Lens Materials

Airwear provides a unique combination of benefits that make it the ideal choice for today’s active lifestyles, and provides the wearer with superior comfort and performance.  Airwear lenses are 43% lighter and 10 times more impact resistant than standard plastic lenses, so they have the lightness and strength you need in a lens while also providing the enhanced comfort and cosmetic appearance you desire.

Airwear lenses are made from polycarbonate plastic—which is found everywhere from your car to your home to essential accessories such as eyeglasses that make our lives better. From DVDs and Apple iMacs to many aesthetic applications including eyeglass lenses, consumers want the technology of tomorrow, with the style of tomorrow, and polycarbonate does just that.

Airwear lenses are not only lighter in weight and thinner than traditional plastic lenses, they also offer scratch-resistance, ultraviolet protection and are very impact-resistant.  In fact, weight/lightness was rated as the most important quality of a lens in a recent consumer survey†.

For people who rely on their spectacles for daily use, having the right lens is paramount. The lenses must be comfortable yet robust enough to cope with all daily activities, from sport right through to driving. Click here to learn more

To find out more information about Airwear, please visit www.Airwear.com

Vision Care providers say 80% of their patients want more cosmetically appealing eyeglass lenses. Thin&Lite Lenses are made from high-index plastic resulting in a thinner, flatter more comfortable lens.

With a higher refractive index Thin&Lite lenses produce the same vision correction as a regular plastic lens but in a thinner and flatter lens—for improved appearance and better vision.

For a variety of consumers, including those with higher prescriptions and for popular rimless frame styles, Thin&Lite lenses offer improved performance and cosmetics thanks to the latest lens technology.

Thin&Lite lenses are available in Varilux progressive designs. A high quality anti-glare treatment, like Crizal Alizé, is recommended for Thin&Lite to make the most of your lens performance.

To find out more information about Thin&Lite please visit www.ThinandLite.com

Thin&Lite 1.74 is the most advanced high-index lens ever developed, providing superior optical performance for patients with mid-to-high-range prescriptions.

Features & Benefits

  • Technology and sophistication
  • Ultra thin and lightweight – up to 50% thinner and 50% lighter than standard 1.50-index plastic lenses.
  • The flattest lens available – for myopes, up to three times flatter than standard 1.50-index lenses.
  • The best of all technologies- materials, design (Varilux), and AR lens treatment (Crizal family of products).

First 1.74 refractive index in the U.S.! Thin&Lite 1.74 represents Essilor’s absolute latest technology for the thinnest, flattest and most cosmetically appealing ever developed for mid to high index prescription wearers. And because Thin&Lite 1.74 systematically includes Crizal Alizé and is compatible with Varilux Panamic, it uniquely delivers the best of all technologies – material, design and coating.

Thin&Lite 1.67 are higher-performing lenses for all prescriptions; thinner and ideal for rimless eyewear. A very large product range is available…Thin&Lite 1.67 is the only high-index available with most Varilux designs: Varilux Physio, Varilux Panamic, Varilux Comfort and Varilux Ellipse. It is available in a large SV stock range including Crizal Alize and Transitions.

Every patient wants a thinner, lighter lens. That’s why we offer you Essilor’s Thin&Lite 1.67. It is 50% thinner than a 1.50 index lens. And combined with Crizal lenses, it means you can offer your patients crystal-clear vision.


High-index materials inherently offer a host of patient benefits, from performance to aesthetics to comfort.

  • Improved visual acuity.
    Aspheric design creates sharp vision in a thinner, flatter lens.
  • Enhanced cosmetic appearance.
    Thinner profile is more attractive and reduces the magnification of the eye in plus lenses.
  •   Increased wearer comfort.
    Lighter weight lens is easy to wear all day.

†Source: Jobson Optical Research Vision Watch September 2005.