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Hi-Index and Polycarbonate Lenses

PLASTIC VS.
HI-INDEX LENSES

Hi-index lens material reduces lens thickness, making these lenses more comfortable and better looking by minimizing the size of visible lens edges for nearsighted wearers and reducing the magnified “bug eye” appearance associated with farsighted wearers. Essilor offers a variety of hi-index 1.67 and 1.74 lenses that are thinner and lighter than plastic—like select Eyezen™ lenses, which are available in hi-index materials.

Polycarbonate lense technology.

LIGHTER, STRONGER, AND MORE DURABLE

Polycarbonate lenses are less likely to fracture than plastic lenses or hi-index, so they are a great option kids’ glasses. Essilor’s polycarbonate lenses are 20% thinner, 30% lighter, and 12x more impact resistant than standard plastic lenses. Anti-reflective treatments—such as Crizal Sapphire® 360°—can be added to Essilor’s polycarbonate lenses.

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Progressive
Lenses

Provide sharp vision and smooth transitions at any distance.
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SINGLE VISION LENSES

Help defend against digital eye strain† so your eyes stay relaxed and comfortable.

Personalize Your Lenses

Discover a customized solution for your lifestyle.

Essilor Ultimate Lens Package

Combine three innovative technologies for our best in vision, clarity, and protection.

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† For EyezenTM+ designs 1, 2, and 3. Ask your eyecare professional what’s best for you.