JUN 17

Three Things Everyone Should Know About 1.67 High Index Lenses

While 1.67 high index lenses is common enough within the industry, here are three things that everyone should know about them and what makes them different and an industry standard.

When it comes to high index lenses, there are two types that are common and that is the 1.67 high index lenses and the 1.74 high index lenses. In this article, we are only focusing on the 1.67 lenses and all of the benefits that they bring to the table. There are three major benefits that 1.67 high index lenses come with that really make the difference from traditional lenses and here is a little bit about each.

Lighter Weight

1.67 high index lenses are made out of high index plastic, hence the name. This plastic bends light easily so that there is no need for thick glasses like you have probably seen in the past if at least in the movies, if not in person. You’ll find that most of the high index lenses have what is called an aspheric design which is what gives them their attractive and slim look and decreases the magnified look that older glasses have that created the Coke bottle look that was so prevalent in the past.

Thinner Frames

You also won’t see thick and unattractive frames with 1.67 high index lenses. They are more comfortable for the user and this also makes the weight lighter as well. Overall, you get an entirely lighter and thinner pair of glasses that is easier on the face and doesn’t feel heavy or weighed down.

More Choices in Frames

With 1.67 high index lenses, since they bend light easier there is a lot of choices in the types of frames available as opposed to traditional lenses of the past. This is because the index of refraction of the material of the lens has a light-bending ability that is determined.

When it comes to the high index lenses like in the 1.67 high index lenses, the light is bent more efficiently so there is a higher ratio of refraction. This gives the wearer more options with frames and that means more looks and styles than ever before.What Makes High Index Lenses so Expensive?

Obviously, there are a few caveats with 1.67 high index lenses and one of those is the cost. It is a little more expensive to buy high index lenses than it is to buy traditional glasses. This is because the material made to make these glasses is costlier and that cost is passed on to the consumer. However, if you take into account the fact that the glasses offer more choices in styles, feels more lightweight on the face, and has a thinner frame, then there is really no contest and the pros definitely outweighs the cons.

One thing to keep in mind is that the higher the index of the lens then the higher the cost and 1.67 high index lenses are a lower number than the 1.74 high index lenses so these will be less expensive.

Your own eyeglass prescription will determine if you are the right fit for 1.67 high index lenses but if you are reading this article then chances are, you probably have already been told by your ophthalmologist that you are.

The point is, if you want to look your best and have a set of eyeglasses that give you perfect vision too then 1.67 high index lenses are the perfect choice. They offer you the ability to choose the frames you want and not have to worry about thick, heavy frames that look outdated and ugly. Instead, you get the latest styles and the aesthetic that is all your own, all while being able to see with crystal clear vision.

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