JUL 06

The Benefits of High index Eyeglasses For Young People With Poor Vision

Most people are under the assumption that the older you are, the worse your vision gets. But although that is often the case, poor vision is not limited to the upper age range of the population. Young people may have poor vision as the result of an accident, disease, or simply genetics. Eyesight is unpredictable, and you need to be prepared. 

If you are one of the countless people suffering from bad eyesight, chances are your options will be limited to very thick pairs of correctives glasses, which tend to be required to help you be able to see clearly. But, for younger people, the thought of wearing a thick pair of glasses simply doesn’t tend to be appealing.

Of course, wearing contacts is always an option. But at the same time, they can irritate your eyes, or you may simply not be comfortable while wearing them. In those cases, eyeglasses are your only option – if you can find the right fit to correct your vision without inhibiting your comfort or style.

How Your Eyes Work

When you have to wear glasses, you may not even know the reason why. To find the right glasses, it’s important to understand the basic function of your eyes and how they are supposed to work.

Light rays enter the eye through the transparent cornea. The cornea bends (refracts) the light through the pupil. The refractive index of the cornea stays constant. The partially bent light now passes through the fluid in the front chamber of the eye (aqueous humor). It then passes through the lens within the eyeball.The lens can alter its shape at will to change its refractive index.

This ability is known as accommodation. The light will be refracted further by the lens.Upon exiting the lens, the light rays will pass through the vitreous humor in the eyeball. It eventually reaches and strikes the retina.The macula on the retina is the most light sensitive area and is responsible for our sharp central vision.

The specialized cells of the retina convert the light into nerve signals which are relayed to the brain.The brain decodes these signals and it is perceived as the sense of vision.

The most typical cause of vision problem tends to be closely connected to the eyes’ ability to refract the light properly; more specifically, in that case, the cornea or the lens is not bending the light correctly. Naturally, this different shape of your eye can directly affect your ability to see.


You might know Myopia as nearsightedness. Individuals with this condition are unable to see objects far away, but are able to read with no problems.

Myopia means that your eyeball is too long, which causes the light that enters your eye to be refracted in front of the retina rather than on its surface. Myopia typically worsens with age, but it’s interesting to note for a variety of reasons, that young people are increasingly beginning to suffer from myopia over the past few years.


This condition is the exact opposite of myopia. Individuals suffering from hyperopia usually are not able to see well up close for reading, but have normal vision for objects that are further away. Eyes affected by hyperopia exhibit an eyeball that is too short, or a cornea that is not curved enough.

Either of these possibilities results in having blurred vision, or not being able to see objects completely clearly up close. Hyperopia is easy to confuse with another condition known as presbyopia, which also causes your vision up close to worsen, but due to different reasons that are directly connected with your eyes and your age.


This condition is caused by an imperfection in the curvature in the cornea. Most individuals who suffer from astigmatism are actually born with it, and will typically suffer from one of the above conditions as well.

Of course, you might not even know you suffer from it until you are properly diagnosed. If you suffer from astigmatism, you will notice that lights tend to have extra glare around them, and driving at night and especially in the rain can be more challenging than it is for others due to the extra halos around all these lights. This is because your eyes are not shaped properly, which means that the light can’t be refracted correctly and results in a lack of sharpness.

These are the most common eye problems. They are not limited to older individuals, and even young people might have to deal with them on a more severe basis. If that is the case for you, you will require a much higher prescription. Fortunately, that does not necessarily mean thicker glasses

Pros of High Index Eyeglasses

It’s easy to assume that stronger prescriptions are directly related to the thickness of your eyeglass lenses. But in fact, that is not the case. High index eyeglasses may be your perfect solution to get the correct prescription while still getting glasses that suit your functional and style needs.

1) High Index Eyeglasses are Lighter

If you are wearing a very strong prescription, you will come to find that your glasses are very heavy. This is because traditional glasses must use thicker plastic in order to get the right prescription.

The stronger the prescription, the thicker the lense must be in order to fully correct your vision. But that is not the case with high index eyeglasses. These types of lenses require less material, lightening your glasses as a result.

2) High Index Eyeglasses are Thinner

Anytime you get eyeglasses, you will have a wide range of frames to choose from. And one of the most popular styles to consider are frames that aren’t rimmed the entire away around the lens.

But if you get these types of frames with your normal lenses, you will quickly discover just how easily others can see the thickness of your lenses. Especially if you are younger, you don’t want others to know how much correction you need in order to see clearly. High index lenses are thinner, giving you a broader range of frame choices.1.67 High Index Polarized Lenses

3) High Index Eyeglasses are More Attractive

Overall high index eyeglasses will provide anyone who needs a really strong prescription with a lightweight and attractive pair of glasses. Even though many teenagers or young adults would rather wear contacts, there are circumstances that simply don’t allow that option.

Of course, you might also be the kind of person who simply doesn’t want to try to touch their own eye to take contacts on or off. Thanks to high index glasses, you can wear whatever frames you like with the best, most chic, and convenient lenses available.

If you are young and you need to wear glasses, you might find yourself feeling self conscious about them. But no matter how strong of a prescription you may need, you’ll be able to wear glasses that are going to reflect your style and taste.

Wearing high index eyeglasses comes with a wide range of benefits. Especially if you are young and you want to be able to see clearly without letting the people around you know that you need a little more help than others, this option is the way to go. Not only will you be able to wear cute, trendy, and stylish frames, but you won’t have to feel self conscious about the lenses you need.

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