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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Lenses

FAQ

What is the difference between the Exceed Deluxe and iForm?

Exceed Deluxe is a basic digital progressive design that is a great option for its value. The iForm is an enhanced digital progressive that can be fully compensated to the wearer. It is designed for sharp vision, a large reading area, and smooth progression from distance to reading. 

iForm is an excellent and popular choice for wearers who are accustomed to premium progressive designs.

What base curve do I use for different Rx’s?

We manufacture all lenses based on the Rx. Higher the minus, flatter the base and vice versa. Check out our base curve chart to see how we choose our base curve. Base curves are also very dependent on frame curvature. For example, most sports/wrap frames require a high base curve. If you are in need of uncut lenses for a sport/wrap frame please clock the curve of the demo lenses. Not all Rx’s will work in wrap frames.

How long will my job take?

If the job has no coatings it will usually take 1 work day. If lenses need to be ordered it could extend this time.

If the job has in-house AR coating the job will normally take 2 work days. If lenses need to be ordered it could extend this time. 

If the job has Crizal AR coating it will take about 3 work days

If the job is a specialty job (high power or complex frame that would be a MEI project) it will take about 1 week.

Breakage will always have to be taken into consideration, and could prolong the completion of the job.

Can I get this Rx as a stock lens?

CR-39: +/- Plano to 6.00 Diopters with a -4.00 cylinder

Poly: Plano to -9.00, Plano to +6.00 with a -4.00 cylinder

What do you have for Blue Light options?

Prevencia and Kodak Total Blue are what we provide for Blue Light coatings. We also provide the Vision Ease Blue Filter, BluTech and Essential Blue lenses that come with or without AR coating in polycarbonate. BluTech 1.56 and Poly are also in stock as Surfaced SV, iForm progressives, and most Shamir designs.

All lenses are available in our designs, such as iForm and Exceed Deluxe.

What is the difference between your AR coatings?

We provide ALL Crizal coatings. For more information on these coatings visit https://www.essilorusa.com/

Granite Package– This 2 year package includes a dip coating that ensures a hard coat that resists scratches and helps adhesion to prevent delamination. This AR coating is hydrophobic and olephobic and cannot go on Flat Tops. This AR has a green color. 

ARP– This 1 year AR includes an 8 layer process that ensures optimal quality and clarity. This AR has a green color.

Carat Advantage– The 2 year Zeiss Carat Advantage is very similar to our Granite Package; it includes a dip coating that provides an even, durable hard coat that resists scratches and helps adhesion. This AR is also hydrophobic and olephobic and cannot be applied on Flat Tops. This AR is a blue color.

Zeiss SET – Zeiss SET, a 1 year AR, is also an 8 layer process. This AR is a blue color.

What mirror colors are available and how much are they?

We provide all KBCo Pre-Coated mirrors, check the different colors out here https://www.kbco.net/. They are available on polarized lenses only as SV or iForm Progressives.

Basic colors are Blue, Gold, Silver flash mirrors

Can you do this high Rx at Hirsch Optical Labs?

Usually, YES! We have a team here that works on those higher Rx’s. Even if we cannot do it in-house, we have great resources we can go through to get the job done. 

You will be notified if your job must leave our facility due to its complexity, as these jobs tend to have higher turnaround times and higher prices.

Where can I find out pricing for my location?

On our website you can login to our “Member Login” where all your tailored information is. If you have any further questions, contact your sales representative or customer service and we can help you out.

Visit the “Member Login” page on the website to view your tailored information. If you have any further questions, contact your sales representative or customer service and we can provide you with specific pricing.

Can I send you edged lenses and have you put AR on them / can we add AR after they have been dispensed?

Yes. However, there is some risk to coating lenses that have been worn, such as preexisting scratches.