Our Lenses

Our vision is clear:
yours should be too.

Our lenses are crafted from premium materials in partnership with the best lens manufacturers in the industry. With incredibly precise remote digital measurements and exceptional lens technology, we can actually change the way you see the world. Don't see what you’re looking for here? Get in touch; our in-house lab can custom-make just about anything you need to see.

Optical

Made in partnership with the top manufacturers in the. industry, our optical lenses utilize premium anti-glare coatings that are oil and water-repellent and anti-static. We pride ourselves on extra layers of scratch protection, making it easier to keep your lenses cleaner, longer. Our aspheric lens design gives you crisper optics, more natural viewing experiences, and thinner-looking lenses.

Clear All Day

Our standard clear lenses  come with a premium anti-reflective coating that allows 99.5% of visible light to pass through the lens and doesn't transition in the sun. This essentially eliminates glare from bright light sources and makes the lenses disappear in your frames for a clean look. Choose these if you’re looking for your hard-working everyday pair.

Digital Relief

Our solution for those of us who overindulge in screen time, these lenses have blue-light protection built directly into their base material, not just a coating. This results in higher blue light protection (upwards of 60% rather than the 40% most blue light coatings have) and better-looking lenses (no yellow tint!). These are paired with our premium anti-glare coating, without the common bluish-purple glare our competitors have. Choose these lenses if you spend your days buried in emails and Zooms; your eyes deserve a rest.

Indoor + Outdoor

Our Indoor + Outdoor lenses utilize Transitions’ latest technology, Signature Gen 8, to provide the best optical experience, whether you’re in the sun or not. These light-adaptive lenses get darker outdoors, clearer indoors, and have improved reaction time, without compromising on UV protection and crisp vision. They block 100% UVA/UVB rays, 20% of harmful indoor blue light and 87% of harmful outdoor blue light. These are a great option for those seeking a convenient option for sun protection, without the hassle of carrying around multiple frames.

Sun

Our sun lenses provide the best UVA/UVB protection in tints and colors that match your preferred style.

Polarized RX

Polarized prescription lenses are the premium choice when it comes to minimizing glare in the sun. They offer crisp optics with full UVA/UVB protection and minimize color distortion. Our polarized prescription lenses come standard in a dark gray color, but get in touch if you have something else in mind. Choose these if you're looking to minimize harsh daylight on the court or on the course, improve vision clarity behind the wheel, or simply safeguard against the sun.

Tinted RX

Our tinted prescription lenses are matched to the color in the manufacturer’s demo lens, providing optical clarity and full UVA/UVB protection, while preserving the intended aesthetic. Our in-house lab custom-tints all our lenses, ensuring near-perfect color matching, even with gradients and specialty fashion colors. Tinted lenses are the perfect choice to make a statement.

Non-Prescription Polarized Upgrade

Polarized lenses cut out reflective light that can be distracting, while offering full UVA/UVB protection. Our non-prescription polarized upgrade will come in a dark grey color unless you specify otherwise. Don’t need a prescription? Polarized lenses are a fantastic option to ensure you’re seeing sharply and clearly, even on the brightest days.

Custom Lenses

If you have unique lens needs, we offer custom lenses. Before or after you purchase your frames, book an appointment with a Visionist to share your vision (see what we did there?) and confirm your custom order.

Materials

CR-39

Our base material is perfect for full acetate or metal frames. They provide the best optical clarity.

Trivex

When glasses require an impact-resistant material, we use Trivex. This is a material that balances the best optical clarity with impact resistance and durability. These lenses can be grooved or drilled, so they can be used in any type of frame we sell. A large portion of the Mykita line are reliant on grooved lenses, and all rimless Maybach and Cartier frames require a lens that can be drilled.

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate lenses are an alternative to Trivex. They are impact-resistant, lightweight, and used for our readers.

High Index 1.67

When prescriptions require a compressed material to be thinner and lighter, our choice is a material called High index 1.67. This provides the benefit of reducing thickness to the prescription lens, reducing weight of the lens, and making the overall look of the lens ideal when filling higher prescriptions. We recommend our high-index 1.67 lenses for prescriptions with a + 3.00 or - 3.00 spherical prescription.

Elite Upgrade

If you have a strong prescription or a significant astigmatism correction, this option is highly recommended. The digital surfacing upgrade allows for “High Definition” vision, with increased optical clarity in the overall lens, and increased peripheral vision in all areas of the lens. All our progressive lenses come standard with digital surfacing. All our single vision lenses can be upgraded to Elite, ensuring the best possible optics and the most advanced technology.

Focal Types

Single Vision

A single vision lens is a lens with just one corrected prescription in the lens. For many people, a single correction is all that is necessary to see at various distances.

Reader

Our reader lenses are best suited to people who just want a simple magnifier as opposed to a custom prescription. Unlike readers you might find at a pharmacy, our lenses give you a superior visual experience. They’re made of a premium lightweight lens material and paired with a durable anti-glare coating.

Progressive

Progressive lenses allow you to see close, near, and far without switching between glasses when you have separate prescriptions for distance and reading. A progressive lens is the best all-purpose lens for those with a multivision prescription. At Visionist, we work with the Shamir Autograph iii progressive lens. We use Shamir lenses for their high-quality lens design, which combines free form technology with a personalized wearing experience. These lenses when purchased in an optical pair always come paired with our premium anti-glare coating, and can be crafted to your exact needs in our sunglasses as well.