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Lens Options For Eyeglasses

Health & Medical Blog

In the past, people sometimes hated the thought of wearing eyeglasses because of the way that the lenses looked. Nowadays, in addition to eyeglass frames, eyeglass lenses that are more attractive can be selected. Here are a few modern lens choices associated with the purchase of a pair of glasses:

High Index Lenses

High index lenses are great options for people who want thinner lenses in their glasses. In addition to being thinner, high index lenses are lighter in weight.

High index lenses may be preferred by people who have strong prescriptions that result in thick, traditional lenses. When selected, high index lenses can make eyeglasses look more attractive and your eyes appear less distorted.

People with strong prescriptions for nearsightedness often have lenses that make their eyes look smaller than their actual size. High index lenses provide less distortion due to the thinness of the material.

Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lenses are also designed to help you feel more comfortable with the appearance of your glasses. These lenses have a curved outer surface that changes more gradually than that of traditional lenses. As a result, the aspheric lenses appear flatter when viewed from the side.

This can be especially beneficial to people who are farsighted. Traditional lenses that correct farsightedness often magnify the eyes dramatically, resulting in a bug-like appearance. The gradual curve aspheric lenses make the lenses appear flatter and the size of the eyes appear more normal.

Anti-reflective Coatings

Even if the frame of a set of glasses is stylish and the lenses are relatively thin, without an anti-reflective coating, it can be difficult for people to see the eyes of the person wearing the eyeglasses. The front of traditional lenses reflect much of the light around them in a way that is similar to the way a mirror reflects light. Anti reflective lenses permit the entry of a greater amount of light, making the lenses appear invisible. These lenses are also better for people with night vision problems, because the entry of additional light improves their vision.

Polycarbonate Material

Polycarbonate lenses are great at resisting damage from impact. As a result, they are less likely to crack or become scratched. In addition, polycarbonate is thinner and lighter than traditional plastic.

To learn more about the options that are available for the lenses of your current or future eyeglasses, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor in your local area.


27 July 2017