 sphere.
High index lenses with 1.60 high index are good for people with prescriptions over +/-4.00 sphere, because they are thinner and lighter. Thinner lenses have three advantages: they do not look thick, they do not magnify or minify your eyes when seen by others, and they are lighter. The suggested prescription range is +/-4.00 to +/-8.00 sphere. Thinner, lighter and more expensive than mid-high index or hard resin lenses, high index lenses are a good choice for every day use.
This is a specialty material that is recommended as a substitute for polycarbonate lenses. It is used to make rimless glasses ($74.95 additional charge), and also for prescription sunglasses.
Glass https://eyeglass.com/products/glass-rx-lenses?variant=28864437387298 offers the best optical clarity of any lens, but with some drawbacks: it is considerably heavier, more expensive, and takes approx. 4 weeks to process. Glass Lenses are very hard to scratch.
Edging of the Lenses
The edging for most glasses made in this country is not performed by a licensed professional. However, all of the edging that is done for https://eyeglass.com/ is done in a state-of-the-art lens laboratory by a licensed optician.