Eyeglass lenses are easy to build for yourself, using our Lens Wizard -- your personal guide through the process of selecting the perfect eyeglass lenses for your needs. Whether you are looking for new eyeglass lenses only, or eyeglass lenses and frames, you can learn all about glasses lenses before you buy.
If you are looking for new frames, glasses and lenses, first find a pair of glasses frames. Once you have chosen the frames for your glasses, lenses come next. Eye glasses lens selection begins with your prescription. You can find the perfect eyeglass lens for your needs by reading about eyeglasses lenses here in the Learning Center, in the Lens Wizard, or by calling or emailing our customer service department.
In this section of the Learning Center, there are pages that discuss different aspects of eyeglasses lenses, including:
--How to buy eyeglass lenses and frames --Types of glasses lenses --Eyeglass lens options --Eyeglass lens materials --Eye glasses lens services --Eye glasses lens cleaning --Eyeglass lenses and frames
But if at any time you are confused, please do not hesitate to call customer service to ask any questions at all. The easiest and fastest way to find the perfect eyeglass lens for you is to call us. Eyeglass lens experts are available Monday through Friday, 9-5 est, at 1888-896-3885 or 1203-544-0770. And of course you can always email us or fax us. Fax the prescription for your eyeglasses lenses and frames to us so that we can review your prescription. We can then discuss all of the eyeglass lens choices that are available to you. Our fax number is 1888-896-3866 or 1203-544-0660.
The Eyeglass Lens Wizard is your personal guide through the process of selecting the perfect eyeglass lenses for your needs. Whether you are looking for new glasses and lenses, or for replacement lenses for you current glasses, this is the place to start. If you are looking for new glasses and lenses, first find a pair of eyeglasses frames. On the frame detail page, click the link that says Add lenses to this frame. That will take you to the Lens Wizard. Follow this link if you are looking for Replacement lenses.
Eyeglass Lenses Prices
See all the eyeglass lenses and lens services that we offer, along with the prices for each. You can print the list and use it to shop for lenses in your local stores. Our eyeglass lens price list is comprehensive, and confusing if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. Follow this link to see our price list for eyeglass lenses.
Eyeglasses.com delivers custom lenses with the highest eyeglass lens quality standards, meeting or exceeding the industry standards. All of our lenses are made in our Essilor-partner lab. We never make or install glasses in-house like most of typical optical stores, because lab-quality lenses are much higher quality and have a much more consistent quality than lenses made in the back of an optical store. Essilor is the largest and highest quality lens maker in the world. Follow this link to read more about Essilor, and Essilor lenses at the Essilor International Website.
We have also written an article about how eyeglass lenses are made. Follow this link to read more about our lens quality, our lens laboratory, and lens fabrication process.
How to buy eyeglass lenses online
You are the best person to judge your own needs, your own habits, and your own budget. Even though every lens is made custom just for you by a highly trained technician, there are several choices that you can- and should - make. If you do not want to take the time to learn about prescription glasses, the easiest thing to do is to call us. You can describe what you want and we will tell you what options you have. And we will never sell you something you don’t need. Follow this link to read more about how to buy eyeglasses online.
If you go read through the Buying Guide, you will be able to see the simple step by step process of how to buy glasses online at eyeglasses.com. After you get your prescription and PD measurement, go to the Lens Wizard. Following each step, the Lens Wizard pulls you through the process of selecting a lens by first getting some information from you about the frame you want to use, and your prescription. Then, the Lens Wizard gives you options that you can read about and then choose. This whole process can take as little as five minutes or as long as you want it to.
Replacement eyeglass lenses
Replacing eyeglass lenses in your frames is easy because when you send us your glasses, we can read and copy the prescription and measurements. Or, send in a new prescription and we can upgrade your lenses to the new measurements. Follow this link to read more about replacement lenses.
Replacing progressive lenses or any kind of multifocal lenses online is simple, accurate, and of the highest quality. We can also install multifocal lenses into new frames using our proprietary Multifocal Fitting System (MFS). The MFS is guaranteed by us unconditionally to provide lenses that work perfectly for you.
Eyeglass lenses - Options
We offer every option you can think of for eye glasses lenses. For example: scratch resistant coating we provide free on all lenses; anti-reflective coating (AR coating), 100% ultra-violet protection (UV protection), Crizal coating, tinting (any color), fashion tint (any color), double gradient tint (any color) flash mirror coating, mirror coating, edge polishing.
Eyeglass lens - types
We offer just about all eyeglass lens types, but here is a list of the types of eyeglass lenses we offer: Prescription eyeglasses lenses, non-prescription glasses lenses, progressive eyeglass lenses, bifocal eye glasses lenses, trifocal eyeglass lenses, single vision eyeglass lenses, reading glasses lenses, computer glasses lenses, sunglass lenses, fashion tinted eyeglasses lenses, polarized eyeglasses lenses, sun-sensitive eye glasses lens, Transitions eye glasses lenses, and more. Your prescription and needs will limit the eyeglass lens brands that are available to you. If you are looking for multifocal, bifocal, trifocal or progressive eyeglasses lenses (no-line bifocal), follow this link to read more about progressive lenses.
Glass eyeglass lenses
In the past, eyeglass lenses had always been made with glass. With the advent of high quality plastics in the last 20 years, glass lenses have been replaced almost completely with plastic lenses. Glass lenses have a slightly better optical clarity than plastic lenses and do not scratch as easily. However, glass lenses can shatter and cause serious eye injury. Most optical stores, including eyeglasses.com, do not sell glass lenses due to safety concerns.
Choose your own eyeglass lenses
To learn how to choose the right eye glasses lens for your lifestyle, preferences, and bank account, make your own choices about glasses lenses. Your lifestyle and your preferences are the best guides for you to find the perfect glasses lenses for your needs. While there may be some limitations if your prescription is outside the normal range, in most cases you can make your own decision to choose or reject many eyeglass lens options.
You can start by considering your lifestyle deeply, and think about when and how you use your eyes. Then, learn more about eyeglasses lens features, options, and services. After that, you will be able to select from the menu of lens options the particular eyeglass lens characteristics that will most enhance your lifestyle. Follow this link to learn more about the features of eyeglass frames.
Prescription sunglass lenses
You can build prescription sunglass lenses the same way as glasses lenses. Begin by selecting a pair of eyeglass frames or sunglass frames that can hold a prescription. Lower quality sunglass frames are not designed to hold a prescription lens, and are called non-RXable. RXable sunglasses are sunglass frames that can accept a prescription lens. Follow this link to read more about prescription sunglasses.
Eyeglasses CategoriesThere are many different types of prescription glasses that are out there. For example, there are rimless eyeglasses, titanium eyeglasses, plastic eyeglasses, and flexible eyeglasses. You can also get eyeglass frames with sunclips – clip on sunglasses attachments to turn regular eyeglasses into prescription sunglasses.
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