Choosing The Right Lens Options, Materials and Coatings for your Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
Our opticians are always available and happy to make recommendations for your lens selection. We also always review submitted orders and will contact you if we have any recommendations for changes based on your prescription, measurements or frame choice.
Plano lenses – These lenses are non-prescription. The demo lenses that come in eyeglass frames are not meant to be worn. If someone wants to wear clear glasses with no prescription, they still need to get optical quality plano lenses. They can also add special features like anti-reflective coating, transitions or blue blocking.
Basic Reader lenses – These lenses are basic plus powers with no actual prescription from an eye doctor. They are similar to over the counter readers, except the lenses we make will be custom fitted high grade optical quality with premium anti-reflective coating.
Single Vision lenses – These lenses are one prescription for distance, intermediate (e.g. computer use) or near (e.g. reading use).
Progressive and multifocal lenses – These lenses have multiple prescriptions built into the lens so you can see your distance, near and everything in between.
CR39 Plastic lenses – Basic lenses with excellent acuity.
Polycarbonate lenses – For a slightly heavier prescription, this is a thinner and lighter option. It is also impact resistant making it great for sports for safety reason. It is also the required lens for children and young adults under 18.
1.67 High Index lenses – For heavy prescriptions, this lens will be much thinner and lighter.
1.74 High Index lenses - The thinnest and lightest lens on the market.
Anti-Reflective Coating (AR) – AR coating prevents glare and increases the acuity of the lens. Ours is so advanced, it has a 2-year warranty against surface defects and minor scratches.
Blue Blocking – Blue light filtering lenses protect your eyes from the damaging HEV light emitted from your iPhones, iPads, PDAs, and computer screens.
Transitions – These lenses react to UV by getting darker, which means you can enjoy the convenience of going in and out without having to alternate between eyeglasses and sunglasses – the lenses will adjust by getting clearer and darker on their own.
Polarized lenses – these sunglass lenses cut glare by blocking reflecting light bouncing off of surfaces; a great choice for optimized sunglass performance.
Digital lenses – these lenses are laser surfaced and digitally compensated giving you High Definition quality vision. It's like going from an old tube TV to the latest digital flat screen TV. It is a recommended upgrade for single vision lenses. All of our progressive lenses are automatically digital.
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SALT Columbia Sunglasses
Perhaps the most iconic shape in the history of sunglasses, the classic tear drop aviator has proven itself as a true tool of eye protection for nearly a century. The SALT. COLUMBIA builds on that heritage to offer the perfect blend of style, functionality, and optical performance.
The 1mm acetate insert provides a new level of structure and protection to the lens. This allows for the pairing of best-in-class materials that previously would not work together, such as titanium and glass. Additionally, this insert provides another layer of color variation, with both bold contrasting and subtle monochrome colorways.
The organic SALT. pattern is custom stamped on inside of temple tips and nose pads adding a unique identity and providing more grip against the skin to increase the fit retention of the frame.
100% Made In Japan with high quality Japanese componentry. Aerospace Grade Japanese Titanium provides durability with a featherweight feel.
1mm insert provides a new level of structure and protection to the lens, as well as, offers an additional layer of color variation with both bold contrasting and subtle monochrome colorways.
Organic SALT. pattern is custom stamped on inside of temple tips and nose pads adding a unique identity, and providing more grip against the skin to increase the fit retention of the frame.
SALT. Polarized optical grade Glass and CR-39 lenses. SALT. anti-reflective, hydrophobic, and oleophobic coatings reduce glare, repel dirt & water, and protect from harmful light rays to ensure the highest optical clarity and performance.
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