Lens Options

Lens Styles

Single Vision Lenses – Single vision lenses correct one distance only (near or far) and are the most common glasses used by those under 40 years of age.

Bifocal Lenses – Bifocal lenses or FT (Flat Top) has a visible line that separates the distance vision from the bifocal or the reading portion of the lenses.

Progressive (no line) – Also referred to as “no-line bifocals”, these lenses have three different prescription areas for near, intermediate and distance vision.

Freeform Digitally Customized Lenses: It’s High-Definition for Your Eyes
Think about the first time you saw high-definition television. Remember how it made your old analog TV picture seem drab and blurry? High-definition made colors brighter, shapes sharper, and brought everything keenly into focus. Now imagine having the same experience with your glasses. Sure, you can probably see fine with the ones you have, just like watching analog TV was fine when that was all you had. But what if you could upgrade to high-definition for your eyes? There’s a new technology that could change the way you see—forever. It’s called “free-form,” a revolutionary digital manufacturing process that uses computer-aided design and surfacing to create high-level, customized eyeglass lenses with your unique prescription. Because the lenses are surfaced on the inside, nearest your eyes; It increases your peripheral vision, a huge plus for motorcyclists!

Lens Materials

Polycarbonate – The most impact-resistant material available- these lenses exceed ANSI safety standards at less than 1/3 the required thickness! Polycarbonate lenses also have the added benefit of being lighter and thinner than basic plastic lenses. Recommended for safety, sports and children’s glasses. The safest choice for Bikers!

Trivex – Trivex material is a unique, scientifically-advanced category of lens material developed to provide the best balance of performance properties:

*Crisp, Clear Vision

For reading, computer work, driving, and any time vision acuity is important, Trivex material provides the optical quality that optimizes corrective prescriptions and helps to reduce eye strain.

*Lightweight Comfort

Lenses made with Trivex material are ultra-light for ultimate comfort; Trivex material is one of the lightest lens materials on the planet. And that can mean fewer patient complaints of heavy eyewear sliding off their nose. Unlike other lens materials, Trivex material blends the benefits of lightness and thinness, often resembling the thinness of a high index lens, but weighing even less than polycarbonate.

*Strength and Protection

For the demands of everyday living, eyeglass lenses need to provide protection from unexpected impact, breakage and from the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Unexpected physical contact can happen at any moment. Trivex material provides high impact resistance when it is needed most—like while playing sports or working in a hazardous environment.* The durability and robustness of Trivex material—plus its stress-free characteristics—make it an excellent choice for rimless (or drill-mount) frames and any lightweight fashion frames that rely on lenses for structural rigidity. And to protect your patients’ eyes from the sun, Trivex material blocks 100% of harmful UV rays.

High Index – ARE YOU EXTREMELY NEARSIGHTED OR FARSIGHTED? THEN THIN, LIGHT HIGH INDEX LENSES ARE FOR YOU.

If your prescription falls between -10.00 and -6.25 for sphere (SPH) or +/- 2.25 and +/- 3.00 for cylinder (CYL), your glasses will require high index lenses. Our 1.67 Anti-Reflective high index lenses are much thinner than regular polycarbonate lenses and are great for strong prescriptions. Primary benefits for you are thinner, lighter, flatter lenses.

Lens Types

Clear or Tinted – Has 100% UV protection, but does not change color like transition lenses.

antiglarePolarized – Polarized lenses improve vision clarity, especially in strong light conditions. They do this by controlling which light rays are allowed to enter the eye. By filtering-out reflected and scattered light, vision is crisper, and eye fatigue is reduced, as the visual system doesn’t have to “search” through a glared image. Polarized lenses will protect you from UV rays, glare and intense light. Available in regular (non-changing), as well as Transitions Vantage and Transitions Drivewear.

transitionsTransition Lenses – Transitions (Photochromic, 24/7) lenses change from clear to gray or brown in the sun, and back to clear when the sun is gone. This makes them extremely versatile for motorcycle riders who are on the road before dawn or stay on after dusk, as most riders need to pull over to change lenses or glasses on the road. Fully clear indoors and at night, just the right amount of tint outdoors. Fastest fade back to clear indoors of any transition lens. Blocks 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Does not darken behind a windshield or faceshield. If you need transition lenses that get dark behind a faceshield, look at the XtraActive and Drivewear lenses.  Available in gray or brown.

