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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Crizal No-Glare lenses?

Crizal No-Glare lenses provide the clearest vision possible by protecting against glare, scratches, smudges, dust, water, and UV light, so you can see, look and feel your best.

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How do I know I have Crizal No-Glare lenses?

Crizal No-Glare lenses should be dispensed with a Crizal Certificate of Authenticity and a Crizal cleaning cloth to ensure receipt of genuine Crizal lenses. If you did not receive both of these items, you should discuss this with your Eyecare Professional.

What are the visual benefits of Crizal No-Glare lenses?

Crizal provides the best enduring clarity of vision by fighting the 5 enemies of clear vision—glare, scratches, smudges, dust and water.

Does Crizal have UV protection?

Yes! All Crizal lenses offer the most complete daily protection against the invisible and often irreversible dangers of UV reflection. Ask your eye care practitioner to recommend one of many lens materials providing this maximum clear lens protection.

Why do I need UV protection?

UV damage is cumulative and is often irreversible. Long-term exposure to UV radiation can damage the eye. UV can increase the risks of certain eye conditions and diseases, such as UV-related cataracts, growths on the eye and even certain skin cancers on the eyelids or around the eye area.

What is UV light?

Sunlight is the primary source of ultraviolet radiation. UV light comes from all directions, reflecting off surrounding surfaces and creating dangerous exposure.

Why would I wear eye protection when it’s cloudy outside?

Over 40% of annual UV exposure is received during conditions when people are not in full sunlight and are less likely to wear protection. Complete UV protection on your everyday clear lenses can help protect the long-term health of your eyes.

Why would I need UV on the backside of my lens if it’s already on the front side? Isn’t that enough protection?

UV light comes from all directions, reflecting off surrounding surfaces and creating dangerous exposure. The back surface of everyday clear glasses has been found to reflect light coming from the back and sides of the lens, increasing UV light exposure to the eyes. Most sunglasses and clear lenses with higher quality materials block UV light from transmitting through the front of the lens, but they do not address the UV light reflecting off the backside of the lens.

What are the side effects of UV?

Premature signs of aging, skin cancer, eye disease, wrinkles, dark circles.

Are Crizal No-Glare lenses heavier or thicker than regular lenses?

No, the Crizal No-Glare treatment is very thin—thinner than a strand of hair! The actual thickness and weight of your glasses is a function of the lens material chosen, your frames, and your prescription.

Can I get Transitions® with Crizal?

Transitions lenses are available with Crizal No-Glare lens treatment. Please ask your Eyecare Professional what is the best option for you.

Can I put Crizal on Varilux® lenses?

Yes, Crizal No-Glare technology is compatible with most lenses and always compatible on Varilux lenses. To learn more about Varilux progressive lenses, visit www.variluxUSA.com.

How often should I have my eyes checked and when should I replace my lenses?

Your eyesight and vision are critical to your overall health and well-being. It is recommended that you have your eyes examined once a year. When your prescription expires, consult your Eyecare Professional on the best option for you. To learn about extending the life of your lenses, read about our Maintenance Advice tips below.

What is the warranty on Crizal lenses?

Warranties on Crizal lenses vary among Eyecare Professionals, so be sure to ask your Eyecare Professional about his/her specific coverage and policies.

Is Crizal sold in other countries?

Crizal is sold around the globe. This is the US website and the information pertains to products sold in the United States. For information about other countries, visit the global website at www.crizal.com.

How do I clean my Crizal lenses?

For every day cleaning, we recommend using the microfiber cleaning cloth that comes with each Crizal set of lenses. This cleaning cloth is the best material for cleaning lenses. Additional cleaning cloths can be purchased on this website or at any optical store.

The best way to clean your lenses is by first rinsing your lenses under warm, running water to remove any sandy/gritty debris that could be dragged across the surface of the lenses during cleaning and potentially scratch your lenses. Clean with a mild liquid dishwashing soap to remove facials oils, which if not removed, can smear across the lenses. Rinse with water and then dry with a soft cotton cloth. Finish by polishing your lenses with the Crizal cleaning cloth provided to you. You can also use the Crizal cloth for touch up cleaning throughout the day when it is not convenient to wash the lenses.

While the hydrophobic properties of Crizal facilitate the removal of smudges, dust, dirt, and fingerprints more easily, the smudges and fingerprints may appear more visible on Crizal lenses than on an uncoated lens. Watch a video on how to clean your Crizal lenses.

How do I clean my Crizal cleaning cloth?

Cleaning cloths can be washed on the gentle cycle in the washer or hand washed. We recommend that you do not use any laundry additives (such as fabric softener) which could leave a residue on the cloth. Additional cleaning cloths can be purchased on this website or at any optical shop.

Can I use alcohol to clean my lenses?

Occasional use of alcohol on Crizal lenses will not be harmful. However, we do not recommend continuous, daily use of alcohol.

What do I do if I have hairspray or paint on my lenses?

If you cannot remove the hairspray with a mild detergent wash and running water, we recommend taking your lenses to your eye care professional for evaluation and removal of the hairspray from your lenses.

Can I use a lens cleaner?

Any commercially prepared lens cleaner formulated to be used with anti-reflective lenses can be used with Crizal lenses.

Can I keep my glasses in the car?

It is not advisable to store eyeglasses in your automobile (e.g. leaving them on the dashboard of your car), especially in warmer climates. It is potentially damaging to the lenses and to the frame.

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