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Standard Scratch-Resistant Coating

Standard Scratch-Resistant Coating

This clear treatment is applied to the front and back of the lenses and gives your lenses a much harder surface, which is more resistant to scratching. This effect is highly recommended and is offered at an affordable price.

Although scratch-resistant coatings have significantly improved over the years, no coating is 100% scratch proof; the life of your lenses will depend on how well you care for them. Eyeglass lenses returned with scratches that penetrate the coating and the underlying substrate will not qualify for free replacement. Our scratch-resistant warranty does not apply to athletic eyewear, safety eyeglass lenses or mirror coatings. It does not apply to charges for options such as sunglass tints, anti-reflective coatings, rimless or drilled rimless frame charges, etc. For superior scratch resistance we recommend selecting a factory scratch resistant coating such as a Crizal product.

Standard Anti-Reflective Coating

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Standard Anti-Reflective Coating

Our standard Anti-Reflective Coating (aka "Anti-Glare" or "AR Coating) will improve your vision by reducing glare and annoying halos around lights. You'll find driving at night to be clearer and safer! This coating will also create a nicer cosmetic appearance, and your lenses may even look thinner. Anti-glare can also increase comfort during prolonged computer use. We also offer premium Zeiss, Crizal and Seiko coatings.

Some orders with AR coating may take 3-4 days longer than orders without AR coating, depending on your Rx, material choice and other factors. Please contact us to find out if your specific lens order will be effected.

RLE IN-HOUSE Coatings (Save 30%!!)

Our Digital coatings come in two varities - a "Better" and "Best" option, if you will. Our LuxAR coating is our standard and our Zelenà is our premium coating. Both coatings provide excellent scratch-resistance, UV protection, and anti-glare properties. Zelenà provides approximately 10% better luminous reflection than our LuxAR product and also has improved light transmission.

Both of our coatings have a a slight green reflective hue, which is similar to Crizal Avance. (Note that Crizal Sapphire has a slight blue reflective hue and Crizal Prevencia has a blue-violet reflective hue.)

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RLE In-House LuxAR CoatingRLE In-House Zelena Premium Coating

 

 

 

 

 

ZEISS Anti-Reflective Coatings

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Zeiss Set-Get

SET - High performance Zeiss Anti-Glare coating which delivers a consistant blue green residual reflection.
GET - High performance Zeiss Anti-Reflective coating which enhances gold frames and warmer skin tones.

Zeiss Carat

Zeiss Anti-Glare coating with enhanced durability and scratch resistance. Clean coat hydrophopic top coat repels water and dirt. Has a Foundation Hard coat for superior durability.

Zeiss Carat Advantage

All the benefits of carat plus a super-hydrophobic and oleophobic topcoat repels dirt, dust, fingerprints and smudges for long lasting clarity and easy cleaning.

Zeiss Allure

Provides easy cleaning with its super-hydrophobic and oleophobic topcoat and advanced scratch-resistance. Has backside Hard Coating and <1% luminous reflectivity.

Zeiss PureCoat

The BEST Anti-Reflection coating in the world. Pure clarity with less than 1% luminous reflection, state of the art anti-static technology sealed with super slick coating and long lasting hydro coating makes it easy to clean and ultra tough.
Crizal Anti-Reflective Coatings

Crizal Anti-Reflective Coatings

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Crizal Alizé

Crizal Anti-Reflective Coatings

Crizal® Alizé® lenses have set the standard for cleanability in No-Glare lenses.

The new and improved Crizal Alizé lenses give you all the benefits of Crizal Easy™ plus unparalleled cleanability. They are easy to clean and stay cleaner, longer That's because Crizal Alizé helps prevent oil, water and smudges from sticking, so you and your patients can enjoy incredibly clear vision every day

Alizé

In addition to resists scratches to withstand life's daily wear and tear, Crizal Alizé lenses are now:

  • The best Cleanability of any No-Glare lens on the market today
  • Lens stays cleaner, longer
  • Resistant to oil, water and smudges, which easily wipe away
  • Longer lasting and more durable
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Crizal Avancé

Avancé

Crizal Avancé ™ lenses - The Most Durable No-Glare Lens Ever.

