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We have just released the new New Kodak Total Blue 1.6AR lenses as an option on all of our full frames.
This is a new hybrid blue block lens from Kodak. It is twice as effective as our Mojo and Apex BluBlock AR lenses. They include:
- 1.6 high index lens material with a special monomer built in that filters blue light.
- A special front side anti-reflecting coating that reflects off blue light.
- A standard AR coating on the back to reduce glare and to keep blue light from reflecting back into your eyes.
- Clear lenses. No Tint. No color distortion.
- Scratch resistant, and hydrophobic coating.
- Very thin and light.
- 100% UV protection.
- 80% high energy visible (HEV) blue light protection.
These hybrid lenses protect your eyes from high energy visible blue light to ~445nm, similar to our Mojo BluBlock Night Yellow, Day Amber and Day Brown tints.
This lens option is $80.00 and is available on all of our full frames. (Not rimless or semi-rimless). This is the absolute best blue block AR lens we have seen. While the $80.00 price is high compared to our other options, it is very low compared to what optical shops are charging. (~$250.00 and up!)
It is available in powers from zero 0.0 to +4.00 or in prescription lenses for distance, reading, or computer.
Go here for more information and a video- Kodak Total Blue 1.6AR
We have received numerous requests recently for a particular lens tint from Brain Power Inc, called BPI 500/550. Here is the lowdown.Brain Power Inc is a lens tint manufacturer. Many, but not all of our lens dyes are from BPI, and we use them in special combinations with our polycarbonate lenses to achieve the optimal [...]
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You can now get our Mojo Polycarbonate lenses in Photo Grey AR! Our Photo Grey AR lenses lighten and darken based on the amount of UV light they are absorbing. Indoors they have a light, 1% grey tint. Outdoors they can darken up to about an 80% tint depth. These lenses are polycarbonate with a UV400 [...]
We have introduced 2 more new lines from Vivid Eyewear. The first is the Metro Collection which consists of styles for men and women priced at $49.00 in acetate with spring hinges. The Vivid Metro line is a nice collection of classic, retro, and fashion frames. The second new line from Vivid Eyewear is a small [...]
Light-weight frames are all the rage with new materials like Ultem and TR90. We are now offering new lines from Vivid Eyewear, a small, privately owned company that has been offering high quality, affordable eyeglass frames in the U.S for decades. Vivid Ultem: Ultem is very light in weight, lighter than titanium! It is also extremely [...]
If you were a fan of the Pocket Eyes folding readers that were discontinued by the manufacturer, we have a new style that you will love. The RGE Pocket Folding Readers PFR30 are very similar with the same shape and telescoping temples with spring hinges.The Gunmetal color-Size: 47-20-132 fully extended Lens Height: 24mmThey come [...]
Our new shopping features make it easy to find the perfect pair of reading glasses (or prescription glasses). Finding the right pair of glasses can be daunting given that we offer over 1000 frame styles with many options. We have made changes to our store to make your search much easier and more fun. The vast [...]
Several frame lines or brands are being phased out or have been discontinued by the manufacturer.The following lines are being closed out or are gone. Lucky Brand - RemovedINDIE - This line has been discontinued by the manufacturer. We do have some styles left.Some individual frame styles have been phased out or sold out in [...]
We have made it easier to get prescription lenses. Buy reading glasses or prescription glasses on the product page.If you just want reading glasses for up close or computer distance you can select the right and left powers and lens option, quantity, and then check out. Alternatively, if you want prescription lenses, we now offer the [...]