Simplyeyeglasses.com would like your online shopping experience
to be as simple and enjoyable as possible. We created an
overview with explanations to help you along with your online
purchase of eyewear.
Let's get started! First, find a frame.
If you have a specific frame in mind, try our helpful search
feature in the upper right corner of each page.
If you are undecided, you may browse our many selections in a
number of different ways. You will find menus both at the top
and on the left side of every page. Simply find the catergory
you wish to begin with and finish up with the frame of your
choice. After you have selected your frame, you will have the
option to choose frame size and color. You may want to take a
peek at our "view size chart example" underneath the
"select frame size" option on the right side of the screen.
If your frame choice was non-prescription sunglasses or a frame
only you may continue shopping for additional pairs or proceed
Selecting Lens Type
If you desire prescription lenses with your frame, the lens type selection can be made from the drop-down menu on
the right, directly under the frame color and "view size chart example". You may choose from four different lens
For prescription lenses you must choose one of the four. A brief description follows as to help you with your
selection. We know there are thousands. Break it down into smaller steps:
Single vision lenses are usually prescribed for correction in one field of vision, either distance or near.
If you physician did not enter a value for "add" or "addition" on you prescription, they are recommending
a single vision lens for you. If there is a value for "add" on your prescription, you will need to choose
from the three other types of lenses offered.
Flat Top Bifocal
Most everyone knows what a bifocal is. We manufacture the most common bifocal in two different sizes.
The flat top bifocal is a lens with the bifocal shaped like a semi circle with a straight line at the top
of the bifocal. Thus the name "flat top." The numbers 28 and 35 denote the width of the bifocal in
millimeters. Twenty-eight is the standard, but if you prefer a wider reading area, choose the thirty-five.
A bifocal provides two areas of vision; distance and near.
Flat Top Trifocal
Flat top trifocals are also semi circular in shape, with a flat top. Trifocals have a small area at the
top of the bifocal for intermediate vision. The intermediate area has less corrective power than the
bifocal portion of the lens to give one crisp, clear vision in three areas; distance, intermediate, and
near. Trifocals also come in 28 and 35 millimeter widths. The choice is up to the user.
Progressive lenses are an alternative to bifocals and trifocals. Often refered to as "no-line bifocals",
a more accurate description would be "no-line trifocals." Like a trifocal, progressive lenses have three
fields of correction, without the lines. Simplyeyeglasses.com offers four choices of progressive lenses.
The Kodak Unique is one the most technologically advanced lenses available. The Unique incorporates
digital technology to give one the closest thing possible to natural vision in a lens. Kodak, a name you know
and trust. The standard Kodak Progressive, while not quite as advanced as the Unique, may be the
choice for those on a little tighter budget but would still like the assurance only the Kodak name can provide.
Simplyeyeglasses.com also offers Varilux brand progressives. The brand often prescribed by eyecare
professionals. You may also select Image progressives. The Image is designed and manufactured by
Younger Optics, the company first to produce a progressive lens. The Image has premium lens attributes
with budget lens pricing.
The chioce is all yours. What lens type do you desire?
Input Your Prescription
After selecting a lens type, you must now provide Simplyeyeglasses.com with your prescription. This can be
accomplished in a number of ways. The easiest way is to simply fax or email us your prescription. That's all
you have to do . You don't have to worry with entering values for your prescription. We do the rest.
Another simple approach, providing your prescription is current, is to send us your old glasses. We
can obtain the prescription and p.d. off your old lenses.
If you prefer to do it yourself, you may enter your prescription into the fields found under the heading of
"prescription details." Using your prescription obtained from your physician, click the drop-down menus in
each catergory of "prescription details" and enter the appropiate values. If your physician has left any
of the content boxes blank, please leave the same boxes blank on "prescription details". Fields are
sometimes left blank for a reason. If you chose to enter the prescription details yourself, we will still
need to verify your prescription.
If you're not sure about something, please do not hesitate to contact us. We want to help.
Don't Forget The PD Measurement
We will also need a p.d. measurement. Though it is not manditory, many physicians note this measurement on
the prescription. It may be recorded in a box labeled p.d. If you can't find a box on the prescription
specifically designated for the p.d., it may be written in a blank area off to the side or underneath the
prescription. You are looking for a number, or two numbers, separated by a slash, each with a value between
50 and 75.
Another way we can obtain your p.d. is by sending us an old pair of your prescription eyewear.
If you're not sure about something, please contact us. We will be happy to help in any way possible.
