Types of Lenses

Lenses: We can help you choose the right style for you and your needs

No matter what frames you choose, your visual and wearing comfort ultimately depends on selecting the right type of lenses. We’ll show you what factors are critical and what you need to look out for when choosing your lenses.

Plastic Lenses

Modern lenses made of plastic are the most popular today because they are lighter and more resilient than glass lenses. They are therefore more comfortable to wear. They can also be made more scratch-resistant using special hard coatings on the front and back. Plastic lenses also come in a wide variety of high index materials. These are especially usefull when your correction is high and would result in thicker,heavier lenses. Another popular feature with plastic lenses is Transition. Lenses that get dark when out in the sunlight. Fashion tints can also be applied to plastic lenses for a more cosmetically appealing look,or when you want dark lenses that gradually get lighter near the bottom of your frame.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Up to 50% lighter than glass lenses
  • Much safer to wear than glass
  • Various colors possible

Glass Lenses

Glass lenses offer the dual advantages of high optical quality and surface solidity. That makes them less sensitive to possible scratches. However, they are more likely to break and shatter than plastic lenses. That risk should be taken into account in extremely demanding working environments, or in traffic.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Harder surface and outstanding optics

Progressive Lenses

With progressive lenses, you can combine different lens strengths into one lens for seamless and precise vision from near to far, without changing glasses. Progressive lenses are the most comfortable solution for problems such as presbyopia because they can be individually tailored to your eyes, resulting in clear sight in all fields of vision.

Your advantages at a glance 

  • Latest generation of lens design in almost every material
  • All fields of vision accessable with one pair of glasses
  • Also available in Computor Use styles


Like all glass surfaces, eyeglasses reflect a portion of the light that falls on them. Depending on the prescription,environment,and certain eye conditions,the result is unwanted glare, such as “halos”around oncoming headlights when driving at night. Modern A/R coatings are multi-layered organic materials stacked 1 on top of the other on both the front and backside of your lenses which allow light to pass through without reflecting away from the lens. Once you’ve worn A/R coating,providing you take the proper steps to clean them,you’ll probably never want to do without it.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Nearly the same visual comfort as not wearing any glasses

Would you like personalized advice?

We’d be glad to help you. Just stop by the shop, give us a call at  209 669-9209, or send us an email.