How to Choose the Best Lenses for Your Eyeglasses

Single Vision Rx Lenses

Single-vision lenses correct for either your distance or your reading vision and maintain the same prescription throughout the entire lens.

Single-vision prescription lenses are for people who need to correct one field of vision, either distance or near. We can fill prescriptions between -10.00 and +8.00 sphere, or up to +/-5.00 cylinder. Our polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and feature anti-reflective, anti-scratch, and UVA/UVB protective coatings.

Single Vision Rx Lenses

All single-vision prescription lenses are available as sunglasses

Single-vision prescription lenses are for people who need to correct one field of vision, either distance or near. We can fill prescriptions between -10.00 and +8.00 sphere, or up to +/-5.00 cylinder. Our polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and feature anti-reflective, anti-scratch, and UVA/UVB protective coatings.

Progressive Rx Lenses

Progressive lenses correct for both your distance and your reading vision, and feature an intermediary correction in the transitional region.

For correction of presbyopia, we offer progressive lenses in place of bifocals or trifocals. Progressive lenses have distance correction in the top half and a reading correction in the bottom half of the same lens, with an intermediate region in between. Over the years, progressives have replaced bifocals and trifocals as the lens of choice for multifocal prescriptions, as they offer a seamless transition from distance to near vision. These lenses feature an algorithmically-determined segment height to ensure you have the widest field of vision at each focal point in the lens. Similar to our single-vision lenses, these lenses are highly shatter-proof and feature anti-scratch, anti-glare, and UVA/UVB protective coatings.

Progressive Rx Lenses

All progressive prescription lenses are available as sunglasses

For correction of presbyopia, we offer progressive lenses in place of bifocals or trifocals. Progressive lenses have distance correction in the top half and a reading correction in the bottom half of the same lens, with an intermediate region in between. Over the years, progressives have replaced bifocals and trifocals as the lens of choice for multifocal prescriptions, as they offer a seamless transition from distance to near vision. These lenses feature an algorithmically-determined segment height to ensure you have the widest field of vision at each focal point in the lens. Similar to our single-vision lenses, these lenses are highly shatter-proof and feature anti-scratch, anti-glare, and UVA/UVB protective coatings.

High Index Rx Lenses

The ultra-thin high index lenses can be up to 20% thinner than comparably strong prescription lenses.

For stronger prescriptions (both single-vision and progressive), we recommend high-index lenses. As your prescription gets stronger, your lenses get thicker and heavier. High-index lenses are an ultra-thin and alternative to our standard polycarbonate lenses and help to reduce the "magnifying effect" typically caused by thicker lenses. We recommend high-index lenses for all prescriptions of +/-4.00 sphere and stronger, as well as for prescriptions with a +/-1.00 cylinder correction for astigmatism.

For stronger prescriptions (both single-vision and progressive), we recommend high-index lenses. As your prescription gets stronger, your lenses get thicker and heavier. High-index lenses are an ultra-thin and alternative to our standard polycarbonate lenses and help to reduce the "magnifying effect" typically caused by thicker lenses. We recommend high-index lenses for all prescriptions of +/-4.00 sphere and stronger, as well as for prescriptions with a +/-1.00 cylinder correction for astigmatism.

Photochromic Lenses

Our photochromic light transitioning lenses are the perfect balance of fashion and function. This light sensitive technology goes from clear to sun when exposed to UV light. This technology is perfect for outdoor protection and crisp, clear indoor vision.

Photochromic Lenses come in Polycarbonate and 1.67 High Index depending on your prescriptions.

Our photochromic light transitioning lenses are the perfect balance of fashion and function. This light sensitive technology goes from clear to sun when exposed to UV light. This technology is perfect for outdoor protection and crisp, clear indoor vision.

Reading Lenses

All of our eyeglasses are available with simple reading lenses. Reading lenses are single-vision lenses designed to assist with up-close vision but do not correct for astigmatism. With our premium Italian acetate frames and high-quality lenses, we offer a more fashionable and durable alternative to the disposable reading glasses found in drugstores throughout the country. Our reading glasses are made with the same CR-39 lenses featured in our mild-prescription glasses, and include all of the same UVA/UVB protective, anti-scratch, and anti-glare coatings.

All of our eyeglasses are available with simple reading lenses. Reading lenses are single-vision lenses designed to assist with up-close vision but do not correct for astigmatism. With our premium Italian acetate frames and high-quality lenses, we offer a more fashionable and durable alternative to the disposable reading glasses found in drugstores throughout the country. Our reading glasses are made with the same CR-39 lenses featured in our mild-prescription glasses, and include all of the same UVA/UVB protective, anti-scratch, and anti-glare coatings.

Non-Corrective (Plano) Lenses

In addition to reading, single-vision, and progressive lenses, any pair of Classic Specs eyeglasses can be purchased with non-corrective lenses (also known as plano lenses). These lenses do not offer any field-of-vision correction but do protect against the harmful rays of the sun and are great if you are looking for fashion glasses. Plano lenses are made of optical-grade polycarbonate and offer the same anti-scratch, anti-glare, and protective UVA/UVB coatings as our prescription lenses.

In addition to reading, single-vision, and progressive lenses, any pair of Classic Specs eyeglasses can be purchased with non-corrective lenses (also known as plano lenses). These lenses do not offer any field-of-vision correction but do protect against the harmful rays of the sun and are great if you are looking for fashion glasses. Plano lenses are made of optical-grade polycarbonate and offer the same anti-scratch, anti-glare, and protective UVA/UVB coatings as our prescription lenses.

Sunglasses

Non-Rx Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized Sunglasses

All Classic Specs sunglass styles are available with polarized, single-vision prescription lenses. These eliminate glare and deflect harmful rays, while also correcting for either your distance or reading vision. Single-vision polarized sun lenses are made of lightweight polycarbonate and are 99.9% UVA/UVB protective.

UVA/UVB Sunglasses

All Classic Specs non-prescription sunglasses offer 99.9% UVA and UVB protection. While some non-prescription styles are polarized (see below), select styles feature CR-39 sun lenses in deep, vibrant hues.