Lens Styles


Single-vision lenses are one of the most prescribed lenses and are beneficial for many conditions. Distance, intermediate, or reading vision throughout the entire lens.

Specialty Lens: Eyezen lenses are for up close work with four different options for age-appropriate patients that do lots of up-close work including computer, tablets, and phones.

Bifocal lenses

Bifocal lenses assist with distance vision in the top and up-close vision in the bottom of the lens but have a visible line between viewing distances. We can also accommodate individuals that prefer trifocal or seg 24 round lens.


Progressives are no-line multifocal lenses with up to three viewing areas for near-, mid- and distance vision you can see up close and far away with one pair of glasses.

Brands: Shore View, Select Smooth

Digital Progressive

Digital Progressive technology has a wider viewing area with less distortion.

Heritage lenses combine the accuracy of digital with the ease and flexibility of conventional designs to give you sharp vision.

Brands: Heritage, Image, Legacy, and Varilux

Starting around age 40, your eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects or you might have difficulty reading in dim light. This common eye condition is called presbyopia, and it’s a natural part of aging that will eventually affect you no matter how good your vision was when you were younger.

man having difficulty reading as his eyes age and he develops presbyopia
older woman reading with her progressive lenses

Vision changes as you age, but it should not get in the way of how you live, work, and play unlike bifocals or ordinary progressive lenses Varilux progressive lenses help you achieve the most natural vision possible. Varilux lenses help the Transition from near to far and every distance in between smooth and effortless. In addition to providing sharp vision and smooth transitions at any distance, it extends your vision within arm’s reach, so you no longer must tilt or angle your head to find your focus.

Lens Materials

One of our missions at Payless Optical is to provide a variety of lens materials to best suit the customer according to their needs.

CR-39 lenses

CR-39 lenses are conventional plastic material that have been widely used since their introduction in 1947. One of the biggest advantages of this lens is its affordability.  It also provides good optical clarity and is easy to tint.

Polycarbonate lenses

Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than CR-39 lenses.  Another significant advantage of these lenses is that they are impact resistant.  Polycarbonate lenses offer up to 10 times more impact resistance than regular plastic lenses and safe for children.

Mid index 1.56

Mid index 1.56 is a lens material that reduces the thickness of the lens. It is mostly used for strong prescriptions.


Trivex, are the lenses of choice for safety glasses, children’s eyewear, and for anyone who wants durable yet thin lenses. Trivex and polycarbonate naturally block most UV light. Trivex is the lightest weight lens material available.

Additional Features

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Blue light filter

Blue light filter can protect your eyes from harmful blue light coming from screens and the blue light emitted from the sun.

Transition lenses

Transition lenses are expertly engineered to provide your eyes with a better vision experience, better style, and better protection. Outdoors, these lenses darken in seconds. Indoors they return to clear faster than ever.

Transitions extra active lenses

Transitions extra active lenses are recommended for wearers who are noticeably light sensitive or frequently exposed to bright light. They deliver the best extra darkness and the best extra light protection from intense light indoors and outdoors, even in the car. Both transition color shades include: Grey and Brown, as well as colorful options.


Anti-Glare is a coating applied to the lenses to protect the eye from glare, florescent lights, and blue light.

man driving in low light at sunset
Anti-Reflective Coatings

Have you ever experienced a bright sunny day which made it harder for you to see? Or have you ever driven at night and had trouble seeing the road due to headlights from oncoming traffic’s headlights giving a “halo” effect. These are the exact things Crizal coatings can help alleviate, as well as provide a 2-year warranty for peace of mind.

Crizal Prevencia

Between sunlight and most digital screens, blue light surrounds you every day. Help stay protected with Crizal Prevencia lenses that block out harmful blue light.

Crizal Sapphire HR

Crizal Sapphire HR is a premium no-glare coating made for looking for the best. Formulated with innovative technology like their patented “High-Resistance Technology” and an embedded layer that helps reduce glare better than ever before. Sapphire HR strives for the best vision possible.

Crizal Rock

Crizal Rock is the most scratch resistant no-glare lens ever made for durability like never before. Crizal Rock features a superhydrophobic topcoat that provides excellent smudge resistance and makes lenses easy to clean. Crizal Rock’s mission is to create the most durable lens coating possible.

Ice AR

Ice AR anti-reflective coatings are hydrophobic and oleophobic which means your lenses will be easier to clean and stay clean longer. Based on an ultra-hard scratch coat your lenses will receive a durable, scratch resistant product. Ice AR offers over 5x more scratch resistance than an un-coated CR-39. Ice AR also comes with a 2-year warranty.