CR-39 (regular plastic) Lenses

“Regular plastic” eyeglass lenses refers to what is known in the industry as “CR-39 plastic” lenses.  Regular plastic lenses have better visual clarity than the thinner polycarbonate or high index lenses, and they are less expensive.  For low prescriptions, regular plastic lenses are usually the best choice for prescription lens material.  However, regular plastic prescription lenses also have some drawbacks and limitations in certain situations.  For example, if your prescription is higher than +/-3.00, the regular plastic lens will become thicker and heavier, and you could benefit from moving to a polycarbonate or high index lens.  Also, if you have a three piece rimless eyeglass frame, you should not use a regular plastic lens because it is likely to crack under the strain.  Finally, children and sporting adults are recommended for polycarbonate or high index lenses because they offer better eye protection than regular plastic lenses.

If your prescription is higher than the +/-3.00, you may want to look at a higher index (and more expensive), thinner and lighter lens.  CR-39 is the standard type of plastic used for everyday use, around the office, or for shopping. These lenses have the least distortion of any non-glass lens. For children or active adults engaged in sporting activities, we strongly recommend polycarbonate (impact resistant) lenses. If the sphere on your prescription is +/-2.00 or lower, you will not benefit from the more expensive thin high index lens types.  If the sphere on your prescription is higher than +/-2.00, you will benefit from the selection of a "thin" lens type. If the sphere on your prescription is higher than +/-3.00, we recommend a 'thin' lens type. Thinner lenses have three advantages: they do not look 'thick', they do not magnify or minify your eyes when seen by others, and they are lighter.

Single Vision

Crystal Vision CR39
$49
Basic high-quality 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 stock range is -4.00 to +4.00 sphere, and up to -2.00 cylinder.  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.
Crystal Vision Enhanced CR39 SV
$89
Our pick for the best quality single vision lens, made by a world leading eyeglass lens maker. Read More Crystal Vision Enhanced lenses are made by a world leading company making top quality lenses.  All Crystal Vision Enhanced lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Crystal Vision 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.  
Zeiss CR39
$125
For people that love the Zeiss brand 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.  

Progressive (No Line)

Crystal Vision CR39 Progressive
$139
Our basic lens pick Read More The Crystal Vision CR39 Progressive lens is a good, basic lens choice for modest corrections. It comes with scratch resistant coating, and you can add a basic anti-reflective coating at a good price. However, if you want additional coatings you may need to choose a Varilux lens.  This is a good choice for prescriptions ranging from -5.00 to +3.00 sphere, and -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (excluding prism and slab off).  Crystal Vision Lenses are top quality lenses at a reasonable price point.
Varilux Comfort DRx CR39
$189
Wider viewing area than the Crystal Vision Read More Available in our stores, the Varilux Comfort DRx lens has a wider "corridor" than the Crystal Vision lens.  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.  This lens is available in our retail stores.  For more information, visit the Varilux website.
Varilux Physio CR39
$238
The best lens on the market, wider viewing area than the Comfort Read More Available in our stores, the Varilux Physio lens has a wider "corridor" than the Varilux Comfort lens.  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.  For more information, visit the Varilux website. The Varilux Physio CR39 plastic lens is available in this range:  -5.50 to +4.00 sphere, -3.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add.  However, if your prescription exceeds -/+3.00, you should consider a high index lens in order to minimize lens weight and thickness. In addition, the Physio lens improves contrast sensitivity by helping people in day to day situations, such as driving at night, reading the newspaper and experiencing the vivid colors in a bouquet of flowers.  Varilux has developed an innovative design and manufacturing process—W.A.V.E. Technology—which literally corrects progressive vision to deliver the sharpest progressive vision.  Sharp vision has two key components:  Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity.   By dramatically reducing or eliminating higher order aberrations, Varilux Physio delivers an improvement in contrast sensitivity—the ability to see visual details and colors--by up to 30%.  Varilux Physio is the only lens proven to increase.  The result is an advanced general-purpose lens that delivers unsurpassed progressive performance to all people.  Bring yourself even closer to “real world” vision with optimal clarity, depth and dimension with Varilux Physio.  The Varilux Physio is made by Essilor, the world's largest maker of high quality eyeglass lenses.  
HD Digital - Crystal Vision CR39
$258
The best digital lens on the market Read More The Crystal Vision digital lens is made in the U.S. by Essilor, the world leader in high quality lenses.   "Digital" means that the lens is digitally carved on one side.  As a result, you get the most comfortable and easy to wear progressive lens that is available on the market today, at a reasonable price.  For more information, visit the Varilux website.

