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Single Vision Lenses

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Learn more about the single vision lenses we use to make your next new pair of glasses. From lens thinknesses & indexes, find out what lens you need to suit your prescription & budget!

What are Single Vision lenses?

Single vision lenses are what most people associate a glasses lens to be, with a single prescription value across the entire lens. They're suitable for any one kind of use; reading, computer work or distance.

Ideal for people that are short (minus SPH value requiring distance glasses) or long sighted (plus SPH value requiring reading glasses) that only need one pair of glasses. If you did require glasses for both uses, we reccomend a progressive lens.


Single Vision lens types

Standard 1.5 index

Our standard 1.5 index CR39 plastic lenses, perfect for general use and all frame types. Excellent optical quality means a great value lens.

Available in our Value, Bronze & Silver lens packages.

Recommended for prescriptions with sphere values up to +/- 3.00.

Thin 1.6 index

Our thin 1.6 index lens is both thinner and lighter than our 1.5 lens, giving you a reduction in thickness by 20%. Perfect for all frame types.

Select our Gold lens package to choose this lens & you'll get Scratch Resistance, Anti-Reflection & UV coatings included.

Recommended for prescriptions with sphere values up to +/- 4.00.


Thinner 1.67 index

The 1.67 index lens are great for people with a higher prescription. The aspheric surface design means a flatter front curvature and a reduction in weight & thickness by 30%.

Perfect for full and semi rimmed frames. Select our Gold+ lens package to choose this lens.

Recommended for prescriptions with sphere values up to +/- 4.25.

Thinnest 1.74 index

Designed for high prescriptions, these 1.74 index lenses are extremely thin and light, delivering outstanding optical quality due to an aspheric design.

It’s one of the thinnest and flattest plastic lenses available, which are incredibly up to 40% thinner than 1.50 index lenses. This thinner lens is much more flattering, reducing the distortion that high prescriptions cause when made with lower index lenses.

Choose the Platinum lens package to select this lens. Not recommended for rimless frames.

Recommended for prescriptions with sphere values above +/- 4.25.





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