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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 +/-2.00, 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 +/-4.00, you need 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 +/-4.00, we require 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.

Distance Vision

Crystal Vision CR39 Plastic
$48
Basic high-quality, our most popular lens. Read More This Crystal Vision CR39 lens is our most popular lens choice.  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, 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 Enhanced CR39 SV
$108
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.  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, standard Anti-Reflective coating, and the top-quality Crizal Alize and Crizal Avance coatings.  Read less
Zeiss CR39 Plastic
$188
For people that love the Zeiss brand Read More The Zeiss CR39 lens is a good choice for corrections up to +/-3.00.   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.  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

Progressive (No Line)

Crystal Vision CR39 Digital Progressive
$98
Our basic lens pick Read More The Crystal Vision CR39 Progressive lens is a good, basic lens choice for modest corrections. 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 +/-3.00, 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 Digital Progressive+Anti-Reflective
$148
Our basic lens with anti-reflective coating Read More The Crystal Vision CR39 Progressive lens is a good, basic lens choice for modest corrections. 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 +/-3.00, 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
Varilux Comfort DRx Digital CR39
$238
Wider viewing area than the Crystal Vision Read More Available in our stores, the Varilux Comfort DRx CR39 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.   Varilux is made by Essilor, the leading lens maker in the world, and all of the Essilor lenses we sell are made in a U.S. laboratory.  We are able to offer these 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. All of our lenses come with our Perfect Lenses Guarantee.  Read less
Varilux Physio DRx Digital CR39
$298
Digital lens with 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.  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.    Varilux is made by Essilor is the leading lens maker in the world, and all of the Essilor lenses we sell are made in a U.S. laboratory.  We are able to offer these 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, 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

Bifocal (With Line)

Crystal Vision CR39 Bi-Focal
$62
Our pick for a flat-top bifocal 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.  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.  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

Trifocal (With Lines)

Crystal Vision CR39 Trifocal
$119
Best basic trifocal on the market. Read More This lined trifocal has three viewing areas - Distance, mid-range and reading.  The half moon 7*28mm viewing area has two visible lines, and the distance area is above that.  Crystal Vision Lenses 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.  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 +/-3.00, 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 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.  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, 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