Enhance your clarity

Crizal Sapphire HR

Transparency that stands the test of life.


Absolute transparency

Reducing visible light reflections at 360° all around you for a vision relieved from light parasitics.

Durable resistance

Enduring scratch resistance against everyday handling such as wiping or dropping your eyeglasses.


Repelling water & dust, resisting to smudges for a lens that stays as clear as the first day you bought them¹

UV protection

Offering the most comprehensive daily protection against the invisible and often irreversible dangers of UV reflection.

Our latest innovation in anti-reflective coating

Every day, your eyes witness the frantic rhythm of your daily routine and make you discover what life is about. Daily aggressions can alter eyeglass wearers vision clarity and vision comfort.

Crizal® Sapphire™ HR, the best of Crizal coatings that provides transparency, durability and ease of care of the lenses.

Virtually try your Crizal lenses on!

Try your Crizal lenses with a frame of your choice virtually, and discover the right style and finish for your face shape.

Virtually try your Crizal lenses on!
Virtually try your Crizal lenses on!


How Crizal Sapphire HR withstands extreme testings

Crizal Sapphire HR real-life tests


The Crizal lifeproof multi-test

Essilor has developed a thorough protocol to reinforce its testing methods, the Crizal Lifeproof multi-test. The performance of Crizal® Sapphire™ HR has been assessed under all conditions:

  • Anti-reflective efficiency: best-in-class transparency perceived by experts through a sensory analysis2.
  • Scratch resistance: superior scratch resistance vs previous generation after 12 months of wear in real-life3.
  • Easiness-to-clean: easy-to-clean after extensive smudging and 20,000 cleaning rubs4.
Crizal Sapphire HR clear lens packshot



Whether we are at home, at work or shopping, we are exposed to multiple sources of light. Coming from all angles, light reaches your lenses and creates reflections. These reflections can be a source of discomfort and impact your everyday life by making us adopt new behaviours, consciously and subconsciously. We adjust our heads, changing our posture or even remove our spectacle lenses just reduce the visual impacts of reflections. Crizal Sapphire HR reduces reflections regardless of where the light comes from. By reducing the amount of reflections your vision will be purer with more vivid images and improved lens aesthetics when others look at you. Transparency has never been so visible.(4)



It has been found that UV can have a cumulative effect on your eyes contributing to premature eye ageing and is associated as a risk factor of cataracts.(5) Crizal Sapphire HR filters UV rays preventing them from passing through the front of your lens and preventing them from reflecting off of the back of your lens into your eye. Thanks to this unique UV protection enhancement Crizal Sapphire HR has an E-SPF rating of 35, the highest E-SPF index on clear lenses for optimal UV protection.(6)



Crizal Sapphire HR ensures your spectacle lenses are resistant and repellent from scratches, smudges, water droplets and dust particles. Meaning - your lenses are incredibly protected, clear and easy to clean. Which comes in handy when facing everyday activities. 


1Perceived transparency based on in-lab trained consumers study – 2021 – third independent party – FR – (n=15 trained consumers) - compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). 2Essilor® R&D wear test - 2020 - n=35 eyeglass wearers - abrasion level on a 7-point scale (from 0 to 6), significant difference between Crizal® Sapphire™ HR and previous generation of Crizal® with statistical student test. 3External laboratory test - 2020 - compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). 

(4) Perceived invisibility based on Wearers Test 2017. (Fr) N = 50 - resulting from a better perception of anti-reflective feature.

(5) Cataract: http://www.pointsdevue.com/article/ageing-and-crystalline-lens, http://www.pointsdevue.com/article/effects-ageing-visual-system. McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31.

(6) The E-SPF® index depends on the lens material itself and the coating. E-SPF® is a global index rating the overall UV protection of a lens. E-SPF® was developed by Essilor International and endorsed by 3rd party experts. Lens performance only. The E-SPF® index excludes direct eye exposure that depends on external factors (wearer’s morphology, frame shape, position of wear). E-SPF®=10 for Crizal® Sapphire HR lenses with Essilor Orma 1.5®.