About Our Lab

The Sunglass Underground makes LUMINA™ lenses, the finest prescription sunglass lenses available on the market today. And, we also make LUMINA™ clear lenses, the finest clear prescription lenses that money can buy. All of our lenses are made in the U.S.A. and shipped directly to you!

At the Sunglass Underground, you can purchase our prescription lenses for sunglasses or eyeglasses that you already own. We send you a sturdy pre-paid mailer to make it easy. Just put your frames in the box and drop it it the mail! Or, you can purchase sunglasses on our website and get them with prescription or non-prescription lenses.

Our lab offers more choices for sunglass lenses than any other lab in the country. If you don’t see it on our website, email or call us!  Our patented Lumina technology allows you to select virtually any frame for your prescription, even for prescriptions that extend to +8 or -10 in total power. And, we can even make these high-power prescriptions for wrap-sunglasses.

Our Lumina lens designs are up to 38% thinner and up to 44% lighter. Each custom-made lens is dynamically engineered with improved visual performance zones and lens power compensation for the best vision ever.

We use old world craftsmanship and state-of-the-art equipment to produce eyewear that combines the best of optics, cosmetics, and a secure fit in all frames. We make prescription lenses for most brands, including Oakley, Maui Jim, Costa del Mar, O’Neill, Serengeti, Rudy Project, Ray-Ban, Tifosi, Amphibia, Wiley X, Bolle and many more. Our experience and advanced technology provides you with the very best in prescription sunwear!

Our Team

The Sunglass Underground was created through an innovative partnership of master opticians, lens technology experts, eyeglass designers and inventors – each having more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, and more than 25 world-wide patents combined, for eyewear and lens technology.

After many years of making the finest prescription sunglass lenses (and clear lenses too) for the most demanding opticians and optometrists in the country, they decided to bring their innovative lens technology directly to the consumer – from our lab to you!

We make our lenses using the finest materials, with patented lens technology available only at the Sunglass Underground – all at prices that are 50% to 70% less than typical retail pricing!


How We Keep Our Prices So Low

How do we keep our prices so low? The answer is simple. We make your lenses in our own lab and ship them directly to you – with no middle men involved.


  1. Lenses made by an optical lab,
  2. Then, sold to a retailer or eye doctor,
  3. Then, re-sold to you at a marked up price!


  1. From our lab direct to you!  (pretty simple, right?)

The more you know about lenses, the better we look!