AUG 21

A Buyer’s Guide to 1.74 High Index Lenses

At Rx-Safety, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive collection of eyewear. Whether you are looking for women’s sunglasses or prescription safety glasses, you are sure to find your next perfect pair in our inventory. Before considering these lenses, however, it is important to understand what they are, the benefits they can provide you, and the 1.74 high index lens options in our collection that you can select from.

Along with our diverse collection of frames, we are happy to provide a wide array of lens options. We are especially excited to offer 1.74 high index lenses. These high index lenses can be an especially attractive option if you want thinner, lighter glasses.

1.74 High Index Lenses: The Basics

1.74 high index lenses are the thinnest possible lenses on the market today. The 1.74 represents the lens index number. High index lens numbers typically range from 1.53 to 1.74. Conventional plastic lenses, for instance, have a refractive index of 1.50.

As the number increases, the lenses become thinner. Therefore, one of the key advantages of these lenses is that they are extremely lightweight. Regardless of your frame, these lenses make your glasses feel lighter on your face. The difference is night and day when you are comparing 1.74 high index lenses to plastic lenses, for instance. In fact, these lenses are about 50 percent thinner than conventional plastic lenses.

In addition to this significant weight difference, 1.74 high index lenses are more powerful lenses. They can accommodate many different types of vision needs. If you have a higher prescription, for instance, you may find that a thicker lens may not be able to accommodate your vision needs. You won’t have this problem with these lenses, as it can do all of the heavy liftings to help see—regardless of your prescription.

Finally, these lenses are more stylish compared to their counterparts. This, once again, is due to their thin construction. Their slimmer design makes them more attractive than plastic lenses, for instance, which can appear bulky and clunky. These lenses in sunglasses, for instance, can add some sophistication to your frames. And for others, while you may not be explicitly wearing these lenses for their aesthetic benefits, it is one free benefit that you can absolutely leverage. These lenses can create a more attractive profile, whether you are using them in your reading glasses or your safety glasses.

1.74 High Index Lenses at Rx-Safety

Clearly, these lenses provide a wealth of benefits. If you are interested in using 1.74 high index lenses in your next frame, we are happy to help. At Rx-Safety, we carry these lenses in single vision and progressive bifocals. In addition, these lenses are available in colors like clear, gray, G-15 green, and brown. If you are looking to wear these lenses in a pair of fashionable sunglasses, for example, you can also choose from fashion tints like pink, yellow, blue and orange. And if transitions lenses interest you, you can select from 1.74 high index lenses in transition signature grey and brown.

By purchasing your lenses from us, you also can take advantage of their anti-reflective coating. This can make your eyesight even clearer with these lenses. Sunglass mirror coatings are also available if you plan on using these lenses in your favorite pair of sunglasses. 

Finally, the only downside of these lenses is that they tend to be more expensive than conventional plastic lenses. But having said this, we are proud to offer extremely competitive prices for 1.74 high index lenses. Essentially, we offer the best of both worlds in that you can find the best possible lenses at the most affordable prices.

Taking Advantage of High-Quality Lenses

1.74 high index lenses are some of the highest-quality lenses that we sell. Whether you are purchasing them for their thin nature or for their aesthetic benefits, we are happy to help you incorporate these lenses in your favorite frames. Ultimately, if you have any questions about these lenses, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

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