Plastic vs. Hi-Index Lenses
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.
THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THIN & LITE
Essilor of America, Inc. will once again transform the lens industry with the introduction of Thin & Lite 1.74 this summer. Available exclusively from Essilor, Thin & Lite 1.74 will be the thinnest and flattest high-index material available, making it a marquis lens choice for patients with high prescriptions.
Thin & Lite 1.74 lenses are offered in single vision. All lenses will be coated with Essilor’s award-winning Crizal Alizé and we offer this material in all our SV and progressives and can be combined with all our AR treatments. This anti-reflective treatment prevents dirt deposits on the lens and makes it easier to clean; improving aesthetics, as well as sharpness of vision and contrast sensitivity.
Power ranges for the product are: Thin & Lite 1.74 in Crizal Alizé, -20.00 to +8.00 up to a 4.00 cylinder and single vision, -18.00 to +10.00 up to a 4.00 cylinder.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES?
Xperio polarized prescription sunglasses protect against UV damage, glare, scratches, smudges, dust, and water for the best vision under the sun.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES?
Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses are supplied from the manufacturing laboratory with an Xperio UV lenses Certificate of Authenticity (COA) card. To ensure your receipt of genuine Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses, the COA card includes product registration information and an Xperio UV lenses cleaning cloth. If you do not receive these items with your Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses, please consult our eyecare professionals.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES COLOR OPTIONS?
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES MIRROR OPTIONS?
ARE XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES HEAVIER OR THICKER THAN REGULAR SUN LENSES?
The treatment that delivers the exceptional performance of Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses is very thin—thinner than a strand of hair. The actual thickness and weight of your glasses is a function of the lens material and prescription.
CAN I GET TRANSITIONS® LENSES WITH XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES?
No, Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses are designed to be a clear lens replacement. Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses lenses are a dedicated outside solution that allows you to have glare-free vision outside, while still providing maximum UV protection and ultimate durability.
CAN I GET VARILUX PROGRESSIVE LENSES WITH XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES?
HOW DO I CLEAN MY XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES?
The best way to clean your lenses is by first rinsing your lenses under warm, running water to remove any sandy/gritty debris, then cleaning with a mild liquid dishwashing soap to remove facial oils, rinsing with water, and drying with a soft cotton cloth. Finish by polishing your lenses with the microfiber Xperio UV cleaning cloth provided to you. You can also use the Xperio UV cloth for touch-up cleaning throughout the day when it is not convenient to wash the lenses. The super hydrophobic properties of Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses facilitate the removal of smudges, dust, dirt, and fingerprints easily.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY XPERIO UV CLEANING CLOTH?
Cleaning cloths can be washed on the gentle cycle in the washer or hand-washed. We recommend that you do not use any laundry additives (such as fabric softener) which could leave a residue on the cloth. Ask our eyecare professionals about purchasing additional cleaning cloths, if needed.
CAN I USE ALCOHOL TO CLEAN MY LENSES?
Occasional use of alcohol on Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses will not be harmful. However, we do not recommend daily use of alcohol.
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE HAIR SPRAY OR PAINT ON MY LENSES?
If you cannot remove the hair spray with a mild detergent soap and running water, we recommend taking your lenses to our eyecare professionals for evaluation and removal of the hair spray or paint from your lenses.
CAN I USE A LENS CLEANER?
Any commercially prepared lens cleaner formulated to be used with anti-reflective lenses can be used with Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses.
CAN I KEEP MY SUNGLASSES IN THE CAR?
It is not advisable to store sunglasses in your automobile (e.g., leaving them on the dashboard of your car), especially in warmer climates. It will potentially damage your lenses and frames.
ARE XPERIO UV POLARIZED PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES SOLD IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses are unique to the United States. This is the U.S. website and the information pertains to products sold in the United States. For information about other countries, contact us.