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Bifocal (With Line) Lenses

Bifocal lenses are lenses with two reading areas, that are separated by a visible line, which distinguishes these lenses from the new progressive lines which do not have a visible line.  The most common bifocal lenses are designed with a half-moon shaped reading area in the bottom half of the lens, called a "flat top".   

However, some people prefer the "executive" or “Franklin” style, in which the lens is bisected by a horizontal line  across the entire width of the lens.  We supply the flat top 28 unless you specify otherwise.  Bifocal lenses are the most cost effective way to create a lens with two viewing areas.   In the past, most bifocal lenses were made with a distance and a reading area; nowadays, people are making bifocals with an intermediate area for computer and pad use, together with either a distance area or a reading area. 

Once you have decided on the type of bifocal lens, you can then add coatings and services such as Anti-Reflective coating, Transitions, and many more.

CR-39 Plastic

Crystal Vision CR39 Bi-Focal, Flat Top 28
$68
RECOMMENDED: Made by Essilor, the world's leader in eyeglass lenses. Read More Crystal Vision plastic CR39 lenses for bifocal vision distance viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottow area of the lens.  The standard CR39, flat top 28 bifocal has a reading area that is 28mm wide at the top.  This is a good choice for prescriptions up to +/-3.00 sphere; above that, we would recommend a higher index lens in order to reduce the thickness and weight of the lens.  This lens is available in the following range: -5.00 to +3.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded). This lens is also available in the Flat Top 35 style, and in the Executive of "Franklin" style.  For the Flat Top 35 stye, the reading section is 35mm across thte top.  For the Executive style, the line bisects the entire lens from one side to the other.   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, and we are able to offer them at a great price point.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  Read less
Crystal Vision CR39 Bi-Focal, Flat Top 35
$88
Made by Essilor, the world's leader in eyeglass lenses. Read More Crystal Vision plastic CR39 lenses for bifocal vision distance viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottow area of the lens.  The standard CR39, flat top 35 bifocal has a reading area that is 35mm wide at the top.  This is a good choice for prescriptions up to +/-3.00 sphere; above that, we would recommend a higher index lens in order to reduce the thickness and weight of the lens.  This lens is available in the following range: -5.00 to +3.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded). This lens is also available in the Flat Top 28 style, and in the Executive of "Franklin" style.  For the Flat Top 28 style, the reading section is 28mm across thte top.  For the Executive style, the line bisects the entire lens from one side to the other.   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, and we are able to offer them at a great price point.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  Read less

Polycarbonate

Crystal Vision Poly Bi-Focal, Flat Top 28
$98
RECOMMENDED: Made by Essilor, the world's leader in eyeglass lenses. Read More Crystal Vision polycarbonate bifocal lenses for reading and distance vision viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottow area of the lens.  The Crystal Vision polycarbonate, flat top 28 bifocal has a reading area that is 28mm wide at the top.  This is a good choice for prescriptions over +/-6.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -9.75 to +5.00 sphere, -3.75 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded). This lens is also available in the Flat Top 35 style.  For the Flat Top 35 style, the reading section is 35mm across thte top.  All Crystal Vision Lenses  are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory, and we are able to offer them at a great price point.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-6.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  Read less
Crystal Vision Poly Bi-Focal, Flat Top 35
$128
Made by Essilor, the world's leader in eyeglass lenses. Read More Crystal Vision polycarbonate bifocal lenses for reading and distance vision viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottow area of the lens.  The Crystal Vision polycarbonate, flat top 35 bifocal has a reading area that is 35mm wide at the top.  This is a good choice for prescriptions over +/-6.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -9.75 to +5.00 sphere, -3.75 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded). This lens is also available in the Flat Top 28 style.  For the Flat Top 28 style, the reading section is 28mm across thte top. After you have selected this lens, you will see the Flat Top 35 Upgrade option and the Executive Bifocal Upgrade option that you can then select. All Crystal Vision Lenses  are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Essilor laboratory, and we are able to offer them at a great price point.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-6.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  Read less

Ultra-Thin

Crystal Vision 1.67 High Index Bifocal, Flat Top 28
$259
RECOMMENDED: Thinnest bifocal on the market, made by Essilor. Read More The high index 1.67 bifocal lenses for reading and distance vision viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottow area of the lens.  The standard polycarbonate, flat top 28 bifocal has a reading area that is 28mm wide at the top.  This is a good choice for prescriptions up to +/-8.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -9.75 to +6.00 sphere, - 4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded). This lens is also available in the Flat Top 35 style.  For the Flat Top 35 style, the reading section is 35mm across thte top.  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, and we are able to offer them at a great price point.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.    Read less
Crystal Vision 1.67 High Index Bifocal, Flat Top 35
$298
Thinnest bifocal on the market, made by Essilor. Read More The high index 1.67 bifocal lenses for reading and distance vision viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottow area of the lens.  The standard polycarbonate, flat top 235 bifocal has a reading area that is 35mm wide at the top.  This is a good choice for prescriptions up to +/-8.00 sphere.  This lens is available in the following range: -9.75 to +6.00 sphere, - 4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded). This lens is also available in the Flat Top 28 style.  For the Flat Top 28 style, the reading section is 28mm across thte top.  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, and we are able to offer them at a great price point.  This lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-4.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.    Read less