Prescription Sunglass Lenses
Sun Lens Designs
Single Vision Lenses. Single Vision lenses have one type of correction over the entire lens and because of this, they can only correct one type of vision condition: either distance or near vision (reading). Single Vision lenses can be quite useful, however, if you need corrections for both near and far vision, Progressive lenses are often a better option.
Progressive Lenses. Progressive Lenses, also called No-Line Bifocals, have two corrections, one to correct near vision and one to correct distance vision. Progressive lenses blend your near and distance corrections seamlessly, so there’s no-line! With our LUMINA® Elite 4K Progressive lenses, you can see clearly at all distances! It uses advanced digital technology and adjusts the lenses to compensate for the size, shape and curve of your sunglasses. This is particularly important for sports-wrap sunglasses like Oakley, Costa, Wiley X, Maui Jim and others.
Sun Lens Materials
Polycarbonate Lenses are made with our own blend of high-impact resistant polycarbonate for durability, protection against shattering and excellent visual performance. They block 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays.
Trivex Lenses are super-clear and super strong. Trivex, a lens material developed for the military, has an optical clarity about 40% greater than Polycarbonate while also being 100% shatter-proof. They block 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. In general, Trivex lenses are recommended for prescriptions with total powers that are less than +5 or -5.
1.67 High Index Lenses are about 22% to 28% thinner and lighter than conventional plastic lenses, depending on the prescription. This material allows us to make higher prescriptions for large sunglasses and sports-wrap styles that would otherwise be impossible.
We strongly recommend Lumina™ Polarized lenses for all your sunglass needs. Polarized lenses eliminate the glare that makes things hard to see and causes eye fatigue. Whether you’re driving, at the beach or doing any activity in bright sunlight, polarized lenses will improve your vision dramatically.