Making the impossible, possible

The Thin-Tech lens design creates the perfect balance between visual performance (function) and thinner lenses (fashion). Our patented lens design software analyzes frame construction, wrap angle, prescription and associated measurements to provide an optimized visual zone, while incorporating position of wear Rx compensation for the best vision. And, our patented thinning algorithm assures the thinnest lens possible for a fashionable appearance.  Thin-Tech offers a significant reduction of lens center and edge thickness, thereby reducing overall weight. Customers can now choose fashionable wrap frames with the assurance of visual excellence and appearance.

  • Patented Thinning Algorithm
  • Patented Active Design Technology for Rx Sun
  • Patented Dynamically Engineered Visual Zone
  • The most advanced calculation engine is used to create a customized high-base lens design at the backside of the lens.
  • The Ultimate in Cutting Edge Digital Surfacing
  • Technology for Prescription Sun Lenses
  • Widest Rx Prescription Range. Thin-Thin Lens design offers the best optical performance from +8.00 to -10.00. Higher ranges are available as a special order.
  • Available in Single Vision and Progressive Lens Designs.
  • Choose any sunwear frame, large frame sizes and wraps
  • Thin-Tech design also applicable to high powered dress wear for reduced thicknesses ( iThin )
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Thin-Tech lens designs are covered by US Patent # 8,002,4043 & 8,499,111; Japan patent 5202564; Australian patent 2010201129; Taiwan Patent 390269; India Pat. No. 272915; Germany Pat. Nr. 20 2010 018 595. Other patents pending.

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The Thinnest, Lightest Lenses Available for Plus Power Prescriptions.

What if you could take the lens material of your choice, including high index materials, and make them even thinner and lighter? Well, now you can!

iThin’s revolutionary lens design, powered by Thin-Tech technology, works with all lens materials: CR39, Trivex, Poly, 1.60, 1.67 and 1.74.

With iThin, even high plus patients can choose the frame they want with the assurance of getting the most stylish, lightest and thinnest lenses available on the market today.

Made with patented Thin-Tech™ lens design software, iThin lenses analyze each prescription in relation to frame construction, base curve, position of wear and associated measurements to reduce lens thickness and weight by up to 40%.

Making The Impossible, Possible!
iThin lenses can be edged to fit almost every fashion frame, even with very high plus prescriptions, giving your patients a completely new wearing experience!

Available in Single Vision and Progressive Lens Designs
iThin reduces thickness, weight and fisheye magnification that is typical in plus lenses.

Widest Prescription Range
iThin lenses give superior optical performance up to +10.00. iThin is also available for high minus prescriptions, up to –10.00.

All Materials
iThin lenses can be made in any material: CR-39, Poly, Trivex, 1.60, 1.67 and 1.74.

Great Value!
iThin lenses are almost the same price as conventional lenses.

Patented Design
iThin lens design is covered by US Patent# 8,002,404 & 8,499,111; Japan patent 5202564; Australian patent 2010201129; Taiwan patent 390269. Other patents pending.

Specialty Lenses

You have a passion, we have a lens!

American Polylite offers our high-definition lens designs in a variety of lens materials, properties and colors. In addition to standard clear, polarized, tinted, and photochromic lenses, American Polylite offers these specialized lenses to fit a variety of lifestyles and outdoor applications. We use advanced technology to design lenses that match your lifestyle and your passion. Choose the perfect lens that’s just right for you!


Proguard UV+HEV+IR

Slow the effects of premature aging in and around the eyes!

Radiation from the sun consists of 5-7% UV, 39-42% visible light, and 54% IR- which is heat. IR rays increase dehydration in the skin and eyes, contribute to eye fatigue, and can damage collagen around the eyes resulting in premature or worsening wrinkles around the eyes. Additionally, this heat may contribute to retinal or lens damage, which can lead to cataracts and AMD. While sunglasses may help, we often find ourselves outdoors without sunglasses. Similarly, sitting at a computer or monitor for long periods of time on a daily basis can have a detrimental effect in and around the eyes. With 3 times the protection of other lenses, Proguard provides complete protection from all the sun’s damaging rays, LED lights, digital screens, and more! Available only in our advanced chromatic-aberration-free polycarbonate, give your patients the ultimate protection.

  • Reduces eye strain and fatigue
  • Reduces heat felt in and around the eyes
  • Inhibits skin aging
  • Reduces risk of cataracts & AMD
  • Helps prevent wrinkles around the eyes
  • More comfortable vision overall
  • Maximum protection in and around the eyes!

Lens Specs:

  • Polycarbonate
  • Specific gravity: 1.20
  • Abbe Value: 31

Mystik Fast

Solidar Mystik Fast

Comfortable Photochromic Concentration:
Mystik transmits ~95% of light when clear, and ~40% of light after activation.