If you feel there is a possibility you may be ordering your eyeglasses online before you visit your physician,
ask at the time of your visit for your p.d. Even if you are going to use an online company other than
SimplyEyeglasses.com, you will still need your p.d.
After entering your presription, you will be prompted to select a lens material. The most common and least
expensive is plastic. Plastic is an acceptable material providing impact resistance is not a concern.
If you have a high power prescription, (sphere and/or cylinder power over + or - 2.50) we recommend high index
for a thinner lens. When impact resistance is a priority, Polycarbonate is one of the toughest materials
available. Although it makes for a thin lens, with a refractive index of 1.586, it is not the absolute thinnest
material. However it is thinner than standard plastic and very light in weight. Due to it's impact resistant
properties, polycarbonate is an excellent material to use for eye protection in racquet and contact sports,
industrial applications, and any occupation requiring eye protection. Polycarbonate should be considered for all
children for the best protection for their eyes. If a person has vision in only one eye, polycarbonate is recommended
as to give the one eye protection. Even with polycarbonate's high impact resistant properties, as with any lens,
it is not shatterproof, and it will scratch as easily as any other lens. High Index lenses are one of the
greatest products to ever hit the lens industry. Just ask anyone who has went from a thick plastic lens to a
considerably thinner high index lens. They look better, they are lighter in weight, and help one to feel good about
All the different indices can seem complex, just remember one thing; the higher the index, the thinner the lens.
FYI: The index of a plastic lens is 1.498 and most glass is 1.523. There is no way to say for sure that your
prescription demands high index lenses. Again, we recommend purchasing high index if your prescription's sphere
and/or cylinder power is over + or - 2.50. Which high index? That's entirely up to you. Just keep in mind, the
higher the index, the thinner the lens. Again, SimplyEyeglasses.com will gladly answer any questions you may have.
This brings us to the original lens material. Glass. Glass should only be used when scratch resistance is a
primary concern. Glass is the heaviest of all materials and shatters easiest of all materials. Thus it is the most
unsafe of all materials. Though lens materials have come a long way since the days of "glass only," we understand
that some insist upon glass. SimplyEyeglasses.com may be the only online company to offer glass.
Now that you've made a lens material selection, let's discuss tints. Many tints are purely cosmetic. Dark greys and
browns are useful as sunglass tints. Yellows and oranges are good for low light applications. Simply choose the color
of your choice, solid or gradient, and the density or darkness (percentage). The percentage of color is probably the
opposite of what most would think. The percentage refers to the percentage of light the lens is allowing to pass
through it. For example; a selection of 80% would be a very light tint, and 20% would be a dark sunglass tint.
Polarized is the best choice for sunwear. Polarized lenses not only filter out some of the bright light, but
unlike a tinted lens, glare is greatly reduced as well which in turn gives you a better view of what you're looking at
and reduces eye strain in the process.
Transitions are like having two sets of lenses in one. When inside, away from UV light, the lens has vitrually no
tint. When exposed to sunlight or any other UV source, it transforms to a dark sunglass type lens. Since Transitions
activates with direct exposure to UV light, positioning yourself behind objects that block UV such as most windows and
car windshields, will not allow the lenses to activate to a dark state. If Transitions does not come up as an option,
it may not be available in that lens style or material. In those cases, SimplyEyeglasses.com has selected alternatives
with other types of light adjusting lenses. Life Rx, Instashades, and Photogray Extra are photochromic, color
changing lenses, activated by light.
Drivewear by Younger Optics is a polarized Transitions lens. It's a little different than the standard Transitions
lens in a couple of ways; it will activate behind an automobile windshield, and Drivewear has a tint in it's lightest
state. Drivewear is recommended for outdoor use.
Anti-reflective (A/R) coating is the last lens option to consider. A/R allows more visable light to pass through
the lens. The end result is sharper, crisper vision. A/R is especially helpful at night. A/R also reduces annoying glare
on the front surface of the lens, helping others to have a less obstructed view of your eyes. For this reason, most
people appearing in movies and television wear A/R. Simplyeyeglasses.com offers two tiers of A/R. Simply A/R can
accomplish all the previously discussed results. Simply Superior A/R has all the same benefits, with an added oleophobic
top layer that helps to repel dust and debris, making it easier to clean with less chance of scratching.
That's it, the ordering process is over. We know and understand that with all the different options it can become
confusing so please contact via phone or email and we will walk you through the process. We have opticians on staff
waiting to help you.
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