Glass Lenses

Glass prescription lenses still offer the best visual acuity of any eyeglass lens, as they have for hundreds of years.  Glass lenses have less impurities in the material compared to plastic lenses, and so they are optically clearer and easier to see through.  However, over 95% of prescription lenses nowadays are made from some kind of plastic because using glass lenses has some restrictions and drawbacks.  No lens material is more clear, clean, or better functioning that a eyeglass lenses made from glass.  Also, because glass is a much harder material than plastic, glass lenses do not scratch as easily as plastic lenses, even if they have scratch resistant coating. 

Now, here comes the bad news:  Glass lenses are almost twice as heavy as plastic lenses, more expensive, and not as safe as plastic lenses. Glass lenses can only fit into eyeglass frames with a  "B" measurement (vertical height) of at least 28mm, and glass lenses cannot be installed in rimless or semi rimless frames.  Glass lenses take much longer than plastic lenses.  You should allow two to three weeks for processing an order with glass lenses.  Two weeks is the average processing time because every pair of glass lenses is “drop ball” tested before it leaves the lab.  Occasionally, the lenses will fail the drop ball test, and they need to be discarded and started again.  This could lead to additional delays.

Distance Vision

Crystal Vision Glass SV
$99.00
Crystal Vision glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance. However, glass lenses are heavier than plastic lenses, and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames. Read More Info Crystal Vision glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  However, glass lenses are heavier than plastic lenses, and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames.  Please allow two weeks processing time for glass lenses, due to the stringent safety testing requirements.  
Crystal Vision Glass High Index SV
$135.00
High index glass has 1.60 index, and has the same benefits as regular glass. Good for prescriptions in the +/-3.00 to +/-6.00 sphere range. Allow 2 weeks for order processing. Read More Info High index glass has 1.60 index, and has the same benefits as regular glass.  Good for prescriptions in the +/-3.00 to +/-6.00 sphere range.  Allow 2 weeks for order processing.   Please allow two weeks processing time for glass lenses, due to the stringent safety testing requirements.
Zeiss Glass SV
$145.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best glass lenses, look no further. The Zeiss single vision glass lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-4.00. Allow 2 weeks processing time. Read More Info  Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  
Zeiss Glass High Index SV
$195.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best quality glass lenses, look no further. The Zeiss Glass high index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-8.00. Allow 2 weeks for order processing. Read More Info   Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass high index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-10.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  

Progressive (No Line)

Crystal Vision Glass Progressive
$195.00
Crystal Vision glass lenses have better optics and better scratch resistance compared to plastic lenses, but, they are heavier and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames. Please allow two week processing time. Read More Info Crystal Vision glass progressive lenses have all the advantages of glass lenses, which includes better anti-scratch properties and superior visual acuity.  However, glass lenses are heavier and take longer - you should allow 2-4 weeks for processing of any glass lens.  We recommend the high index glass lenses for prescriptions over +/-3.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -6.00 to +4.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded).
Crystal Vision Glass High Index Progressive
$235.00
Specialty high index progressive glass lens for prescriptions over +/-3.00. Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, but there are restrictions. Read More Info High Index glass progressive lenses have all the advantages of glass lenses, which includes better anti-scratch properties and superior visual acuity.  However, glass lenses are heavier and take longer - you should allow 2-4 weeks for processing of any glass lens.  We recommend the high index glass lenses for prescriptions over +/-3.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -6.00 to +4.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded).
Varilux Comfort 1.60 Progressive Glass
$279.00
Varilux Comfort quality is now available in the glass material, in a high index lens. Glass has the best visual acuity, and offers the best anti-scratch properties Read More Info Varilux Comfort now offers a high index lens made in the glass material.  Glass lenses have many advantages, which includes better anti-scratch properties and superior visual acuity.    However, glass lenses are heavier and take longer - you should allow 2-4 weeks for processing of any glass lens.  We recommend the high index glass lenses for prescriptions over +/-3.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -9.00 to +5.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded).  The Varilux Comfort high index glass lens has a wider "corridor" than the standard progressive lens, which makes it more comfortable to wear.  The "corridor" is the hourglass-shaped area in the middle of the lens that you can see through.  With a wider corridor, you do not have to move your head as much to see objects on the sides.   Varilux is made by Essilor, the world’s largest maker of eyeglass lenses.
Zeiss Glass High Index Progressive
$295.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. Are you looking for the best quality glass lenses? Look no further. The Zeiss Glass progressive lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-10.00. Allow 2 weeks for order processing. Read More Info   Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-10.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  

Reading Vision

Crystal Vision Glass SV
$99.00
Crystal Vision glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance. However, glass lenses are heavier than plastic lenses, and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames. Read More Info Crystal Vision glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  However, glass lenses are heavier than plastic lenses, and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames.  Please allow two weeks processing time for glass lenses, due to the stringent safety testing requirements.  
Crystal Vision Glass High Index SV
$135.00
High index glass has 1.60 index, and has the same benefits as regular glass. Good for prescriptions in the +/-3.00 to +/-6.00 sphere range. Allow 2 weeks for order processing. Read More Info High index glass has 1.60 index, and has the same benefits as regular glass.  Good for prescriptions in the +/-3.00 to +/-6.00 sphere range.  Allow 2 weeks for order processing.   Please allow two weeks processing time for glass lenses, due to the stringent safety testing requirements.
Zeiss Glass SV
$145.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best glass lenses, look no further. The Zeiss single vision glass lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-4.00. Allow 2 weeks processing time. Read More Info  Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  
Zeiss Glass High Index SV
$195.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best quality glass lenses, look no further. The Zeiss Glass high index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-8.00. Allow 2 weeks for order processing. Read More Info   Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass high index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-10.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  

Computer Vision

Crystal Vision Glass SV
$99.00
Crystal Vision glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance. However, glass lenses are heavier than plastic lenses, and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames. Read More Info Crystal Vision glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  However, glass lenses are heavier than plastic lenses, and can only be used in fully rimmed eyeglass frames.  Please allow two weeks processing time for glass lenses, due to the stringent safety testing requirements.  
Zeiss Glass SV
$145.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best glass lenses, look no further. The Zeiss single vision glass lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-4.00. Allow 2 weeks processing time. Read More Info  Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  
Zeiss Glass High Index SV
$195.00
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best quality glass lenses, look no further. The Zeiss Glass high index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-8.00. Allow 2 weeks for order processing. Read More Info   Zeiss the world’s pre-eminent brand of precision optics.  Founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846, the company has a long history of optical innovation, excellence, and precision workmanship.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are no exception, being the finest eyewear lenses available on the planet.   The Zeiss glass high index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-10.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Sunsensitive, Tint, Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.