Prescription sunglasses used to be considered a luxury that many people viewed as unnecessary. Today, these add-ons or “secondary” pairs have actually become one of the hottest markets in eyewear. Prescription sunglasses are no longer uncommon or limited to a few frames and a couple lens options. Prescription sunglasses have grown into a designer’s market with any frame you could want and countless lens combinations, all while providing the desired quality, clarity, and protection patients need. The Vision Council conducted a study of U.S. consumers and found that sunwear unit sales rose 6.3% from 2012 to 2013, while the total industry retail dollars rose just 3.8%.
We are proud to offer the following selection of sun brands.
Xperio® is Essilor’s brand for prescription polarized sun lenses. They contain a polarized filter inside the lens, and eliminate glare while providing protection from the sun.
The lenses come in brown, gray, and gray-green. They are perfect for any prescription and cover the widest combination of designs and materials on the market. They accommodate single vision, bifocal, and Varilux progressive lenses.
Learn more about Xperio lenses here.
Xperio UV lenses are so superior to other polarized sun lenses that they take outdoor vision protection to a whole new level. From superior color, clarity, and optics, to unparalleled UV protection, Xperio UV lenses give you the best vision under the sun!
Some of the features of Xperio UV lenses include:
- Eliminates 100% of blinding reflective glare
- Provides the maximum UV protection available of an Eye-Sun Protection Factor (E-SPF) 50+
- Provides up to three times more scratch resistance than other competitive polarized lenses
- Provides the sharp vision and clarity to see vibrant colors
- Tremendously easy to clean.
- All Xperio UV™ lenses are available in gray, brown, and gray-green.
Also available: Xperio UV™ mirror lenses in blue, silver, and gold. Learn more about Xperio lenses here.
KBco produces some of the world’s leading polarized lenses. Known as “the polarized lens company,” it produces lenses with unmatched outdoor vision by reducing dangerous glare and providing UV protection. The lenses are available in more colors than just the standard brown and gray, offering unique shades like ruby and copper to the palette. All KBco lenses feature 100% UV protection, as well as E-SPF of 25.
Three Rivers Optical also offers KBco polycarbonate polarized mirrors in stock for lower cost and fast turn around time on Rx mirrored lenses.
In addition, KBco also makes lenses for high base wrapped sport frames. To learn more about KBco, please visit their website.
Based on military technology, NXT prescription sun lenses use a proprietary process called Confined Tint with Light Translation Technology and are made from a Trivex material. Trivex is an advanced polymer technology that provides strong impact resistance, optical purity, and lightweight performance. Every NXT lens is engineered to produce a specific spectral curve that optimizes transmittance across the entire light spectrum. This provides a glare protection and a dynamic brightness control to the lenses. Learn more about NXT sun lenses here.