Eyeglass lenses can be very expensive. Progressive lenses and specialty lenses go through a very long manufacturing process. Here is a video from Laramy-K Optical explaining in detail how lenses are processed and coated in a modern day, high tech lab..
(If you like this video then check out these 2 vid's we recently posted: How to Make Your Own Lenses)
About Eyeglass Lenses - It's pretty easy to see from this video that certain lenses would be expensive. For people that just need simple single vision lenses, the prices are much lower (or should be...). Single vision lenses are available in a wide variety of powers, materials, types, and coatings. Our prescription lenses are only $10.00 and you can get them with blue block tints or anti-reflective coatings.
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Steve Mower is a licensed Optician and creator of Mojo BluBlock Tints. Steve has over 30 years experience in the optical field. He has been a optical retail manager and has consulted on progressive lens development. Steve has been offering unique reading glasses solutions on-line at ReadingGlassesEtc.com since 2010.