Learn about world-class optical lenses by ZEISS & the latest advances in eyeglass lens technology. Whether you need single-vision, progressives, blue light blocking or lenses for driving, we'll guide you through the options for lenses & coatings to give you the best vision & value.
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Optical Lenses

When getting a new pair of glasses, most people spend 80% of their time just picking the frames. Quality optical lenses are what allow you to see life clearly and comfortably, which is why we're proud to offer ZEISS lenses. Our opticians can guide you through lens and coating options for your eyeglasses, sunglasses or safety glasses. You'll find your best vision and value at Wisconsin Vision.

Optical Lenses & Lens Treatments

Choosing eyeglass lenses for optimal vision & value

We want you to love the way you look and the way you see. Our highly trained opticians are lens experts, here to guide you through your options for lenses and coatings so you can make the best choice for your prescription and eye health.

ZEISS Lenses

Wisconsin Vision is proud to use eyeglass lenses from ZEISS, the world’s leading manufacturer of precision optics.

All our eyeglass lenses are hand-finished in our own state-of-the-art lens lab located in New Berlin, WI.


All clear ZEISS plastic eyeglass lenses include ZEISS UVProtect technology for protection against UV radiation.

ZEISS offers a comprehensive range of optical lenses for vision correction including special lenses designed for specific environments and activities.

ZEISS lenses are available with the most advanced lens enhancements, including anti-glare & anti-scratch coatings.


Types of Optical Lenses

Single vision lenses

Single vision lenses have the same prescription power across the entire lens. Ideal for correcting myopia (near-sightedness) and hyperopia (far-sightedness).

Bifocal lenses

Bifocals are made up of two lenses to correct both near and far-sighted vision. Bifocals have a visible dividing line between the two.

Trifocal Lenses

Trifocals are made up of three lenses to correct not only near and far distance vision, but also presbyopia, the inability to focus in the middle distance (caused by loss of flexibility in the eye’s lens).

Progressive lenses

Progressive lenses are becoming an increasingly popular choice over bifocals and trifocals. Progressive lenses correct vision at near, middle and far distances with no “transition zone” or visible divide.

Toric Lenses

Toric lenses are a type of single-vision lens used to correct astigmatism by adding cylinder correction, an additional prescription power.

Prism Lenses

Prism lenses correct heterophoria, a vision disorder characterized by the eyes not looking in the same direction when at rest.

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

Lens treatments (aka lens coatings) enhance the performance of your eyeglass lenses in specific ways and can be applied to any type of optical lens.

scratch resistant coating for optical lenses

Scratch-Resistant Coating

This lens treatment is applied to the front and back of optical lenses to give them a much harder surface and make them more durable.

anti-glare coating for optical lenses

Anti-Reflective Coating

Also called AR coating or anti-glare coating, this treatment eliminates reflections on the front and back of your eyeglass lenses.

optical lenses with UV protection


Built-in UV protection in clear or dark lenses blocks harmful UV rays to protect your eyes and the sensitive around your eyes.

photochromic optical lenses

Photochromic Treatment

Photochromic lenses automatically darken and clear in response to UV rays so you can see comfortably indoors and out.

optical lenses that block blue light

Blue Light Blocking

Optical lenses that block blue light waves reduce digital eye strain and protect your eyes from exposure to blue light from screens, LEDs, and sunlight.


Polarized lenses are treated with a chemical filter that blocks horizontal light rays while letting vertical light rays through. This means annoying glare from sunlight reflected on the water, cars, or other shiny surfaces is filtered out so you enjoy improved vision in bright sun.

Mirror Coating

Lenses with a highly reflective mirror coating on the outside hide your eyes from view and greatly reduce glare when you’re outdoors.


Adding a colored tint to clear lenses can be done for aesthetic reasons and to improve lens performance for sports, driving, and other specific applications.

Choosing optical lenses with confidence

You shouldn’t have to be an optician to get the best lenses and coatings. That’s why Wisconsin Vision opticians are career professionals with in-depth understanding of all the latest lens and treatment options.

We’ll take the time to understand your unique vision needs and make recommendations based on your prescription, preferences, and budget.

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