Eyeglass Lenses Replacement

Eyeglass lenses replacement is perfect for mail-order, because your eyeglass frames already have lenses with your old prescription and all the other measurements we need to install perfect eyeglass lens replacements. All you have to do is mail your glasses in to us, and we will install the replacement lenses. Follow this link to begin ordering lenses.


We have been installing mail-order eyeglass lens replacements for 16 years, and we only use the highest quality materials, and the finest lens laboratory in the country. Crystal Vision Lenses replacement eyeglass lenses are easy to order. Just send your glasses and your new prescription to us, along with your phone number, and an optician will call you to discuss the best, high quality lens choices and options for your needs. Or, you can use the lens selector to read all about your lens choices, make your own decision, place the order, print out the invoice, and mail it with your glasses to us. You will receive a free shipping label to send your glasses in.

If you have any questions about ordering your replacement eyeglass lenses for glasses, feel free to call our customer service at (888) 896-3885, or send email to us at customerservice@eyeglasses.com. A trained professional will quickly respond to you to answer all of your questions. In the meantime, there is a lot of information on this website that you can read and educate yourself about replacing your own glasses lenses. Nowadays, there really is no reason to go into a local store to replace your lenses, because the prices will be much higher. Our lens quality is better than most optical stores, our prices are lower (because we do not have to pay for a storefront), and we are usually faster as well. Don’t hesitate, get started right away to send in your glasses to receive your replacement lenses.


 

Eyeglass Lenses Replacement – Types

We offer all kinds of replacement lenses, including single vision, progressive, bifocal, trifocal, Varilux, and Transitions replacement lenses. Our replacement lens materials include plastic and polycarbonate, super-thin high index , and even Zeiss glass lenses. You can also order replacement prescription sunglass lenses with custom tint, Transitions technology, polarized, and mirror coated lenses. All of our replacement lenses come with a “Perfect Lenses Guarantee” so if they do not work for you, we will redo them or refund you in full.

Replacing your eyeglass lenses by mail-order gives you the best quality glasses lenses at the best available price. However, there are many cheap and low quality lens services and so it is very important to order from a company like ours, which offers only name brand lenses, with a full guarantee, 16 years of history making lenses, and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Your lenses will be made in the United States, and every lens order goes through over 20 quality control checkpoints to ensure that your lenses will be perfect. Do not accept low quality substitutes for your vision. At Crystal Vision Lenses, quality is paramount and we pride ourselves on providing the best available quality lenses at the most reasonable price.

Eyeglass lenses by Crystal Vision Lenses are available in all the major categories, in prescription and non-prescription, custom made eyeglass lenses. All of our prescription eyeglass lenses are made in the USA, in our lab in partnership with one of the world’s largest lens makers. The first thing to look at is the lens purpose – single vision or multifocal. Then, look at the strength of your prescription, which will help to determine the lens material to choose. Then you can choose the actual lens, after which you can select the options that are available for that lens.

Single vision lenses have one viewing area throughout the lens, and are used mostly for distance vision, but also for computer and reading lenses. Multifocal lenses have more than one viewing area. In the case of progressive lenses, there is a distance area at the top, a reading area at the bottom, and a continuous intermediate vision area in the middle. All of these areas are connected seamlessly, so there are no visible lines. Bifocal and trifocal lenses have two or three viewing areas, and they are separated by a visible line.

If you are looking for prescription sunglasses, you will first select the actual lens, and then add the tinting options. Tinting comes in the form of a solid or gradient tint, Transitions (clear indoors and dark outdoors), and polarization. Of these, only the regular tint is customizable; Transitions and polarized lenses are only available in the colors and density as shown.

Single Vision Lenses

Single vision lenses are the most common lenses, both for new eyeglass frames and for eyeglass lenses replacement, although in the last 20 years with the advent of progressive lenses, single vision lenses have lost some of their popularity. Single vision lenses are very relaxing to wear compared to multifocals, because your eye has maximum movement to see through the lens with good vision, and also offers the best peripheral vision compared to multifocal lenses.

Single vision lenses also refer to lenses used for reading and computers. A custom reading lens made for your exact pupil distance, correction, and astigmatism will significantly improve your interaction, whether it be with a book or a computer. For people that are on the computer all day, a single vision lens is the perfect choice.

Single Vision, Plastic Lenses

Plastic lenses offer the best optics compared to higher index lenses, and only glass lenses have a better visual acuity. Our plastic lenses have an index of 1.56 and, like all Crystal Vision Lenses, they come with a scratch resistant coating at no extra charge. However, for prescriptions that are stronger than +/-4.00, plastic lenses become somewhat thick, heavy, unsightly, and most people tend to switch to a higher index alternative like polycarbonate or super high index. Plastic lenses are a great choice for most people, and offer a wide range of coatings and other options to fit any need or requirement.

Single Vision, Polycarbonate Lenses


Crystal Vision polycarbonate lenses have an index of 1.59 and are a great choice for prescriptions that range from +/-4.00 to +/-6.00. Polycarbonate lenses are virtually shatterproof, and are the lens of choice for children, youths, and sporting activities for any age person. Our polycarbonate lenses are ultra clear and light, with a minimum of aberrations that are visibly evident in inexpensive and low quality lenses. We offer a regular polycarbonate lens, and also an HD Digital polycarbonate lens both in single vision and in progressive.

