Trivex Lenses: What You Need To Know

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Trivex lenses are the most popular lens material for people that are looking for superior optics and enhanced durability. They are made from a lightweight, impact-resistant material that offers excellent optical clarity and UV protection. Trivex lenses are The Optician’s eyeglass lens of choice when it comes to scratch resistance and durability.

Benefits of Trivex Prescription Lenses


Trivex lenses offer excellent optical clarity, which means they provide clear and sharp vision. They are designed to minimize distortions and aberrations, resulting in accurate and precise vision correction.

Impact Resistance

One of the primary advantages of Trivex lenses is their high impact resistance. They are considered to be one of the most impact-resistant lens materials available for eyeglasses. This makes them a popular choice for individuals who are engaged in sports or other activities that may expose their eyeglasses to potential impact or damage.

Thin & Lightweight

Trivex lenses have a high refractive index, which means they can be made thinner than some other lens materials. Thinner lenses are aesthetically pleasing, as they reduce the magnification and distortion of the wearer's eyes. This lens material is significantly lighter than glass lenses and slightly lighter than standard plastic (CR-39) lenses. Their lightweight nature makes them comfortable to wear for extended periods and reduces the strain on the wearer's nose and ears.

UV Protection

Trivex lenses inherently provide 100% protection against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This feature helps to safeguard the eyes from the long-term effects of UV exposure, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.


Trivex lenses are suitable for most all types of prescription lens designs including Single Vision and our Multifocal Progressive lenses. They can be customized to meet specific vision correction needs, including astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia), and farsightedness (hyperopia).

Scratch Resistance

Trivex lenses have good scratch resistance, although not as high as certain lens materials like glass or polycarbonate. Nevertheless, they can withstand everyday wear and tear without significant scratching under normal use.

Who Should Wear Trivex Lenses?

Prescriptions > +/- 3.00
Astigmatism prescriptions > +/- 1.00
Multifocal | Progressive lenses

Trivex lenses are an excellent choice for anyone who needs strong, reliable eyewear with excellent optical clarity. The Optician recommends Trivex lens material for any eyeglass prescriptions greater than a +/- 3.00, anyone with an astigmatism prescription more than +/- 1.00 or for those wearing a Multifocal | Progressive lens with prescriptions less than a +/- 5.00 in either eye.

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