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Trivex (Best for rimless frames) Lenses

Trivex lenses are a relatively new development in the lens world.  Trivex lenses have a 1.53 index which makes them a bit thinner than regular plastic lenses, and a bit thicker than polycarbonate lenses.  The Trivex lens material is lighter than polycarbonate, and also has better visual acuity than polycarbonate, and is also recommended as a safety material similar to polycarbonate.  

However, there are few choices in Trivex lenses and Trivex is more expensive than polycarbonate lenses.  While Trivex has a slightly lower refractive index than polycarbonate (making it slightly thicker), its specific gravity, makes it light and gives it better optical clarity. This means the lens may be a little thicker than polycarbonate but similar in weight. Trivex is an excellent choice for sunglasses, because Trivex accepts tint better than polycarbonate and the lenses can become darker.  Trivex is also available with polarization.  Similar to polycarbonate, Trivex has inherent UV protection and is an excellent choice for rimless drill mounted frames.

Single Vision

Crystal Vision Excelight Trivex
$118
Our basic Trivex lenses. Read More Trivex lenses offer the strength and safety of polycarbonate lenses with better optics for people with modest corrections.  Trivex also takes tint better than polycarbonate lenses, and has a higher ABBE value, leading to better clarity and less distortion than polycarbontate 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 +/-8.00, 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
Essilor Trivex SV
$178
RECOMMENDED: Made by Essilor, the world leader in eyeglass lenses. Read More Trivex takes tint better than polycarbonate lenses, and has a higher ABBE value, leading to better clarity and less distortion than polycarbonate lenses. 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 +/-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
Essilor 360 Trivex Digital SV
$225
Digital surfacing provides superior clarity and sharper vision. Crizal coating included. Read More Trivex takes tint better than polycarbonate lenses, and has a higher ABBE value, leading to better clarity and less distortion than polycarbonate lenses.  Essilor's 360 Digital trivex lens is designed for people that want superior clarity and the sharpest possible vision in a polycarbonate lens.  Essilor Single Vision 360 is a digitally surfaced lens and it is carved on both sides. Essilor Single Vision 360 is based on W.A.V.E. technology: Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement. This technology is typically used to enhance Progressive lens designs and is now available in Single Vision for patients that demand superior visual experience. Essilor Single Vision 360 lenses are especially effective in patients with strong prescriptions.  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 +/-12.00, 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

Progressive (No Line)

Crystal Vision Trivex Progressive
$228
Our basic lens pick Read More The Trivex lens material, is a great substitute for polycarbonate in certain circumstances.  Trivex material has a higher ABBE value than polycarbonate, which offers similar strength as polycarbonate, but with less distortion ("chromatic aberration").  The Trivex Progressive lens is available in this range:  -6.00 to +4.00 sphere, -3.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add.  However, if your prescription exceeds -/+6.00, you should consider a high index 1.67 lens or Varilux Physio Trivex lens in order to minimize lens weight and thickness. 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
Varilux Comfort Trivex DRx Digital
$348
Progressive lens with wider viewing area than the Crystal Vision Read More Available in our stores, the Varilux Comfort DRx line of progressives are a backside digital design. More precise design than the traditional surfaced lenses. Benefits include improved patient optics for minimal distortion, and precisely positions the near zone in the optimal position for patients individual prescription.  Trivex material has a higher ABBE value than polycarbonate, which offers similar strength as polycarbonate, but with less distortion ("chromatic aberration").  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 +/-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
Varilux Physio W3+ Trivex
$478
The best digital progressive lens on the market, with a wider viewing area than the HD-Digital Crystal Vision lens or the Varilux Physio DRx. Read More The Varilux Physio W3+ Trivex lens is a good substitute for the polycarbonate material in certain circumstances.  Follow this link to read more about the Trivex lens material, and how it compares to other lens materials. The Enhanced version means that the lens is digitally carved on both the front and the back side of the lens, which offers the ultimate in wearing comfort. The Varilux Physio W3+ Trivex  lens is available in this range:  -8.00 to +6.00 sphere, -3.00 to +3.00 cylinder, and up to +3.00 add.  However, if your prescription exceeds -/+6.00, you should consider a high index 1.67 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 +/-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