When it comes to choosing online eyeglasses with glass lenses, you may not know which is best for you or the perfect fit. With phrases like “high index” or “profile thickness” is confusing to some. Let’s clear up some of the confusion and make sure that you know everything there is to know about prescription glass lenses.
High Index Benefits
One of the main benefits of a high index lens is that the profile is thinner. What this means is that the glass itself is less thick, making it look more attractive. It also takes strong prescriptions and makes them just as effective, but the look will be similar to a weaker prescription.
What else does a high index lens do? It makes the weight of the glasses lighter than normal. Since these lenses are thinner, they’re more lightweight and won’t feel heavy on your face.
Eyeglasses with glass lenses that are high index means that you won’t get that strong prescription look. You’ve probably seen people who wear what is known as “Coke bottle glasses” or have a bugged-out look. With high index glass, you won’t have that problem since the lenses are thinner, as discussed previously.
This is due to the distortion in the glass. Thicker glass lenses distort how your eyes look to the people around you so if you wear regular glass, your eyes look larger. In the high index lenses, this distortion factor is eliminated, which gives you more confidence and makes you look more attractive.
What About Durability?
You might think that a thinner lens means that it is less sturdy than a thicker lens but high index lenses actually have a variety of benefits that other glass does not. For instance, these type of lenses are more dense than what you’d find in traditional plastic or a polycarbonate type of lens. This makes them perfect for everyday wear because they’re not only scratch resistant, they’re also more dense – making them more durable and hardy.
While high index lenses are a bit higher in cost than traditional lenses, the durability factor means you save money in the long run by not having to replace your glasses as often.
More Frame Choices
Have you ever found the perfect set of frames but they would not work with your prescription? When you choose high index lenses, your choices of frames is more vast. The reason is a thick lens tends to narrow down the options due to the fact that some frames have a certain pocket thickness where the frames can fit and some are curved, making it harder for thicker glass to bend and fit.
For instance, the Apollo AP146 glasses are high index and offer a rectangular look with a spring hinge on the wide temple bar, and a perfect choice for a man who wants to look stylish and cool. For women and men, the Genius G511 from Wayfarer offers two color choices
They come with a myriad of options like high index lenses, Trivex, plastic and more and there are a lot of colors to choose from in lenses such as the clear, Transition colors, DriveWear, Polarized colors, a classic tint, yellow, orange, and light pink.
Whether you decide to choose high index lenses or traditional online glasses, we’re here to help. If you have any questions or are ready to choose your online eyeglasses, simply contact us and we’ll help you get started.