xtra-activeTransition XTRActive – “Transitions on steroids!”  Get darker, get dark faster, and even darken behind a windshield or faceshield, as they not only react to UV rays, they also react to ambient light. Darkest transition lens available, even in hottest temperatures.  Our most popular motorcycle lens. Available in gray only.

transitions-newTransitions Vantage – BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY!!  Great for motorcycles – the only transition lens that is polarized and also goes clear and night and indoors! Outdoors, the polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare, which can vary as the day progresses and conditions change.  That means you see life in the best light with less glare for better clarity and color. Does require UV rays to activate, so does not get dark behind a windshield. Best possible lens if you ride without a windshield or face shield.  Available in gray only.

drivewear-newDriveWear – Polarized transitions lens.  Does not get clear, goes from dark brown to lighter brown.  While several of our customers wear these at night for many, they do not get light enough for nighttime and indoor use.  Best day only lens available.  In bright, outside light conditions, the eyes’ visual receptors (the rods and cones) can easily get “overpowered” and “over-saturated” with light. Under these bright conditions, the Drivewear lens is designed for maximum filtration of this excess light. It achieves its maximum dark color under these conditions. Here again, it is important to provide maximum protection from blinding glare, and only polarized lenses such as Drivewear can do this. Drivewear is designed to provide maximum comfort to the wearer in these high outdoor light conditions. Available in brown/copper only.

crizalAnti-Reflective Coating (Crizal or Premium) – Distracting reflections and glare can rob the eyes of available light. Anti-Reflective (AR) coating allows virtually all the available light to pass through the lens for sharper, clearer, more comfortable vision. People are able to see more clearly with AR lenses, especially under low light conditions like driving at night. Key benefits of AR lenses include: reduces glare from headlights and streetlights for better night vision, scratch resistance, lenses are easier to clean and stay clean longer, better lens cosmetics, and reduced eye fatigue.

Optifog-newIntroducing Optifog™ – a new breakthrough technology with superior anti-fog properties.

On a motorcycle, fogged lenses can be very dangerous. Optifog is a new breakthrough technology with superior anti-fog properties. It has an advanced anti-fog top coat that, when combined with the Optifog Activator, provides long lasting fog free vision. The top coat and the Activator work together like VELCRO. Each of their unique properties combine to create a revolutionary anti-fog solution. Lenses with Optifog provide the best and most durable protection against fog on eyeglass lenses.

mirrow finishMirrored Coatings – Mirrored coatings reduces glare and brightness as well as provide a dramatic and appealing cosmetic appearance. You can choose a subtle mirror, called “flash” or an old school dramatic version!

Tint Colors

Grey – The best all-around tint because it provides a full color-spectrum. Keeps color distortion to a minimum while providing maximum reduction in brightness.  Best for:  General Use, Driving

Brown/Copper – Increases contrast by filtering-out harmful blue light (Blue-Blocker phenomena). Enhances depth-perception and vision in low-light situations. helps to see sharper.  Best for:  Everyday Wear, Golf, Tennis

Green or G-15 (Grey-Green) – Originally designed by the military for pilots, the G-15 tint provides clearest vision found in a sunglass lens, as the human eye is best at processing light in the green spectrum.  Best for:  Pilots, Jobs Where Color Perception is Important

Yellow – Dramatically increases contrast (thus increasing focus) without blocking-out too much light, ideal for sports and low-light situations. Not recommended for activities requiring accurate color perception. Best for:   Driving, Skiing, Skeet Shooting, Baseball

Blue – Mainly used as a fashion-tint because blue lenses do not filter-out harmful and glaring blue light. If the look of a blue tint is desired, we recommend a brown or gray lens coated with a blue mirror coating.  Best for:  Fashion Only

Rose – Cosmetically appealing as well as helpful for indoor use. Rose tints help to correct fluorescent-lit environments, bringing the perception of color back to a more natural spectrum.  Best for:Office Use, Computer Users to Reduce Eyestrain and Monitor Glare

Purple – Natural color perception, while offering moderate reduction in brightness.  Best for:  Hunting

Amber/Orange – “Warms” colors, creating a pleasing color-spectrum, enhances contrast, reduces glare by blocking blue light.  Best for:  Shooting, General Sport Lenses

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