Our extensive frame line includes:
Versace - Prada - Calvin Klein - Coach - Kate Spade - Anne Klein - Ogi - Fendi
La Font - Michael Kors - Lu Lu Guinness - Vogue - Tura - BCBG - Tourneau
M+ - Ted Baker - Nautica - Nine West - O.P. - Rayban - Marchon Flexon - XXL
Thinner and Lighter Lenses
High Index Lenses
High-index Lenses are thinner and lighter in weight because the material they are made from is denser than standard lens materials. Standard plastic (Cr-39) is the material of choice for low to moderate prescriptions. It is relatively inexpensive and lighter than glass. For moderately strong to high prescriptions, there are several "high-index" materials to choose from. The term "high-index" refers to any lens material with an index of refraction greater than the 1.49 of Cr-39. All lens materials being denser than air have higher refractive indices ranging from the 1.49 of CR-39 through 1.60 through 1.67 to finally 1.74, corresponding to progressively denser and thinner high-index lenses. 1.60 lenses are about 30-35% thinner than CR-39, and 1.66 lenses are about 40-50% thinner.
Originally designed for farsighted (plus) lenses to reduce the thick bulge, this special design now is available for nearsighted (minus) lenses as well. This type of lens uses a computer design that flattens the curves of both surfaces to reduce thickness, decrease the magnification effect and improve optics. Couple this design with high-index materials to get great looking strong prescription lenses.
Introduced in 2001 by PPG, Trivex is the only lens material other than polycarbonate to pass the FDA Impact Resistance Test (@ 1mm CT), the high velocity impact test, and meet ANSI Z87.1 '89 standards. Trivex is the lightest lens material available today and has inherent UV protection. It is optically superior to polycarbonate because it has far less chromatic abberation and lens distortion. Further distinguishig itself, Trivex is ideal for drill mounting (rimless frames). It is less prone to stress fractures and lens cracking.
Definity Progressive Lens
Definity lenses use both sides of the lens to create a progessive lens that is as close to a regular, single-vision lens as you can get. This means that you will have less distortion throughout your lenses giving you:
Wider intermediate zone
Helps with computer use, looking at your dashboard while driving, or seeing things between 18 inches to 6 feet away
Definity allows your eyes to move naturally, as opposed to other progressive lenses, which cause people to move their head to see side to side,or what is at their feet
With Definity you will be able to transition between zones more naturally
It makes wearing Definity easy and comfortable from the moment you put them on
The Ground View Advantage
An additional zone of vision at the bottom and sides of your lenses, unique to Definity
Allows you to see better when looking down at the ground
Varilux Physio 360
Until recently, even the best progressive lenses distorted light waves as they passed through the lens. This causes higher order aberrations that affect visual acuity and wearer satisfaction. But now, after years of work, Varilux has refined a new design and manufacturing process, W.A.V.E. Technology, which minimizes and eliminates these distortions with unprecedented digital precision. And with W.A.V.E. Technology, Varilux Physio has been created, the first general purpose lens to deliver the corrective power of wavefront to all presbyopes who want the sharpest, most physiologically natural vision. Varilux's breakthrough W.A.V.E. process is able to apply even the most complex surface design of Varilux Physio with unprecedented, point by point accuracy: 1/10 micron.
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