Also known as CR-39, this is the industry standard and go-to lens for most patients with low prescriptions. Plastic offers clear visual acuity, but minimal scratch/impact resistance.

Lightweight and tough, polycarbonate is recommended for safety/sport glasses or for people with moderate prescriptions. Thinner than plastic lenses and more impact/scratch resistant, polycarbonate lenses offer 100% UV ray protection.

Phoenix/Trivex is the lightest lens material available worldwide. With the highest strength and extreme scratch/impact resistance, these lenses recommended for safety/sport glasses, drill-mount/rimless frames, children, and moderate prescriptions. Offers 100% UVA and UVB ray protection.

Hi-Index is a compound that creates the thinnest material available, offers high-definition visual acuity. Made in several indexes: 1.60, 1.67, 1.70, and 1.74. Each index represents a thinner and lighter lens. The 1.60 index is about half as thin as regular plastic. Each additional index decreases the lens thickness by almost a third. Hi-Index lenses also drastically reduce or eliminate eye magnification due to far-sighted (hyperopic) prescriptions. Recommended for those with moderate to high prescriptions and especially for those who are far-sighted.


Single Vision
Single Vision lenses provide one range of focus (near, intermediate, or far) according to your prescription or lifestyle needs. Most people use these lenses for daily living and depend upon them for general vision correction. Depending on your lifestyle you may need glasses just for reading, driving, computer use, playing the piano, or other occupational functions. These lenses fulfill these specific purposes while also correcting basic vision deficiencies.

Bifocal lenses provide two ranges of vision: far and near. Part of the lens contains a flat-topped bulge located toward the bottom half in order to accommodate the near-vision field. This enables the wearer to see distance when looking straight ahead or close up when looking down to read.

Trifocal lenses provide three ranges of vision: distance, intermediate, and near. Part of the lens contains a flat-topped bulge split into two parts. This lens style enables the wearer to see distance when looking straight ahead. By slightly tilting the head back, you can access the intermediate area for such things as computer use or reading sheet music. The reading area can be accessed by simply looking down.

Progressive Add Lens (PAL)
Also called “No-Lines” or “Progressives”, PAL lenses provide a continuous field of vision that enable the wearer to see clearly at any range. PAL lenses have none of the sudden power changes that occur with Bi-Focal or Tri-Focal lenses, and there are no visible marks or bulges. These specially designed lenses enable the wearer to look through a gradual, seamless, power-changing corridor to access an infinite range of focus from distance to close-up.


As a valued patron, we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. To help ensure the quality of your glasses, please read through the tips on how to take proper care of them. The lenses can be replaced due to manufacturer defects, or scratches. Your frame can also be replaced due to manufacturer defects. However, the warranties do not apply to eyewear that has been lost, stolen, or abused. If you have any questions regarding your warranties, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you. (see the contact us page for contact information)

Warranty Terms

Plastic Lenses with Scratch Coating: 1 year 1 time replacement
Phoenix Lenses with Scratch Coating: 2 year 2 time replacement
HiIndex Lenses with Scratch Coating: 1 year  1 time replacement
Glass Lenses: 6 months  1 time replacement
Premium AntiReflective Coating (any lens type): 2 year unlimited replacement
Standard AntiReflective Coating (any lens type): 2 year 2 time replacement
Eyeglass Frames: 1 year for standard frames; 2 years for Titanium or Flexon frames

Caring For Your New Glasses

What to Do

– Clean your glasses often using a nonabrasive soap and warm water. This will remove oils, dirt, makeup, and other things that tend to build upon the frame and nose pads. Always use a soft cloth to clean or dry your lenses.

– Handle your glasses with care. Always use 2 hands to put them on and remove them. This will help keep the frames from getting bent out of shape.

– Inspect your glasses occasionally for maintenance. If you notice any loose screws or other problems, bring the glasses into us for repair. Do not attempt to repair the frame yourself because this may cause damage to the frame and/or lenses and could, in some cases such as using superglue or soldering the frame, void the warranty on your glassses.

What Not To Do

– Never use rough or coarse materials to clean your lenses. Paper towels, tissues, handkerchiefs, and even clothing may damage your lenses.

– Never use abrasive household cleaners on your lenses. These will damage the protective coating and may cause it to peel.

– Never put your glasses anywhere that they may be potentially harmed such as on the floor, sofa, or chair, within reach of small children, within reach of pets, on the bed, or in your pocket. Be sure to take your glasses off before sleeping.

– Never place your glasses be any heat sources like curling irons, hair dryers, or even the dashboard of your vehicle. The heat will warp your lenses and render them useless.

– Avoid getting personal care products such as hairspray, perfume/cologne, or makeup on the lenses. These can leave spot or film that can be very difficult to remove.

– Do not use metal grinding equipment without safety glasses or a helmet. The metal shards will damage your lenses.