Choosing the most comfortable, attractive frame and lens material when buying eyeglasses is imperative. Eyeglass lenses come in a wide variety, with different materials, designs, and coatings. The various factors impact both comfort and vision.
If you have a strong prescription, there are thin and light weight lens options available to combat wearing thick lenses.
“High-index” is the optical term that is used to describe these lenses that are thinner and lighter than standard plastic lenses. There are multiple levels of “high-index” lenses that vary based on each person’s prescription. They are ideal for people with stronger prescriptions. An anti-reflective treatment is recommended for high-index lenses to lessen visual distractions and enhance visual appearance of your eyeglasses.
The thickness of your lenses depends on various factors, such as:
Type of lens material
Shape or size of the frame
Your optician can recommend the lenses best suited for your prescription.
Standard plastic lenses are generally thicker and heavier than a high index lens, which can be uncomfortable for wearers. Also, it can magnify or minimize the appearance of your eyes depending on your prescription.
When choosing thin lenses, you need to consider several factors. With a higher index, you can benefit from lenses half the size of standard plastic lenses.
Smaller frames work best with thin lenses and allow the pupils to be close to the lens center. Remember, thin lenses tend to cost more than standard lenses. Choose higher-index lenses if you are looking for thin, aesthetically pleasing eyeglasses.
For more about the advantages and types of thin lenses, visit the Optical Shoppe. Call (225) 209-9928 today.