Reading Vision Lenses

Reading lenses are used for reading at a distance of 16" to 2".  Reading lenses can be custom made without a prescription ("magnifiers"), or you can buy ready made reading glasses with magnifying lenses already in them.  Ready-made readers are usually less expensive, but you are not able to get special features and lens coatings.  For your favorite frames, and with the best coatings and features, custom made reading lenses are the best choice.

Nowadays many people try to use reading glasses to read their computer or notebook device.  However, most people read their devices at a distance of 20” to 27”, and for this “intermediate” distance, you need to use a lower power than your reading lenses, typically one-half of your reading prescription.  To find the best lenses for your needs, think carefully about how you will use them, and then determine the type of lens to fit your needs.  Feel free to call our customer service department if you would like a consultation.

For non-prescription magnifyers, powers start at +0.25 and go up to +10.00.  Write down your reading power in the "Special Instructions" box on the last page of the checkout area.  If you want reading sunglasses, choose this option and later on in the Lens Wizard you will be able to add tint to the lenses. If you want computer vision lenses, specify this on the last page of the checkout area in the "special instructions" box.

CR-39 (regular plastic)

Crystal Vision CR39
$49
CR39 plastic is higher quality and has better clarity than the Standard CR39 lens. Use this lens for transitions or sun tints. Available with industry leading Anti-Glare coating. Read More Crystal Vision lenses are made by one of the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  All Crystal Vision lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.   Crystal Vision Lenses are top quality lenses at a reasonable price point.
Crystal Vision CR39, Anti-Reflective, Low RXs
$65
The basic CR39 lens includes no-glare, anti-reflective coating in a package price for prescriptions that fall within the stock range. Read More  The basic CR39 lens includes no-glare, anti-reflective coating in a package price for prescriptions that fall within the stock range.  If your prescription falls outside of the stock range, our Customer Service department will contact you before starting your lens work.  Crystal Vision Lenses are top quality lenses at a reasonable price point.
Essilor CR39 SV
$99
Essilor is the world's leading eyeglass lens maker, and this lens is among the finest available in the world. Read More  Essilor lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  All Essilor lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  For more information, follow this link to the Essilor website.
Crizal Alize CR39 Anti-Reflective, Low RXs
$109
If your RX falls withing the "Stock" range and each lens is 52mm wide or smaller, you have access to this great lens package. Two year anti-scratch warrantee. Read More If your prescription falls inside this range ( -4.00 to +3.00 sphere, and -2.00 to 0.00 cylinder, no prism or slab) and each lenses is no more than 52mm wide, you qualify for this lens package.  Please note this lens is not available with some frames or RXs, you will be contacted if your choice is not compatible.    Crizal Avance, by Essilor, the world's largest lens company, combines excellent smudge resistance with superior dust repellence, thanks to new i-Technology ™, while maintaining glare reduction and scratch resistance excellence.  And, these lenses come with a two year anti-scratch warrantee.  If they scratch, you can send them back to us and we will redo them (in the same prescription and same frame only) at no charge!        
Zeiss CR39
$125
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss. The Zeiss CR39 lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-4.00. Read More 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 CR39 lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, 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.  

High-Index 1.59 Polycarbonate

Crystal Vision Polycarbonate
$65
Higher quality than the Standard Polycarbonate lens, made by one of the world's largest lens maker. Use this lens for transitions or sun tints. Crizal Anti-Reflective coating is available for this lens. Read More The Crystal Vision lens is made in a U.S. lens laboratory by Essilor, the world's largest and best quality lens company. The Crystal Vision lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-5.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transtions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  For more information, follow this link to the Essilor website.
Essilor Polycarbonate SV
$128
Essilor is the world's largest maker of high quality lenses. Higher quality than the standard polycarbonate lens, means better vision. Read More Essilor lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  All Essilor lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-7.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  For more information, follow this link to the Essilor website.
Crizal Alize Polycarbonate Anti-Reflective, Low RXs
$139
If your RX falls within the "Stock" range & your frame meets the size requirements, you have access to this great lens package, normally a $170 package. Two year anti-scratch warrantee. Read More   If your prescription falls inside this range ( -7.00 to +3.00 sphere, and -2.00 to 0.00 cylinder, no prism or slab) and each lenses is no more than 52mm wide, you qualify for this lens package.  Crizal lenses  have Scotchgard Protector, which reduces nighttime glare from headlights/streetlights for safer driving and fights reflections from computers and overhead lights.  Crizal lenses are clearer so wearers can look better, see better and feel better!  Follow this link to learn more about Essilor Airwear lenses.  Crizal  combines excellent smudge resistance with superior dust repellence, thanks to new i-Technology ™, while maintaining glare reduction and scratch resistance excellence. These lenses come with a two year anti-scratch warrantee.  If they scratch, you can send them back to us and we will redo them (in the same prescription and frame) at no charge!   These lenses are thicker than non stock lenses.
HD Digital - Crystal Vision Poly SV
$248
This lens includes Crizal Anti-Reflective coating and also has clearer, sharper vision across the entire lens: Wearers experience wider fields of vision and superior sharpness even in low light conditions.

