About Our Lab

The Sunglass Underground lab makes Silvermist lenses, the finest prescription sunglass lenses available on the market today. And, we also make Silvermist clear lenses, the finest clear prescription lenses that money can buy. All of our lenses are made in the U.S.A. and shipped directly to you!

At the Sunglass Underground, you can purchase our prescription lenses for sunglasses or eyeglasses that you already own or just bought. Or, you can purchase sunglasses on our website and get them with prescription or non-prescription lenses.

Our lab offers more choices for sunglass lenses than any other lab in the country. If you don’t see it on our website, email or call us!  Our patented Silvermist technology allows you to select virtually any frame for your prescription, even for prescriptions that extend to +8 or -10 in total power. And, we can even make these high-power prescriptions for wrap-sunglasses.

Our Silvermist lens designs are up to 38% thinner and up to 44% lighter. Each custom-made lens is dynamically engineered with improved visual performance zones and lens power compensation for the best vision ever.

We use old world craftsmanship and state-of-the-art equipment to produce eyewear that combines the best of optics, cosmetics, and a secure fit in all frames. We make prescription lenses for most brands, including Oakley, Maui Jim, Costa del Mar, O’Neill, Serengeti, Rudy Project, Ray-Ban, Tifosi, Amphibia, Wiley X, Bolle and many more. Our experience and advanced technology provides you with the very best in prescription sunwear!

Our Team

The Sunglass Underground was founded by Ira Lerner, one of the most innovative eyeglass designers and inventors, with over 22 world-wide eyeglass patents in his name.

It all started when Lerner, an internationally acclaimed fashion photographer was shooting eyeglass ads for major designer brands and decided to start his own eyewear company. Now, after revolutionizing the eyewear industry with many ground-breaking designs, Lerner and his partners have focused on bringing the finest prescription sunglass lenses directly to consumers from their very own lab. Their approach includes patented lens technology available only from the Sunglass Underground, the finest lens materials, and prices that are 50% to 70% less than typical retail pricing.  

How We Keep Our Prices So Low

How do we keep our prices so low? The answer is simple. We make your lenses in our own lab and ship them directly to you – with no middle men involved.


  1. Lenses made by a lab then,
  2. Sold to a retailer or eye doctor, who then,
  3. Re-sells them to you at a marked up price.


  1. From our lab direct to you!  (pretty simple, right?)

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