Archive for January, 2014

When Do You Need High Index Lenses?

  • mattbrown
  • January 27, 2014

Determining whether or not you can benefit from the use of high index lenses is not an exact science. Do I Need High Index Lenses? But it general, the stronger your prescription, the thicker and heavier your lenses will need to be. If your prescription rises above a certain benchmark, you may want to consider […]

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What Makes High Index Lenses so Expensive?

  • mattbrown
  • January 20, 2014

For anyone who copes with a strong corrective vision prescription, high index lenses can be a blessing. Why Are High Index Lenses So Expensive? High index lenses require less physical material to form a prescription, which means they can be significantly lighter and thinner than an identical prescription cut of standard plastic or glass. High […]

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Why Do I Need High Index Lenses?

  • Tony Albarella
  • January 13, 2014

It’s a scenario that plays out every day – a patient undergoes an eye exam, after which an optometrist begins the discussion of lens and frame options. Eventually the optometrist will offer high index lenses as an alternative to standard material lenses, and the patient will ask the inevitable question: Why Do I Need High […]

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How Thick are 1.74 High Index Lenses

  • Tony Albarella
  • January 9, 2014

With such a “focus” – pardon the pun – on 1.74 high index lenses and the reduction in thickness that they provide, you may wonder: just how thick are 1.74 high index lenses? The answer depends upon your exact prescription. How Thick are 1.74 High Index Lenses The benefits of high index lenses in general […]

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What Does High Index Lens Mean?

  • Tony Albarella
  • January 7, 2014

“High index lenses” are, simply put, eyeglass lenses that are made of high index material. High Index Lenses I know, that’s an answer that begs the follow-up question: what is high index material? High index material, available in either plastic or glass, is the result of a composite chemical process and creates a lens material […]

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High Index Polarized Prescription Sunglasses

  • Tony Albarella
  • January 3, 2014

Often it seems there are enough eyewear options to make your head spin. What are Polarized High Index Prescription Sunglasses? Thousands of frame styles, in plastic, metal, or a combination of both materials. Frame colors and patterns of every variety. Lenses made of a whole range of glass and plastic materials, low or high index. […]

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