At De Louise-Lorraine Fine Frames and Hardware, we want you to be knowledgeable of eyewear products, materials, and the vast variety of options available to you. We gladly guide all clients through the purchase and selection of the best product options to meet their individual needs of utility, function, style, and design.

Digitally enhanced progressive lens to give you the performance of Free Form at a reasonable cost.


Regular Corridor Design 
High Definition design eliminates distortion in the distance vision and will rival any expensive digital design on the market. It allows maximum visual comfort by creating a smooth progression of power throughout the lens.

Short Corridor Design
High Definition design provides enhanced vision for smaller frames with fitting heights as low as 14mm. The clear distance, generous intermediate and wide reading area ensures more natural vision and easy adaptation for your patient.

Lens Designs - The Basic Vocabulary of Lenses

Single Vision is an all-purpose lens available in all materials and provides vision correction for one viewing area. The corrected area can be for far distance or near distance.


Multifocals will be recommended when you require correction for both distance and near viewing areas in one single pair of glasses. Available as no-line progressives, bifocals and trifocals.


No-Line Progressives are designed to allow you to see at distance (driving a vehicle), intermediate (looking at the dashboard), and near (reading a map) with no lines or sections. The absence of bifocal lines makes this lens the most desirable cosmetically. You will also enjoy continuous vision from far to near with this lens design.


Bifocals provide both far and near correction in one lens. A visible line divides the two areas providing a visible segment for near viewing.


Trifocals are a variation of the bifocals. This double-line lens provides you with correction in three areas - distance, intermediate, and near.

Aspherics reduce the effect of your eyes looking larger or smaller behind your glasses. Plus, the image remains more clear when you look through the sides of the lenses. And, the lenses are thinner and lighter.


Atoric helps reduce visual distortion and allows for a wider field of vision. A thinner, lighter more cosmetically appealing lens. Your eyecare professional can recommend which design best suits your vision correction.


Available Lens Treatments


UV Protection is necessary because the sun's ultraviolet rays pose potential harm to your eyes. We recommend UV protection on all our lenses. UV filters for your lenses accomplish the same thing as sunscreen does for your skin - shield your eyes from harmful UV rays. A 'must-have' for adults and children to promote healthy vision.


Scratch Resistant Coating is highly recommended to protect your lenses from everyday wear-and-tear. Protecting your lens surface prolongs the usefulness of your lenses and protects your investment in good vision.


Anti-reflective is a special coating that reduces distracting reflections. The results are: more transmitted light, better quality of vision, improved night vision, and reduced eye fatigue. Great for working on a computer and driving at night, these lenses also offer a cosmetically appealing "invisible lens look" that makes the lens "disappear" and shows your eyes more clearly.


Adjustable Tint Lenses that darken in the sunlight and lighten indoors. improved technology provides you with a lens that is virtually clear indoors and as dark as sunglasses outdoors and protects you from harmful UV. Available in almost all materials and designs; ask our dispenser for a demonstration of this technology.


Specialty Lenses – Ideal for Work and Play


Industrial/Occupational Lenses provide special occupational designs allow us to customize lenses for almost any occupation, hobby, visual, or safety requirement. Your lifestyle information will help us understand how you use your eyes and identify visual needs.


Computer Lenses are custom designed to provide the best vision for you while working at the computer. The lenses combine a variety of features including anti-reflective coatings and special filters.


Sports Lenses improve safety and performance and enhance your enjoyment. Sports lenses come in a variety of colors, designs and treatments. Impact resistance and light weight are key considerations.


Lens Materials


Plastic Lenses are lighter than glass lenses and can be tinted to almost any color and shade.


High Impact Resistant Lens are recommended high for two reasons: comfort, because of their incredible light weight, and safety, due to their high impact resistance. We recommend these for children, teens, active adults, occupational safety, and anyone who needs superior protection.


High-Index advancements in technology provide us thinner and lighter lenses for stronger prescriptions. Comfort and cosmetics without compromise.


Glass offers superior optics and is the most scratch resistant material available. However, glass must be specially treated for impact resistance, may be heavier, and may not be an option in certain rimless styles.


Sun Lenses

Polarized Lenses are the best option for eliminating glare. Hunters, boaters, fishermen, golfers, and drivers are just a few who can benefit from polarized lens' glare blocking properties. Any surface can create glare in sunlight, especially water, snow, sand, windows, vehicles and buildings. Polarization eases eye strain and fatigue in bright sunlight. Available in different colors, materials and designs.

Tinted Lenses are great for sun and generally tinted lenses are usually medium to dark shades. They can be solid or gradient. Almost any color available.

Mirrored Lenses not only look cool, they are cool. Mirrored coatings provide a reflective surface that makes the eye almost invisible to others, while keeping your eyes protected from glare. Mirrors come in a variety of styles.