Single Vision, Super High Index Lenses

Crystal Vision higher index lenses are available in 1.67 index and also in 1.74 index. We recommend the 1.67 index lens for prescriptions that range from +/-6.00 to +/-9.00, and we recommend the 1.74 index lens for prescriptions that are higher. With a high prescription, it is always recommended to add some kind of anti-reflective coating, because as the index goes up, so does the density of the lens, which increases the amount of reflected light, therefore increasing eye strain and reducing visual acuity.

Single Vision, Trivex Lenses

Trivex is a relatively new material in the lens market, and it serves a good purpose for some situations. It is the toughest material on the market, so it is recommended for rimless eyeglass frames – frames that have no rim over the top or under the bottom. Using Trivex, rimless frames will not crack the lenses, a problem that is often seen when plastic or polycarbonate lenses are used in rimless frame types. Trivex material also offers better visual acuity than polycarbonate or high index lenses, due to its advanced chemical composition.


Single Vision, Glass Lenses

Crystal Vision glass lenses offer the finest clarity of any glass lens on the market today. Glass, by virtue of its density, is by definition a clearer lens than any plastic or polycarbonate lens. The downside is that it is heavier than plastic, and also it could shatter under extreme duress. Also, glass lenses take significantly longer to process than plastic lenses, from 2-4 weeks on average, due to the stringent “drop ball” testing imposed by the United States FDA. Every lens is tested to be sure that it will provide the minimum level of impact protection. Glass lenses are available in regular, and high index versions; regular lenses are good for prescriptions up to +/-3.00, and high index is good for prescriptions up to +/-7.00; above that, and the lens becomes so thick and heavy that it is not recommended for use.

Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses were invented about 20 years ago by Essilor, the leading lens making company in the world, and the creator of the Varilux and Crizal brands. Many people love progressive lenses because they are multifunctional: they can be used for all-around use to see in the distance, nearby, or intermediate ranges. If you can only have one pair of eyeglasses, and you need some extra power in the close up ranges, the progressive lens could be a good choice. In addition, the progressive lens design offers a continuous mid-range vision, which is unavailable in single vision lenses. The most important reason that most people use progressive lenses is not functional, but cosmetic: many people do not like the look of a visible line in the lens because it makes them look “old”.

However, progressive lenses do have several drawbacks. The most significant drawback is adaptation: in order to make a progressive lens, plastic is built up in the side corners of the lens and you cannot see through these areas. You can only see through an hour-glass shaped area in the middle of the lens, which forces you to turn your head from side to side instead of the more-natural eye-turn movement that we are used to. People need to train themselves to learn how to see differently, and if you are not able to do that, you may get headaches, double vision, and poor vision. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for a person new to progressives to learn how to use them and if they do not “adapt”, they are forced to revert to single vision lenses or bifocals.

Progressive lenses are also considerably more expensive than single vision lenses, which makes them the best candidate for eyeglass lenses replacement by mail-order.  Progressive lenses in regular retail store start at about $200 and can go well over $1,000 per pair, so by ordering replacement lenses you can save $100 to $500.  For people that work in an office, the cost of a dedicated pair of glasses for computer use may not be more expensive than a single pair with progressive lenses.

Progressive Plastic Lenses

Plastic lenses offer the best optics compared to higher index lenses, and only glass lenses have a better visual acuity. Our progressive plastic lenses have an index of 1.56 and, like all Crystal Vision Lenses, they come with a scratch resistant coating at no extra charge. However, for prescriptions that are stronger than +/-4.00, plastic lenses become somewhat thick, heavy, unsightly, and most people tend to switch to a higher index alternative like polycarbonate or super high index. Plastic lenses are a great choice for most people, and offer a wide range of coatings and other options to fit any need or requirement.

Progressive Polycarbonate Lenses

Crystal Vision progressive polycarbonate lenses have an index of 1.59 and are a great choice for prescriptions that range from +/-4.00 to +/-6.00. Polycarbonate lenses are virtually shatterproof, and are the lens of choice for children, youths, and sporting activities for any age person. Our polycarbonate lenses are ultra clear and light, with a minimum of aberrations that are visibly evident in inexpensive and low quality lenses. We offer a regular polycarbonate lens, and also an HD Digital polycarbonate lens both in single vision and in progressive.

Progressive Super High Index Lenses

Crystal Vision progressive higher index lenses are available in 1.67 index and also in 1.74 index. We recommend the 1.67 index lens for prescriptions that range from +/-6.00 to +/-9.00, and we recommend the 1.74 index lens for prescriptions that are higher. With a high prescription, it is always recommended to add some kind of anti-reflective coating, because as the index goes up, so does the density of the lens, which increases the amount of reflected light, therefore increasing eye strain and reducing visual acuity.

