Lens Options

Choosing lenses can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Consumer Reports magazine recently said, "There are so many choices for lenses and coatings, it's easy to be confused about what's worth buying." That's why at Rose Fashion Optical, we take the time to educate you about your lenses, so that you know exactly how your lens choices benefit you.

Lens Materials

Choosing the material for your lenses greatly affects the appearance, comfort, and visual acuity of your new glasses.

Plastic (CR39)

Plastic lenses, also known as CR39, have excellent optics and they are a very affordable option. The downsides to CR39 lenses: Thickness and weight. Also, we do not recommend using CR39 lenses in a "rimless" or "semi-rimless" frame, because they can chip easily.

Polycarbonate and Trivex

Polycarbonate lenses offer superior impact resistance, 100% UV protection, and they are very lightweight. The downside to polycarbonate lenses is their lower optic quality, and color aberration. Polycarbonate lenses are ideal for kids and safety glasses. The Trivex material is also very light weight, impact resistant and offers 100% UV protection, however it does not distort colors like polycarbonate.

High Index Plastic 1.60, 1.67 and 1.74

High Index Plastic offers the thinnest, lightest lens option. They provide 100% UV protection, incredibly sharp optics, but they are not impact resistant.