High Index Lens Price
The Price of High Index Lenses
High index lenses are available in a variety of indexes, colors, and with a number of coatings. Pricing out the cost of your high index lenses can be tricky because of this.
If you’re trying to get an estimate of what your high index lenses are going to cost, it’s important to consider what lens color you want, what index, whether you need coatings, and if there are special accommodations you need such as a designer frame or larger lenses for a wraparound frame. Generally, a pair of prescription high index lenses is going to cost between $100 and $300, depending on your choices.
If you’re shopping for high index and want to estimate your high index lens price, here’s what you should consider:
- Purchasing high index single vision lenses in a “lower” index (1.67, 1.70) with clear lenses is going to be close to $100-$150 for the pair.
- If you get progressive (no line) bifocals with a “lower” index your price will be between $150 and $200.
- If you’re looking for a “higher” index (1.74) plastic, you’ll be paying between $175-$225.
- For high index glass, expect to at least pay $200, and maybe as much as over $300 for your lenses.
- High index lens prices are going to increase as you increase index, extras, and coatings.
- The above costs reflect clear lenses. If you’re looking for tinted, Transitions, or polarized high index lenses, expect your high index lens price to increase.
Shopping for high index lenses is fun if you know what you’re looking for and have an idea of what you’re going to spend ahead of time. Hopefully this guide gives you that idea so you can shop with confidence.
Chances are your high index lens price is going to be very close to what is laid out here. There are many optometrists’ offices that will overprice high index lenses because they outsource their lab work and because the overhead of having an office and the office staff increases the total cost of the glasses.
If you’re purchasing high index lenses online, look for sites that reflect these prices as they are fair, direct prices for those stores that own their own lab. Any higher and you’re paying a middle-man, and any lower and you’re at risk of getting a faulty product.
If you have any questions about high index lens price or what you’re going to get, leave a comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!