When shopping our site, we know you are always looking for the best frame style to represent your unique personality. Let’s not forget about the lenses, although not as exciting, still as important. The great part of shopping with us is you can get all the features you need in ONE lens for under $50.
If you have a mild prescription you can choose our totally free standard or mid-index lenses. The 1.50 standard index lens is compatible with prescriptions ranging from -2.00 to +1.00 and is a durable plastic. The 1.57 mid-index lens is suggested for prescriptions ranging from -4.00 to +2.00, which is thinner and lighter than the standard lens.
Even mild prescription lenses offer major UV protection. Our 1.50 standard index lens contains 85 – 90% UV protection. When you choose any of the above lenses you also receive anti-scratch hard coating free of charge and your glasses will automatically be treated with a clear coating making your lens surface less prone to scratching!
Are your eyes a more medium than mild prescription? No problem, you get some cost saving love too!
If you are ordering half-rimmed or rimless glasses you might want to invest in lenses with impact resistance. The 1.53 mid-index Trivex lens is the best impact-resistant option because of its superior clarity and is only $29.95. If you have a budget of $50 consider the more cost-effective 1.53 pure polycarbonate lens delivers great impact resistance for just $9.00! In addition, all of our lenses for medium-strength prescriptions come with 100% UV protection and anti-scratch coating.
Buyers with stronger prescriptions should opt for a high-index lens. The 1.61 high-index polymer lens reduces edge thickness for nearsighted prescriptions, reduces center thickness for farsighted prescriptions and the lens surface is flatter and lighter.
Those with prescriptions up to -6.00 or +3.00 can order this lens for under $20.00, which of course come with 100% UV protection and anti-scratch coating. If you have an even stronger prescription, choosing a 1.67 or 1.74 lens will cost a little extra, but will be worth it for even thinner lenses.
Add Affordable Lens Options
Keeping under the $50 mark, you can still add features to your lenses that will drastically improve your viewing experience and extend the life of your new glasses regardless of prescription.
Beyond UV Blue Blocker lenses will block blue light – the light blasting from computers, tablets and smartphones. Blue Blockers also provide 100% UV protection, and come with a free anti-reflective coating. If you have a 1.50 standard index lens you can add all of these features for just $16.95 to easily keep your order below $50.
Anti-reflective coatings significantly reduce glare from natural and artificial light sources. They also eliminate reflections so other people can still see your eyes. Zenni’s standard anti-reflective coating is free for Beyond UV blue blocker lenses! You can upgrade to a hydrophobic, or water-resistant, anti-reflective coating for $4.00 or to an oil and fingerprint resistant coating for $10.00. If you choose a traditional clear lens, our anti-reflective coatings are $4.95, $8.95, and $14.95.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality when paying less. You can order a durable, professional lens complete with premium features for under $50. What type of lens did you order being your financially, style-savvy selves? Let us know in the comments!