Immediate Photochromic Reactivity:
Mystik quickly responds to varying light conditions anytime, anywhere by activating up to 60% color density.
Mystik becomes 50% clearer within 30-60 SECONDS and returns to its normal clear state in around 5 minutes.

Mystik blocks 100% of UV400, and has effective blue light protection. This new technology from Japan allows Mystik to quickly darken to remove outdoor glare from bright sunlight, and even more quickly fade to clear to avoid an awkward appearance indoors.

Solidar 420 IR

Solidar 420 IR

Safety & Comfort For Your Eyes

Solidar 420 IR lenses are manufactured by Solidar using proprietary methods. The lenses block harmful near infrared (NIR) rays along with UV rays and blue light while maintaining true color perception. Blocking these types of rays also helps prevent premature aging around the eyes.

Emitted infrared rays are converted into heat when it is on your skin and eyes. You can feel a heat sensation even though you cannot see these rays. This ocular temperature rise and accumulation of heat have a negative and possible harmful effect on the following: cataracts, lenticular opacity, early presbyopia, retinal damage, corneal damage etc.

Recommended for

  • Any situation with a long term exposure to heat
  • Any activity under strong, direct sunlight.
  • People with sensitive eyes
  • Children (since their crystalline lens is more fragile until fully developed)
  • Seniors

Anti-Reflective Coatings

Solidar ULTRA-HE

Advanced AR Coating. Easy to Clean, Scratch Resistant, Smudge Resistant!

Solidar Ultra is composed of 12 bonded layers, using proprietary chemistry, formulated for exceptional durability and performance. A super-hydrophobic topcoat ensures ease of cleaning.

The outstanding performance of the Solidar Ultra has been validated by NSL Analytical Testing Lab, the most respected independent testing lab in the optical industry.

NSL performed the following 4 key tests recommended by the Vision Council of America. The results for Solidar Ultra are outstanding:

  1. Crazing test: Perfect score no crazing
  2. Delamination test: Perfect score no delamination
  3. Crosshatch area test: Perfect score no peeling
  4. Contact Angle for super hydrophobic top-coat for ease of cleaning:
    • Superior score of 116
    • No change in contact angle score after 5,000 rubbing cycle test, yielded a Superior Performance score of 116
    • After a 10,000 rubbing cycle test, a superior contact angle score of 109.8 is maintained.
  • Available in Emerald and Cobalt
  • Increases overall clarity of vision
  • Improves vision using computers, tablets and mobile devices
  • Enhances vision when driving at night.

Also available:
The Solidar Advanced AR Coating uses a proprietary spin coat and has many of the same anti-reflective properties as the Ultra. Recommended for CR39 ONLY.

Solidar Blue provides protection from harmful blue light emitted from many electronics and lighting. Similar to other brands, but at a much more reasonable price.

Specialty Edging

Using our state-of-the-art edging equipment, no edging job is too hard or too time intensive for our experts.

Wrap frames and designer frames require the special lenses and skilled workmanship in which we specialize. Frame styles that can be edged include plastic, zyl, metal, rimless, drill, wraps, step-back, incline bevels, square bevels, and interchangeable styles. No edging job is undo-able for our expert craftsmen. You can be assured of a quality fit for all shapes and sizes of lenses.

Specialty and Low Vision

Doing the impossible? Yeah, we do that… everyday!

Even though a majority of ECPs recommend specialty lenses and coatings to patients, there is no consensus about what “specialty” means in eyeglass lenses. Generally in the optical industry, a “specialty” lens is any lens that is prescribed for a specific purpose rather than general use. Computer lenses, digital device lenses, reading lenses, driving lenses, sports lenses (golf, shooting, boating), sports safety lenses, or occupational lenses all fall in this category.

Most labs consider “specialty” to be lenses that fall outside the realm of standard processing. This includes high Rx, prism, slabs, wraps, custom drill mounts, antique frames, and other types of “manual” jobs. This type of work requires more attention, more hands-on work, and many times special equipment.

American Polylite is trusted by many other labs and manufacturers to provide services for all of these “specialty” jobs. We continually expand our capabilities to ensure timely service and excellent products. This means we stay up-to-date on the latest in digital processes, and continue the practices of the “old school”.

Utilizing the benefits of Thin Tech’s patented technology, we can go far beyond the boundaries of general processing. Specially tuned equipment combined with Thin Tech technology means things never before possible can be run-of-the-mill at American Polylite. At American Polylite, we specialize in special needs.

• High Minus
• High Plus
• HD and Traditional Myodisc
• HD and Traditional Lenticular
• High Prism
• High Power Add-on Bifocals
• High Power Add on PALs

• HD and Traditional Slabs
• HD Reverse Slabs
• Round Segs
• Prism Segs
• Franklin Lenses

If you don’t see a service listed that you need, just call us – we probably do it!

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