How To Buy Glasses Online


There are two basic components to eyeglasses and sunglasses: the frame and the lens. To purchase glasses online from Frameworks Eyewear, you need only to select a frame, add a prescription lens, and then check out. We supply guidance for each step of the process to ensure that you have the information you need to select the proper frames and eyeglass lenses. Every order is carefully reviewed by a Licensed Optician to ensure the appropriate lens choice. If you have questions at any point in the process, we are available by phone at 801-576-6433 or via email at
The first step in buying eyewear is to choose the style that appeals to you. What material do you prefer— plastic or metal? What design best fits your face— full frame, half frame, or rimless frame? What shape do you prefer— oval, rectangular, round, cat eye, aviator? Which colors complement your skin tone? Our site will guide you through this process.

For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how we look wearing them. Determining your face shape and your color base takes the guesswork out of frame selection. With that information, you can choose the frame styles and colors that would look best on you. Click on
Choosing The Right Frame for more information.

Best Lenses For My Frame 

After you select a frame, the ADD A LENS option will guide you through a step-by-step lens selection process. At each step, we have provided information about lenses and materials. You may then choose the materials and options that are best suited for your lifestyle and vision.

The most popular types of lenses prescribed today are listed below. 

Available lens styles, materials, and lens options:   

Plano: Non-prescription, optical-quality lenses. Available in a wide variety of materials. Available in clear, photochromic and polarized.
Single Vision: This lens has the same optical focal point or correction over the entire area of the lens. Available in a wide variety of materials. Available in clear, photochromic, and polarized.
Progressive: A progressive lens has a graduated prescription, starting at your full distance prescription and graduating down to the bottom portion of the lens to your full near prescription. Available in a wide variety of materials. Available in clear, photochromic, and polarized.
Computer: This lens has a graduated prescription, starting at your mid-range prescription and graduating down to the bottom portion of the lens to your full near prescription. Available in plastic or polycarbonate materials. Available in clear.
Tint: Available in a wide variety of colors, solid or in a gradient. Tint is useful for light sensitivity, low vision, migraines, or fashion needs. Materials that can be tinted are plastic and polycarbonate.
Photochromic/Transitions: Lenses that change from light to dark based on UV exposure.
Polarized: The number one recommended lens for UV protection. A dark lens, available in a variety of colors, which reduces glare, making it the safest daytime driving lens. Great for sports and water activities.

We have several options, depending on your prescription needs.
Plastic: A standard material. Tintable. 

Polycarbonate: A polycarbonate lens is impact resistant, making it the safest lens, and is recommended for anyone 18 years or younger, or anyone involved in hobbies/sports/work that puts them in need of a shatter-resistant lens.  

Plastic High Index: A thin, lightweight material used to make stronger prescriptions more comfortable to wear and more cosmetically appealing. Tintable. 

Recommended in
1.60 prescriptions (+/-) 3.00
1.67 prescriptions (+/-) 5.00
1.74 prescriptions (+/-) 7.00   

What is the benefit of thin lenses?  

As your prescription increases, the lenses need to be thicker. If you use standard optical plastic, they tend to look unattractive and the weight of them can become uncomfortable.

Anti-Reflective/No Glare: A treatment that reduces glare on the lens, also making it more resistant to scratching, smudges and dirt.
Polish: A treatment to make lens edges clear instead of an opaque white.
UV protection: This treatment reduces harmful UV rays, which cause damage to your eyes. Comes standard on all of our lenses.


 This treatment allows more light to pass through the lens, giving you a clearer image while reducing strain on your eyes. This is particularly useful for driving or working on a computer. It also allows others to see your eyes more clearly.   

Anti-Reflective (AR) coating reduces the glare that you see, as well as the glare that others can see on your lenses. It improves both your vision and the appearance of the glasses. All of our lenses are treated with an anti-scratch coating, which can significantly extend the life of your lenses. Our Anti-Reflective coating is also hydrophobic, which keeps rain, snow, and fog at bay, and is comparable to more expensive AR treatments.  

Each layer is scientifically calculated to block reflected light. As a result, you'll notice a reduction in glare, annoying reflections, and halos around lights. This is a great safety benefit when driving at night. Also, Anti-Reflective coating reduces both internal and external reflections on the lenses themselves, which creates a nicer cosmetic appearance. Internal reflections appear as rings that make lenses look thick. External reflections mask your eyes when someone is looking at you. An AR coating makes eyeglass lenses appear thin or non-existent, and your eyes look more natural.
Anyone on TV or whose photo is taken benefits tremendously from an Anti-Reflective lens, but all eyeglass wearers may benefit from an AR lens. For example, if you have a strong prescription, you can use the AR coating in conjunction with high-index lenses to make your glasses look and feel as thin as possible.
With sunglass lenses, an AR coating is better applied only to the back surface of the lens (the surface nearest the eye). Because sunglass lenses are so dark, the AR can appear “smeary” on the front surface. Treating the back side helps reduce the reflections of light that enter from behind you and bounce off the surface into your eyes. A sunglass lens with AR coating on the back side is much more comfortable than an untreated lens. AR treatments are constantly improving, such that they now also inhibit UV rays from bouncing off the lens into the eye, which could prevent UV damage.


This hard, clear coating significantly reduces the potential effects of day to day wear on your lenses, meaning you’ll enjoy that just-bought clarity for longer.
No eyeglass lens material — not even glass — is scratch-proof. However, a lens that is treated front and back with a clear, hard coating does become more resistant to scratching, whether it's from dropping your glasses on the floor or occasionally cleaning them with a paper towel. Kids' lenses especially benefit from a scratch-resistant hard coat. All of our lenses are made with scratch-resistant hard coatings.


Another beneficial lens treatment is ultraviolet (UV) protection. Just as we use sunscreen to keep the sun's UV rays from harming our skin, UV treatment in eyeglass lenses blocks those same rays from damaging our eyes. Overexposure to ultraviolet light is thought to be a cause of cataracts, retinal damage, and other eye problems. An ultraviolet treatment is simple and quick to apply to most plastic eyeglass lenses, and it does not change the appearance of the lenses at all. The exception is polycarbonate lenses, which don't require anti-UV treatment because it is an inherent property of the material.
This coating prevents UV rays from penetrating the lens, thereby protecting the eye. Your lenses should always have UV protection. All Frameworks Eyewear lenses come standard with (UV) protection.

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