How do I find the Perfect Frame for Me?

How do I find the Perfect Frame for Me?

You may have noticed over the years, but more people wear glasses now than used to be the case.  We can partly put this down to the time people spend in front of computers and televisions.  Some people still do not feel very comfortable wearing glasses, but that shouldn’t be the case, especially as there….

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Glass 1.9 or Plastic 1.74 Double Aspheric, which is the thinnest lens?

Glass 1.9 or Plastic 1.74 Double Aspheric, which is the thinnest lens?

People with strong or complex prescriptions are always looking for the thinnest possible lenses to avoid embarrassingly thick glasses where the lenses either stick out from the side of the frame or bulge in the centre.  Until recently their choice of lenses was limited, but now thanks to the latest advances in thin lens technology….

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Buying Glasses Online is a breeze with the ThinLenses Virtual Mirror

Buying Glasses Online is a breeze with the ThinLenses Virtual Mirror

At ThinLenses we know that choosing new glasses can be a little daunting. With so many choices available, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. How do you know which frames will look good on you?For those of us with strong or complex prescriptions trying on frames in the high street doesn’t really….

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I paid extra for Super Thin Lenses – why do they still look ridiculous?

I paid extra for Super Thin Lenses – why do they still look ridiculous?

Have you ever paid extra for thinner lenses but still been unhappy with how your glasses turned out? Let’s paint the picture… After your eye test you have been whisked into the equivalent of a car showroom and pressurised to try on new frames. Once you’ve finally chosen one, you are advised to go for….

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Do I need High Index Lenses for my Prescription?

Do I need High Index Lenses for my Prescription?

So how do you know whether you need High Index Lenses? To answer this question you will need to take a look at your prescription.  At first glance, it may look a little complicated but we will try to explain what each of the columns represent. The good news is that no matter which part….

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Sunglasses for Strong Prescriptions

Sunglasses for Strong Prescriptions

Now that the summer has finally arrived, we should all think about protecting our eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun.  We all want a trendy pair of shades, but for those of us with strong or complex prescriptions, the choice is limited. For example, wrap around or Aviator style sunglasses are out….

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Why will my optician not give me my PD Measurement?

Why will my optician not give me my PD Measurement?

Have you ever noticed that when you have an eye test, your PD measurement or Pupillary Distance measurement is NOT given to you as part of your prescription? This may seem odd, but there is a reason. The optician doesn’t want to give you your PD measurement because they want you to buy your glasses….

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Branded High Index Lenses – Is there really a difference?

Branded High Index Lenses – Is there really a difference?

Choosing new glasses can be expensive business, especially if you are purchasing High Index Lenses. While it may be tempting to buy cheap unbranded lenses you should avoid this where possible. It is important to understand about the quality of the lenses you are buying. Your eyesight is extremely important, so why take unnecessary risks….

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The Right Frame for High Index Lenses

The Right Frame for High Index Lenses

Have you ever bought top of the range High Index Lenses but still ended up with an unsightly pair of glasses with lenses that either stick out at the edge or are very thick in the centre? If you are short sighted and have a strong minus prescription your lenses will be thicker at the….

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Double Aspheric Lenses explained

Double Aspheric Lenses explained

For many years the solution for people with strong or complex solutions has been High Index Lenses. Available from either the High street or online stores High Index Lenses have an Aspheric design. Simply put, this means the lenses have been surfaced on one side only. With the latest innovations in Thin Lenses technology there….

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