Learn about the different types of optical lenses and treatments available at Eye Boutique and how our innovative lens lab works.

Optical Lenses

Craftsmanship and science; the journey to better sight.

Quality Optical Lenses Online & In 8 Chicago Area Eyeglass Stores

When it comes to getting a new pair of glasses, most people spend over 80% of their time just choosing their frames. But quality optical lenses are what allow you to see the world correctly, clearly and comfortably.

Eye Boutique is proud to offer optical lenses from ZEISS, a global leader in optical innovations.

Learn more about our state-of-the-art LBC Optics lens lab or visit the Eye Boutique nearest you.


Types of Lenses

Eye Boutique opticians are lens experts, guiding you through the options for lenses and coatings to give you the best vision and value. All lens materials and coatings listed below are available for all our prescription lenses, including:

Single vision lenses

help correct either nearsighted or farsighted vision

Bifocal lenses

have two separate areas with different focal lengths and distinct optical powers.

Progressive lenses

(also called multifocal lenses) have a smooth transition between areas of the lens with different focal lengths, to correct all types of nearsighted and farsighted vision. GT2 progressive lenses use precision ZEISS technology to deliver satisfying, natural vision for everything you do.

PhotoFusion® lenses

adapt quickly to changing light conditions. The high- and mid-index lenses react up to 2 times faster* from dark to clear and up to 20% faster* from clear to dark than previous photochromic lenses by ZEISS.


by ZEISS keeps your eyes comfortable all day, fights digital eye strain and is good for many up-close activities like cooking, gardening, gaming and playing music.

PureCoat® PLUS

lenses offer very good anti-reflective properties and come with a blue reflection color.

ZEISS optical lenses

Lens Materials

CR-39 Plastic

is a thermal-cured plastic polymer popular because of its low cost and light weight.


was first used to make helmet visors and safety glasses and is now a popular choice for prescription eyeglasses. Polycarbonate is lighter and more impact-resistant than CR-39 plastic.

High-index Plastic

a higher refractive index (how efficiently light passes through the material) than CR-39 plastic, making the lenses thinner and lighter.


lenses have excellent optical qualities, are scratch resistant and typically cost less than plastic. Glass lenses are not widely used because they are heavier and break more easily than plastic.

Lens Treatments

scratch resistant coating for optical lenses

Scratch resistant coating

makes plastic and polycarbonate lenses more durable.

anti-glare coating for optical lenses

Anti-glare coating

(aka anti-reflective or AR coating) improves contrast and clarity by eliminating reflections in your lenses, including glare in pictures.

optical lenses with UV protection

UV protection

can help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye problems caused by UVA and UVB rays.

photochromic optical lenses

Photochromic treatment

enables optical lenses to darken and clear in response to UV rays from the sun.

optical lenses that block blue light

Blue light blocking

reduces digital eye strain by minimizing exposure to blue light emitted by screens and energy efficient lighting.

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