Progressive Trivex Lenses

Trivex is a relatively new material in the progressive lens market, and it serves a good purpose for some situations. It is the toughest material on the market, so it is recommended for rimless eyeglass frames – frames that have no rim over the top or under the bottom. Using Trivex, rimless frames will not crack the lenses, a problem that is often seen when plastic or polycarbonate lenses are used in rimless frame types. Progressive Trivex material also offers better visual acuity than polycarbonate or high index lenses, due to its advanced chemical composition.

Progressive Glass Lenses

Crystal Vision progressive glass lenses offer the finest clarity of any glass lens on the market today. Glass, by virtue of its density, is by definition a clearer lens than any plastic or polycarbonate lens. The downside is that it is heavier than plastic, and also it could shatter under extreme duress. Also, glass lenses take significantly longer to process than plastic lenses, from 2-4 weeks on average, due to the stringent “drop ball” testing imposed by the United States FDA. Every lens is tested to be sure that it will provide the minimum level of impact protection. Glass lenses are available in regular, and high index versions; regular lenses are good for prescriptions up to +/-3.00, and high index is good for prescriptions up to +/-7.00; above that, and the lens becomes so thick and heavy that it is not recommended for use.


Bifocal Lenses


Bifocal lenses offer two viewing areas for distance and reading purposes. The reading area is visible and delineated by a line or lines. This makes it easy to find the reading area, but if you do not want other people to see that you are wearing multifocal lenses, you should choose progressive. Bifocal lenses are also less expensive than progressive lenses, but still cost more than single vision lenses.  As a result, eyeglass lenses replacement with bifocal lenses could result in significant cost savings.

Bifocal lenses are easier to use than progressive lenses, and do not have the adaptation period. Also, you can see through any part of the lenses – there are no blurry areas like in progressive lenses.

Bifocal Plastic Lenses

Bifocal plastic lenses offer the best optics compared to higher index lenses, and only glass lenses have a better visual acuity. Our bifocal plastic lenses have an index of 1.56 and, like all Crystal Vision Lenses, they come with a scratch resistant coating at no extra charge. However, for prescriptions that are stronger than +/-4.00, plastic lenses become somewhat thick, heavy, unsightly, and most people tend to switch to a higher index alternative like polycarbonate or super high index. Bifocal plastic lenses are a great choice for most people, and offer a wide range of coatings and other options to fit any need or requirement.

Bifocal Polycarbonate Lenses

Crystal Vision bifocal polycarbonate lenses have an index of 1.59 and are a great choice for prescriptions that range from +/-4.00 to +/-6.00. Polycarbonate lenses are virtually shatterproof, and are the lens of choice for children, youths, and sporting activities for any age person. Our bifocal polycarbonate lenses are ultra clear and light, with a minimum of aberrations that are visibly evident in inexpensive and low quality lenses. We offer a regular polycarbonate lens, and also an HD Digital polycarbonate lens both in single vision and in progressive.

Bifocal Super High Index Lenses

Crystal Vision bifocal higher index lenses are available in 1.67 index and also in 1.74 index. We recommend the 1.67 index lens for prescriptions that range from +/-6.00 to +/-9.00, and we recommend the 1.74 index lens for prescriptions that are higher. With a high prescription, it is always recommended to add some kind of anti-reflective coating, because as the index goes up, so does the density of the lens, which increases the amount of reflected light, therefore increasing eye strain and reducing visual acuity.

Bifocal Trivex Lenses

Trivex is a relatively new material in the progressive lens market, and it serves a good purpose for some situations. It is the toughest material on the market, so it is recommended for rimless eyeglass frames – frames that have no rim over the top or under the bottom. Using Trivex, rimless frames will not crack the lenses, a problem that is often seen when plastic or polycarbonate lenses are used in rimless frame types. Bifocal Trivex material also offers better visual acuity than polycarbonate or high index lenses, due to its advanced chemical composition.

Bifocal Glass Lenses

Crystal Vision bifocal glass lenses offer the finest clarity of any glass lens on the market today. Glass, by virtue of its density, is by definition a clearer lens than any plastic or polycarbonate lens. The downside is that it is heavier than plastic, and also it could shatter under extreme duress. Also, glass lenses take significantly longer to process than plastic lenses, from 2-4 weeks on average, due to the stringent “drop ball” testing imposed by the United States FDA. Every lens is tested to be sure that it will provide the minimum level of impact protection. Glass lenses are available in regular, and high index versions; regular lenses are good for prescriptions up to +/-3.00, and high index is good for prescriptions up to +/-7.00; above that, and the lens becomes so thick and heavy that it is not recommended for use.

Eyeglass Lenses Coatings and Options

Eyeglass lens coatings and options are all dependent on the base lens that you choose, and to a lesser extent, the frame style. The more lens options you choose, the more the price goes up, and thus increases your savings if you choose to do eyeglass lenses replacement by mail-order. Coatings and options can add up to hundreds of dollars in addition to the base cost of the lens, so you can save a significant amount of money by mailing in your frame to receive replacement eyeglass lenses.

Anti-Scratch Coatings

Anti-Reflective No-Glare Coatings

Sunsensitive Transitions Lenses

Polarized and Tinted Lenses

Mirror Coatings

Lens Services