Ultra High Index

Essilor 1.67 SV
$158
Essilor 1.67 index lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses. All Essilor lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory. Read More  Essilor lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  All Essilor lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-9.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  For more information, follow this link to the Essilor website.
Crystal Vision 1.74 Index
$190
The Essilor 1.74 Index lens is the thinnest lens on the market today. Anti-reflective coating is available with this lens. Only available in certain "stock" ranges. Not recommended for rimless frames. Read More Crystal Vision lenses are made in a laboratory by Essilor, the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  The Crystal Vision 1.74 Index lens is a good choice for high corrections, and it comes with Avance Anti-Reflective coating.   Crystal Vision Lenses are top quality lenses at a reasonable price point.
Zeiss 1.67 Index
$198
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss. The Zeiss 1.67 index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-9.00. Read More The Zeiss 1.67 high index lens incorporates all of the history and technological perfection inherent in all Zeiss products.  This particular lens is available in a range up to  +/-8.00 sphere or +/-4.00 cylinder (prism and slab off excluded); for higher prescriptions, additional charges may apply. Zeiss is the worldwide leader in excellence in optical lenses.  Founded as a workshop for precision mechanics and optics in the German city of Jena in 1846, the Carl Zeiss Group of today is a global leader in the optical and optoelectronic industries. There are currently more than 24,000 employees in the Group. The Group is represented in more than 30 countries by more than 50 sales companies. The company’s production centers are located in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. Carl Zeiss is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. The company develops and distributes surgical microscopes, diagnostic systems for ophthalmology, microscopes, lithography optics, industrial measuring technology, eyeglass lenses, planetarium technology, optronic products, camera and cine lenses, as well as binoculars and spotting scopes.
Essilor 1.74 SV
$285
Essilor 1.74 is designed for the strongest prescriptions, to make the thinnest and lightest lens available in the world today. This lens include Avance coating. Read More Essilor 1.74 index lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  All Essilor lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-12.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  For more information, follow this link to the Essilor website.
Zeiss 1.74 SV
$345
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss. The Zeiss 1.74 index lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-12.00. Read More 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 1.74 index lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, 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.  

Trivex (Best for rimless frames)

Crystal Vision Excelight Trivex
$109
Trivex lenses offer the strength and safety of polycarbonate lenses with better optics for people with modest corrections. Read More Trivex also takes tint better than polycarbonate lenses, and has a lower ABBE value, leading to better clarity and less distortion than polycarbontate lenses.  Crystal Vision Lenses are top quality lenses at a reasonable price point, and come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.
Essilor Trivex SV
$168
Essilor Trivex lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses. Trivex takes tint better than polycarbonate lenses, and has a lower ABBE value, leading to better clarity and less distortion than polycarbontate lenses. Read More Essilor Trivex lenses are made by the world's largest lens company making top quality lenses.  All Essilor lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, Tint, Standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  For more information, follow this link to the Essilor website.
Zeiss Trivex SV
$198
Zeiss is the world's pre-eminent brand of precision optics. If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss. The Zeiss CR39 lens is a great choice for corrections up to +/-8.00. Read More The Zeiss Trivex single vision lens incorporates all of the history and technological perfection inherent in all Zeiss products.  This particular lens is available in a range up to  +/-8.00 sphere or +/-4.00 cylinder; for higher prescriptions, additional charges may apply. Zeiss is the worldwide leader in excellence in optical lenses.  Founded as a workshop for precision mechanics and optics in the German city of Jena in 1846, the Carl Zeiss Group of today is a global leader in the optical and optoelectronic industries. There are currently more than 24,000 employees in the Group. The Group is represented in more than 30 countries by more than 50 sales companies. The company’s production centers are located in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. Carl Zeiss is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. The company develops and distributes surgical microscopes, diagnostic systems for ophthalmology, microscopes, lithography optics, industrial measuring technology, eyeglass lenses, planetarium technology, optronic products, camera and cine lenses, as well as binoculars and spotting scopes.

Glass

Crystal Vision Glass SV
$119
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 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
$145
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 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
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 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.   The glass for this lens is made by Xcel, and then the lens is carved and edged in a Zeiss Laboratory. 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.
Zeiss Glass High Index SV
$195
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 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  Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Zeiss Duracoat No-Glare coatings.  If you are looking for the best, look no further than Zeiss.  The glass for this lens is made by Xcel, and then the lens is carved and edged in a Zeiss Laboratory. 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.