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
$95
Made by Essilor, this lens is our pick for the best quality single vision lens, made by the world's leading eyeglass lens maker. 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.  Eyezen is made by Essilor, the world’s largest maker of eyeglass lenses.
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!    

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
Made by Essilor, this single vision lens is our pick for the best quality single vision lens, made by the world's leading eyeglass lens maker. 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.  Eyezen is made by Essilor, the world’s largest maker of eyeglass lenses.
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 - Eyezen Poly SV
$198
This lens has clearer, sharper vision across the entire lens: Wearers experience wider fields of vision and superior sharpness even in low light conditions. Also includes Smart Blue Filter.

Ultra High Index

Essilor 1.67 SV
$158
Made by Essilor, this single vision lens is our pick for the best quality single vision lens, made by the world's leading eyeglass lens maker. 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.  Eyezen is made by Essilor, the world’s largest maker of eyeglass lenses.
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 1.74 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.  
Eyezen Digital 1.74 SV
$385
Essilor's Eyezen Digital 1.74 is designed for the strongest prescriptions, to make the thinnest and lightest lens available in the world today. Read More Essilor Eyezen 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.