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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
$149
Our basic glass lenses pick Read More Single vision glass lenses have all the advantages of glass lenses.  Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS 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 +/-3.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, and standard Anti-Reflective coating. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. Read less
Crystal Vision Glass High Index SV
$198
Our pick in glass for higher prescriptions Read More High index glass has 1.60 index and all the advantages of glass lenses.  Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS 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 +/-6.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, and standard Anti-Reflective coating. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. Read less

Progressive (No Line)

Crystal Vision Glass Progressive
$278
Our basic glass pick Read More Glass progressive lenses have all the advantages of glass lenses.   Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS 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 +/-3.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, and standard Anti-Reflective coating. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. Read less
Crystal Vision Glass High Index Progressive
$348
Thinner than the lower-index Crystal Vision glass lenses Read More High Index glass progressive lenses have all the advantages of glass lenses.  Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS 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 +/-3.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, and standard Anti-Reflective coating. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. Read less
Zeiss Glass High Index Progressive
$465
The best and thinnest glass lenses on the market, wider view area than the Crystal Vision lenses Read More The Zeiss glass high index lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-6.00.  Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS LENSES.  Zeiss eyeglass lenses are made by Zeiss, the worldwide leader in optical lenses excellence.  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. We are able to offer Zeiss eyeglass lenses at a great price point, 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 Zeiss coatings. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. The Zeiss 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. Read less

Readers

Crystal Vision Glass SV
$149
Our basic glass lenses pick Read More Single vision glass lenses have all the advantages of glass lenses.  Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS 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 +/-3.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, and standard Anti-Reflective coating. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. Read less
Crystal Vision Glass High Index SV
$198
Our pick in glass for higher prescriptions Read More High index glass has 1.60 index and all the advantages of glass lenses.  Glass lenses have much better optics than plastic lenses, and have much better scratch resistance.  PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING GLASS 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 +/-6.00, and it is available with a variety of options such as Transitions, UV protection, sunglasses or fashion tint, and standard Anti-Reflective coating. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  There are no warranties available on glass lenses. Returns on glass lenses are for the one-time free redo only. Read less