Lens Materials

Lens Materials

Choosing the right prescription lenses for your eyeglasses will not only help you see more clearly, but will also ensure that your lenses are as thin and light as possible.

There are many "Index" of lenses available. The higher the "Index" of the material from which the lens is made from allows for the lens to be produced thinner. (See "Single Vision Lenses" for Additional information)

Here is a quick overview of the index of materials available. 

1.59 index:

FEATURES

Up to 22% thinner than standard lenses
Strong and durable

DESIGN FEATURES

Polycarbonate material makes these lenses 12 times more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses

BEST USES

Safest for kids
Active Lifestyles

 

1.60 index:

 

FEATURES

1.60 index
Up to 25% thinner than standard lenses
Thin and light

DESIGN FEATURES

ABBE value 28% higher than polycarbonate lenses, allowing for clearer and larger field of vision

BEST USES

Reading
Driving

 

1.67 index:

FEATURES

Up to 40% thinner than standard lenses
Thinner and lighter

DESIGN FEATURES

An Aspheric design that is thinner, flatter and lighter than standard spherical lenses

BEST USES

All occasions requiring ultimate comfort

 

1.74 index:

FEATURES

Up to 50% thinner than standard lenses
Our Thinnest and Lightest Lens

DESIGN FEATURES

An Aspheric design that is thinner, flatter and lighter than standard spherical lenses

BEST USES

All occasions requiring ultimate comfort