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Eyeglass Lenses and Lens Options At Vision Source Willowbrook

Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your eye care provider can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.

Getting precise and personalized vision is more than just getting an accurate prescription, Zeiss I-terminal technology takes measurements unique to you to make sure you get the lens power the doctor prescribed in real-life wearing situations. This gives you the sharpest vision from your new eye glasses. Experience the difference when you visit our vision center!

Some of the lens materials and choices available to you include:

  • Hi-index 1.67 and 1.74
  • Polycarbonate
  • Transitions
  • Polarized
  • Digital Surfacing Technology (DST)
  • Digital Measurements
  • NEW! Zeiss DriveSafe lenses

Lens Materials

Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. We are proud to offer lenses made by Zeiss and Essilor.

Hi-index 1.67 and 1.74

This lens has quickly become a patient favorite. It is thinner than polycarbonate and offers almost no distortion around the edges for improved clarity. These lenses are ideal for people with high prescriptions.


The polycarbonate lens is one of the most popular lenses. It is light weight, thin, and incredibly durable. Although this lens is especially recommended for children due to it’s impact-resistant qualities, it also works well for anyone who needs a durable lens material.

Lens Options

There are many lens options that can enhance your vision and help your eyesight. Our lenses come with 100% UV A&B protection and have a standard scratch-coating on them as well. Learn more about the additional lens options and coatings below.

Anti-Reflective Lenses

Anti-Reflective LensesWearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.


These lenses get almost completely clear indoors, and get quite dark outside. They are activated by UV Rays, and although they have not traditionally gotten darker while in the car due to windshields being UV protected, the technology has improved significantly. This means that although they do not get as dark inside the car as they do outside, there will still be a comfortable tint. If your eyes are light-sensitive, we recommend these lenses as well as sunglasses for driving.


This amazing technology not only cuts out brightness, but also cuts out reflections bouncing off of surfaces such as windshields, swimming pools or the ocean. Utilizing polarized lenses can also help prevent diseases such as macular degeneration due to the fact that they cut out blue-light as well.

Digital Measurements & Digital Surfacing Technology

Traditional lenses cut by diamond wheels can have slight aberrations and imperfections. Lenses that are digitally cut ensure that the end product is exactly what the doctor ordered. These lenses also improve visual clarity and cut down on thickness. When this is combined with our digital measurement technology, the result is a truly individualized lens that provides the best vision possible.