Prescription Lenses - Avant-Garde Optometry

Prescription Lenses

Choosing the right lens in your glasses


Plastic lenses are the most basic lens material that a prescription can be molded to. These lenses have poor clarity, are heavy and break with minimal impact force.


Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than plastic lenses. They are highly impact resistant and offer mild UV protection. Polycarbonate also has mild heat stress within the lenses and has an Abbe value of 30.


Trivex is the lightest material and is 60x more impact resistant than plastic. It is also twice as scratch resistant as polycarbonate. The Abbe value is 43 and offers mild UV protection. This lens is suggested for most prescriptions from +3.00D to -4.00D.

Hi-index 1.67,1.70, 1.74

A Hi-index lens has a monomer structure that allows the lens to be exceptionally thin and light. This lens is suggested for prescriptions above +3.00D or above -4.00D. The lens is 15% thinner than a standard polycarbonate and 25% flatter.

Digital lens

Our IQ or digital lens combines a spherical front surface lens with a free form custom back surface lens. This lens expands peripheral viewing and allows superior clarity. This lens is highly recommended for high prescriptions and prescriptions with high astigmatism. The lens reduces distortions and aberrations to produce enhanced visual acuity.

Choosing the right Presbyopia lens

Sync lens

An advanced single vision lens that allows one to focus at near with minimal effort. The bottom of the lens has a boost in power to allow the viewer to comfortably see print and objects at near. This lens can be fit in non-presbyopic patients who experience eyestrain from prolonged reading activities. Sync is most often fit in new Presbyopic patients whose accommodation is fluctuating in and out. This lens is much easier to adapt to than a bifocal or progressive.

Tact lens

An advanced lens that is designed to aid computer users and people who need a larger range of near vision than reading glasses. The lens relieves eyestrain and provides correction for intermediate (computer) and near (cell phones, tablets, books). The lens is highly adaptable and easy to use.

Lifestyle 2 Progressive

Lifestyle 2 is our top progressive that uses double surface technology to expand the field of view and allow a comfortable transition from distance to near. It has the best image definition and eliminates the swim sensation. This lens has over a 1,000 focal points and allows clarity from 20ft to 40cm.

Array digital Progressive

This is our everyday use progressive that is easily adaptable and a great value. Array is a free form back surfaced progressive that reduces distortion and optimizes the image. This lens is easy to maneuver and add coatings and treatments such as transitions, polarization and anti-reflective treatments.

Anti-reflective (AR) treatment

Recharge Anti-reflective treatment is our most recommended AR because it not only decreases reflections, but it reduces blue light (emitted from computers, TV and phones) from entering our eye. Studies have shown excessive blue light exposure can damage our retinal pigment epithelium. This AR is also water repellent, dirt repellent and scratch resistant. Most are unaware there are over 30 different AR coatings and many craze or peel off within a matter of months.

We also highly recommend any of these options. Just ask one of our opticians.