Real life gets messy! That's why Crizal Avancé lenses were created. This lens features all the benefits of Crizal Alizé plus the best durability and scratch resistance. These lenses help protect from the scratches, smudges, dust and fingerprints you encounter during your day.

So now your investment will be better protected when your child grabs the glasses off your face, or you have to toss your glasses in your purse or briefcase in a hurry

You will also benefit from fewer headaches and less tired eyes when working on the computer or watching TV and safer vision when driving at night

Superior Scratch Resistance & Cleanability:

"Glass-Class" scratch-resistance! Durable and scratch-resistant so your lenses can last longer and continue to give you clearer vision

Low Maintenance! Easier to clean and stay cleaner longer

How Crizal Avancé Lenses Reduces Glare:

Say goodbye to tired eyes! These lenses fight reflections from computers and overhead lights and reduce glare from headlights/streetlights for safer nighttime driving

Crizal Easy  

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Crizal Easy w/ Scotchguard

For the Value-for-Money seeker... Entry-level Crizal Easy capably covers glasses wearers' top three lens concerns. Easy-clean Crizal Easy offers excellent glare and scratch resistance, along with smudge resistance greatly superior to standard AR lenses.
Easy-to-clean Crizal Easy™ is the clear choice in No-Glare lenses.

Launched in 2011 as a replacement to original Crizal, this new entry-level to the Crizal Portfolio offers glare and scratch protection, along with smudge resistance that's superior to every competitor's No-Glare lens on the market today.

Crizal Easy lenses provide superior vision over standard lenses. While standard lenses block up to 18% of light, Crizal Easy lenses allow up to 99% percent of light pass through which means:

  • More light for sight! Crisper, clearer vision providing you all the visual benefits needed to see your best
  • Combat Digital Drain! Fewer headaches and less tired eyes due to overhead lights or extended computer use
  • Stay Clean! Repels oils, water and is smudge-resistant. Less work to keep glasses clean, so your kids will enjoy wearing them more

In addition, Crizal Easy lenses are scratch-resistant and durable to withstand life's daily wear.

Crizal Sapphire

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Crizal Sapphire w/ Scotchguard

Crizal Sapphire™ lenses– the Clearest No-Glare Lens Ever

Imagine fewer headaches while working on the computer. What if those fluorescent lights at work suddenly seemed less annoying? What if your kids could wear glasses that actually held up? What if their lenses were durable and resistant to scratches, smudges and fingerprints?

With Crizal Sapphire No-Glare lenses, you can have the crispest, clearest vision. This lens features all the benefits of Crizal Avance™, plus the clearest vision possible. These lenses are durable, scratch-resistant, easy to clean and stay cleaner, longer

SapphireBenefits of wearing Crizal Sapphire No-Glare lenses:

  • See your best while looking your best! Less glare so you can combat the drain of computers and fluorescent lights on your eyes. Look good in your glasses with less unsightly glare so people can see your eyes
  • Protect Your Investment! These lenses have the best durability and scratch resistance so your glasses will last longer.
  • Easy to Clean! The best cleanability so any fingerprints, water and smudges wipe away with ease
  • Low-Maintenance! The best dust repellence so your lenses stay cleaner, longer

Crizal SunShield

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Crizal SunShield

Crizal SunShield™, the first and only No-Glare sun lens that provides complete UV protection.

Did you know ordinary sunglasses do not provide total UV protection? They offer protection from UV light entering on the front side of your lenses; however, they don't protect your eyes from UV light reflecting off the backside of the lens.

That has changed with Crizal SunShield, the first and only No-Glare sun lens with complete UV protection. This new technology now eliminates backside UV reflections, which reduces the amount of UV light entering your eyes, providing you with safer vision. Now your eyes can receive protection against backside UV reflection with Crizal SunShield.

More Comfortable Vision

Crizal SunShield No-Glare lenses also provide clearer and more comfortable outdoor vision by eliminating 99% of visible glare and reflections on the backside of the lens, which can cause eyestrain.

For the ultimate in outdoor vision, we recommend pairing Crizal SunShield with Xperio® Polarized lenses.

New Crizal SunShield, the most

  • Scratch-Resistant
  • Smudge-Resistant
  • Easiest to Clean … sun lens ever

Teflon Clear Coat

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Teflon Clear Coat

Introducing Teflon® Clear Coat Lenses:
Now you can see clearer and crisper than with ordinary lenses.