Trifocal (With Lines)

Crystal Vision CR39 Trifocal
$119
Best basic trifocal on the market. Read More Three viewing areas with this lined tri-focal.  Distance, mid-range and reading.  Half moon 7*28mm viewing area with two lines.  Crystal Vision plastic CR39 lenses for trifocal vision distance viewing means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottom area of the lens.  The trifocal lens has three viewing areas, and the magnification area has two viewing areas, one for reading and one for intermediate distance.  The standard CR39, flat top 28 trifocal 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: -6.00 to +2.75 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded).  Crystal Vision Lenses are top quality lenses at a reasonable price point.
Crystal Vision Trifocal CR39 Polarized
$229
Best polarized trifocal on the market Read More Standard plastic CR39 lenses for trifocal vision distance viewing also include tinted Polarization technology, making them great for outdoor activities on the water where there is a lot of glare reduction needed.  "Trifocal" means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottom area of the lens.  The trifocal lens has three viewing areas, and the magnification area has two viewing areas, one for reading and one for intermediate distance.  The standard CR39, flat top 28 trifocal 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: -6.00 to +3.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded).
Crystal Vision Trifocal CR39 Transitions
$229
Best Transitions trifocal on the market Read More Plastic Tri-focal lens with transition feature in Brown or Grey.  Reading area is 28mm wide by 7mm tall in a half moon shape.  Standard plastic CR39 lenses for trifocal vision distance viewing also include Transitions technology, so the lenses will turn dark outside and light inside.  "Trifocal" means that the reading area has a half moon shape with a "flat top", in the bottom area of the lens.  The trifocal lens has three viewing areas, and the magnification area has two viewing areas, one for reading and one for intermediate distance.  The standard CR39, flat top 28 trifocal 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 +4.00 sphere, -4.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add (prism and slab off excluded).
Crystal Vision Trifocal Executive CR39
$229
Best "Franklin" style bifocal on the market Read More The Executive Trifocal has two visible lines that go horizontally all the way across the lens, dividing the lens into three viewing areas.

Readers

Crystal Vision CR39
$49
Basic high-quality 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 stock range is -4.00 to +4.00 sphere, and up to -2.00 cylinder.  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.
Crystal Vision Enhanced CR39 SV
$89
Our pick for the best quality single vision lens, made by a world leading eyeglass lens maker. Read More Crystal Vision Enhanced lenses are made by a world leading company making top quality lenses.  All Crystal Vision Enhanced lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Crystal Vision 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.  
Crizal Alize CR39 Anti-Reflective, Low RXs
$109
A great lens package with a 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!    

Computer Vision

Crystal Vision CR39
$49
Basic high-quality 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 stock range is -4.00 to +4.00 sphere, and up to -2.00 cylinder.  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.
Crystal Vision Enhanced CR39 SV
$89
Our pick for the best quality single vision lens, made by a world leading eyeglass lens maker. Read More Crystal Vision Enhanced lenses are made by a world leading company making top quality lenses.  All Crystal Vision Enhanced lenses are made in the U.S., to exacting specifications, in an Crystal Vision 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.  
Crizal Alize CR39 Anti-Reflective, Low RXs
$109
A great lens package with a 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!