For prescription lenses, we use a polycarbonate material which is known for its hardness, thinness and all around quality. Fabulous Fanny's polycarbonate lens is much harder than the standard optical CR39 lens sold by most optical manufacturers.
Additionally, the lens has a hard scratch-resistant coating on the outside along with an anti-reflection coating. The scratch resistance is for the most common scratches and the anti-reflective coating is a “must” for better, clearer vision that helps reduce those high-glare evenings from oncoming traffic and night lighting.
Blue Light Filter
We HIGHLY recommend a blue light filter coating be added onto the lens. It will protect your eyes from both outside sun and most of the screens used in our electronics. Although it is an extra cost, it’s very important for the long-term health of your eyes,
Thinner (High Index) Lenses
Stronger prescriptions require a thicker polycarbonate lens and can often overwhelm the look/style of your eyewear. Instead, we recommend choosing a 1.67 high-Index lens - a premium mixed plastic material, allowing for a more attractive lens for the frame.
“Polarized sunglasses virtually eliminate bright light from reflective surfaces—a big plus for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road. Polarized sunglasses are becoming more and more popular, especially among sports lovers, because they eliminate glare, help block UV rays, and give outdoor enthusiasts an excellent value for their investment.” Source: The Vision Council
POLAROID® Polarized Lenses
Yes, there is a difference and again, we sell only the original and the best.
“Polaroid® lenses are made of nine functional elements.The core element is the polarizing light filter. UV light absorbers are bonded to both sides of it. These block all harmful UVA, UVB, and UVC light rays. Shock-absorbing layers are then fused to both sides of the UV absorbers, making the lens light, flexible and impact resistant. A scratch-resistant layer on both the outer surfaces completes the lens structure. Polaroid’s® high performance products blend perfect vision with optimum protection. Their supreme quality provides the wearer with exceptional comfort, all the while being of strong durability.” Source: https://www2.polaroideyewear.com/us/en/technology.html
Fabulous Fanny's offers Polaroid polarized lenses in (3) colors -Grey, Brown and G-15, which is a Grey/Green mix similar to the original Ray-Ban sun lens.
We also offer Transitions® brand lenses for those that prefer a combination of inside use (clear) and outside use (sunglass).
Transitions® automatically change to a full sunglass outside, depending on the brightness of the sun and temperature. It does take 1-3 minutes to return to a clear lens, so be careful driving through tunnels!
Our UV Protection Nylon Sunglass Lenses
Our non-prescription sunglass lenses are made from pure nylon. Aside from being stronger and harder than the average sunglass, they have a much better ABBE value, which gives them a higher optical quality along with very clear vision. ABBE VALUES are different for the various materials. The ABBE VALUE is a number given to describe the amount of chromatic aberration of an ophthalmic lens material.
We carry three (3) nylon sunglass colors, Grey, Brown and G-15.
Mirror Sunglass Lenses
Applied to sunglasses, a mirror coating creates a highly reflective sheen on the outside of the lens. Mirrored glasses completely conceal the eye from external view, while only a slight gray or brown tint is visible to the wearer.
Some people choose a mirror coating for aesthetic reasons, but mirrored lenses are also very functional. Outdoors, they reduce glare from flat surfaces, especially sand, water, and snow.
Fabulous Fanny's uses only the highest quality mirrored coating available.
We offer four (4) fashion tints: Rose, Blue, Green and Yellow.
Tints, or filters, enhance your eyewear’s effectiveness in different lighting conditions. Each group or range of colors has a special application that improves clarity and contrast in a variety of settings.
But, seriously, they really just look so damn cool.