The thinnest plastic lens material

Standard plastic spectacle lenses have done a satisfactory job for many years in correcting vision, but new materials and modern technology have enabled Kodak Lens to develop a range of Kodak Thin & Lite Lenses in single vision, bifocal and varifocal designs.

Kodak Thin & Lite Lenses are up to 65% thinner and 45% lighter than standard plastic lenses, making your glasses better looking and also more comfortable to wear.

The Kodak Thin & Lite Lens materials range from 1.56 index to 1.74 index. As a rough guide the higher the index number the thinner the lens, but choice of frame will also affect the finished thickness of your lenses.

These lenses are available as single vision, bifocal, varifocal and sun lenses.

If there are any optical words or phrases below you're not sure of please visit our glossary, or you can go to our Understanding Lenses Section to find out more about how we make our lenses.

Kodak Thin&Lite compared to standard lenses

Kodak Thin & Lite Lens - 1.56

Up to 38% flatter, 32% lighter and 30% thinner than standard plastic lenses

Due to the aspheric nature of the 1.56 lens, it is actually thinner than a 1.6 non-aspheric lens. Aspheric design allows flatter, thinner lenses and enhanced vision. Kodak Thin & Lite 1.56 lenses come with RLX Plus® as standard.

1.498 and 1.56 Index Lens at -4.00
Kodak Thin & Lite Lens - 1.59

Up to 10 x stronger. 34% lighter and 24% thinner than standard plastic lenses

These lenses are impact reistant and 10 times stronger than the standard plastic lenses, making them ideal for sport and perfect for children of any ages. The strength means they are also ideal for fashionable rimless frames.

1.498 and 1.59 Index Lens at -4.00
Kodak Thin & Lite Lens - 1.6

Up to 55% flatter, 40% lighter and 36% thinner than standard plastic lenses

Kodak Thin & Lite 1.6 Lenses come with RLX Plus® as standard. Unlike the majority of high index lenses, Kodak Thin & Lite 1.6 Lenses offer 100% protection against the sun's harmful UV rays as standard.

1.498 and 1.6 Index Lens at -4.00
Kodak Thin & Lite Lens - 1.67

Up to 53% flatter, 45% lighter and 45% thinner than standard plastic lenses

Kodak Thin & Lite 1.67 Aspheric Lenses are one of the thinnest and lightest plastic lenses available in the Kodak Lens range. Ideally they should be combined with a Kodak CleAR Lens Coating or Kodak Clean 'N' CleAR lens Coating.

Kodak Thin & Lite Lens - 1.74

Up to 65% thinner than standard plastic lenses

  • Up to 42% thinner than 1.6 material
  • Up to 15% thinner than 1.67 material
  • Most powers only 1.1mm centre substance
  • Ultra thin super-high index 1.74 plastic lens
  • FDA standard high-impact and scratch resistant hard coating
  • 99% glare free, hi vision multi-layer anti reflection coating
  • Flat base curve, aspheric design
  • UV ray absorbing
1.498 and 1.74 Index Lens at -4.00

Advanced options and coatings

Kodak Thin & Lite Lenses are also available with the following options:

Where can I buy Kodak Thin & Lite Lenses?

Like all our technologically advanced lenses, Kodak Thin & Lite Lenses are available from the expert independent opticians at your local Kodak Lens Vision Centre, and from approved Kodak Lens stockists.

Simply use our store locator to find your nearest stockist, or to book an appointment online.


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Kodak Lenses for Kidz

Our special range of Kodak Lenses for Kidz spectacles includes many free of charge options, in frame sizes and styles to suit all ages.

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