Lenses & Treatments: Polycarbonate Lenses, Photochromatic Lenses & More in San Antonio

At Dietz-McLean Optical, we’ll personalize your eyewear with our wide selection of lenses, coatings, and treatment options to meet all of your optical needs.

Our Lenses & Treatments

For more than 80 years, Dietz-McLean Optical has supplied the San Antonio area with artisan eyewear and consummate customer service. Our passion for eyeglasses constantly pushes us to find lens and treatment options that allow us to provide the best possible vision for our customers. We pride ourselves on making most of our lenses in-house in our state-of-the-art digital lab, allowing us greater control over the quality of our lenses.

Choosing Your Lens Style

We have a wide selection of lens options to match your specific visual needs, so you can enjoy truly personalized eyeglasses that give you clear vision and a fashionable look.

Bifocals and trifocals feature two or three distinct lens powers with visible lined segments. We have a range of widths and depths that can fit your needs, depending on your lifestyle.

This customizable lens gradually increases in power from the top of the lens to the bottom to offer visual clarity at infinite focal distances. We personalize progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as no-line bifocals, for your specific prescription, frames, and lifestyle, so you can tailor where your reading power begins and ends.

Sometimes, our clients need something that’s a little different, and we’ll always be there to accommodate them. These lenses are often task-specific and can help with a variety of situations, so whether you need a lens specifically designed for office work for extended digital screen use, or near vision lenses for work above eye level, or any other situation, we’ll work with you to find the perfect solution.

High-Quality Craftsmanship and Fine Materials Make all the Difference

All lenses are ultimately the sum of the parts they’re built with, which is why Dietz-McLean Optical only uses quality materials. Combined with our commitment to iconic optical artisanship, our eyeglasses are statement pieces tailored to each client.

The first lightweight, impact-resistant plastic lens, polycarbonate lenses are still a reliable choice for quality eyeglass lens material. Polycarbonate lenses are excellent for sunglasses, kids, and sports or safety eyewear.

The original plastic lens, these lenses are a bit thicker and heavier than other options, but provide exceptional optical clarity.

If lens thickness is your primary concern, these lenses may be the perfect choice for you. Hi-index lenses are our thinnest available plastic lenses.

For clients who don’t like to mess with a classic, we still proudly provide glass lenses. Glass lenses are our most scratch resistant option, and they provide great optical clarity.

Treat Your Lenses to Tailored Luxury

Customize your eyewear even further with our exceptional lens treatments that combine our unique lenses with our iconic artisanal touch.

Photochromatic lenses are designed to appear clear when inside but then darken when exposed to sunlight and are an excellent enhancement for your everyday eyeglasses. Though they aren’t a true replacement for sunglasses, photochromatic lenses come in a few different types, and provide ultraviolet and blue light protection.

Another affordable customization option we offer, lens tints come in a range of styles. We can use this treatment to change the tint of your sunglasses, create a therapeutic effect for your regular eyeglasses, or simply help you make a fashion statement.

Coat Your Lenses the Way You Like Them

We’re able to finish off your unique pair of eyeglasses with custom lens coatings that offer a range of benefits, including the following:

Mirror coatings are a colored reflective treatment for sunglasses that can help decrease light transmission, helping to enhance both the fashion and the function of your sunglasses. We have multiple color options depending on the specific application or style, so stop by our store to see everything we offer.

While most modern lens materials come with factory standard scratch resistant coating, our optical lab is able to add scratch resistance to any lens material that doesn’t already include it.

Optician making custom specialty lenses at Dietz-McLean Optical in San Antonio, TX

Why Get Your Custom Lenses & Treatments from Dietz-McLean Optical

Dietz-McLean Optical is family-owned and operated, and we’ve been proudly sharing our passion for artisanal eyewear since 1938. We’re always striving to provide the finest crafted eyewear for our clients in the San Antonio region and believe in tailoring each pair for their unique owner. See the difference four generations of craftsmanship can make in your eyewear at Dietz-McLean Optical.


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Alba Luz
Alba Luz
In 2018, I took my 90 years old father to a routine eye check up. The Doctor there found a problem with him that required urgent surgery in both eyes to don't go blind. Thanks to her my dad's vision is perfect for his age. Great service! 🌹
Robert McKinney
Robert McKinney
Excellent service, very friendly and very service oriented!!
Nagendra Kumar
Nagendra Kumar
Dietz-McLean Optical in San Antonio on Basse Rd... The best Optical experience I ever had. I am from California, visiting my daughter in San Antonio, and have been wearing rimless glasses for a while. No one ever did my rimless round glasses the way I wanted until I met Linda at Dietz-McLean opticals. To me, precise and accurate measurements of my round rimless glasses were of utmost importance and Linda was sharp as a whip who understood my need for precision, accuracy and elegance .She got my rimless glasses done....on time and to the exact measurements on the glasses. .I was so impressed with the quality of their work, I got 3 pairs of rimless glasses done. Linda is an asset to this company to uphold the values of Customer service, profssional atttitude and respect for the customers in listening to their needs , ontime delivery of glasses of exceptional quality and elegance. I would highly recommend Dietz-McLean Opticals for quality glasses - rim or rimless. -Mr Kumar .
erin reynolds
erin reynolds
I was looking for a particular pair of glasses with no luck. I found this place via Google. I spoke with Linda and she was able to find the glasses for me! Great customer service! I will only buy glasses from here going forward! Thank you, Linda!
John Nisbet
John Nisbet
Great company going back to my grandfather who was one of the first ophthalmologists in SA (actually the 2nd and they told him he wouldn't make it since there already was 1!). I go to Dietz-McLean for all my glasses needs. Thanks!
Georgia Jobes
Georgia Jobes
The best optical shop bar none. Dietz-McLean goes the extra mile in customer service and producing superb quality eyewear. Linda never gave up on me and after a new prescription my glasses were perfect. I have been a loyal customer for two decades. My prescription is difficult and this is the only optical shop that can fit me.
Zack Ezer
Zack Ezer
I've been wearing glasses for close to twenty years and have not had an easier shopping experience for new glasses in that time. Elke was very knowledgeable about my options and I was quickly able to pick a new frame that looks great. Thank you for the great service!
Michael Ward
Michael Ward
Found this company from my friend Rodney who works here. Great guy and always professional!
Great Opticians with a great selection and friendly staff!