Ordinary eyeglass lenses cause reflections. These reflections create hazy, fuzzy, ghost images and halos that interfere with your vision. Lens reflections make it harder for you to see - especially in situations like driving at night, working at a computer, watching TV, and working under fluorescent lights

New Teflon® Clear Coat Lenses eliminate lens reflections so you can have clearer, crisper vision than is possible with ordinary lenses.
All wearers will benefit from the clarity of Teflon® Clear Coat Lenses, including children, especially if you spend time:

  • Driving at night, dusk or dawn
  • Using a computer
  • Working under fluorescent lights
  • Playing video games
  • Watching TV
  • Reading with overhead or window lighting
  • Teflon® Clear Coat Lenses help you look better too, because they eliminate reflections that keep people from seeing your eyes clearly in face-to-face interactions.

Other benefits of Teflon® Clear Coat Lenses include built-in scratch resistance with an easy-care surface that makes dirt, fingerprints and smudges wipe away easily.

Mirrored Sunglass Lenses

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Mirrored Sunglass Lenses

With mirrored sunglasses on, you can see everything clearly while completely hiding your eyes. Mirrored lenses reduce glare anywhere from 10-60% compared to regular sunglasses, making them very beneficial to the health of your eyes. Standard mirror colors are blue, silver, gold and black. Please use our contact form to enquire about other mirror colors which may be available upon request. Select one of our premium Zeiss mirror coating options for creating your own unique mirrored eyewear.

ZEISS Cool Mirror Colors

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ZEISS Cool Mirror Colors

Zeiss mirror coatings combine glare protection, fashion, fun and a unique look, and can be applied on clear, photochromic, solid and gradient tinted lenses, as well as plano (non-prescription) and prescription lenses. These cool mirror coatings are available in silver, gold or blue. You can also combine these cool mirrors with colored polarized lenses, photochromics and tints for your own unique look!

UV Absorption Coating

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UV Absorption Coating

Protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation by adding UV Absorption Lens Coating to your lenses. This feature can prevent cataracts and other solar-related diseases.

Rhinestones

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Rhinestones

Make your eyewear truly personalized by adding your own pattern of rhinestones. Select your desired color, number, and pattern by filling out our custom order request form. Submit a sketch or a link to an image to help us complete your one-of-a-kind order.

Submit a Custom Work Request

Custom Lens Shapes

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Custom Lens Shapes

We are happy to design and make custom lens shapes for our customer's rimless frames. Upload or direct us to an existing template or drawing, or chose from a selection of Silhouette designs. Fill out our custom form to request pricing for specialty shapes, such as hearts or stars.

Submit a Custom Work Request

NON-PHOTOCHROMATIC TINTED LENSES

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Tinted Lenses

Tinted lenses are a great alternative to photochromic lenses for improving visual comfort, keeping their tint constant at all times. Tints of virtually any color can be applied to eyeglass lenses. Lighter, fashion tints are used primarily for cosmetic purposes to enhance the individual’s personal style. Darker tints allow the wearer to use the lenses as sunglasses.

Color can be added to a lens as a solid tint, where the entire lens has the same color density, or as a gradient tint, where the color density is darkest at the top of the lens and gradually fades to clear or nearly clear at the bottom. Different colors can be applied to lenses for different purposes. For example, Yellow is often added to a lens to enhance contrast, especially in overcast conditions, making it a popular tint for pilots and hunters. It reduces the blue sky, making important objects stand out more clearly. Brown Amber also reduces the blue wavelength of light, making this tint ideal for hunting, fishing, and all other outdoor activities. Green (or its cousin G-15 – the classic color Ray-Ban sunglass lenses), is sometimes used as a sunglass tint, though brown and gray are the most popular sunglass shades. Red (or Pink) is a bold fashion color and also is popular among people who enjoy seeing the world through "rose-colored glasses." True Tone Gray reduces all wavelengths of light equally, giving you the most natural viewing experience. This is our most popular tint option. Gray-Over-Rose (top is gray, bottom is rose) is an example of a unique tint which is great for computer and cosmetic use. We can take any variety of colors and add them to a gradient-style lens tinting effect.