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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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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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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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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The Beauty of Transitions Lenses

The Beauty of Transitions Lenses

Photochromic lenses react to changes in the level of UV light, they are totally clear when worn indoors and darken automatically when worn outdoors. They offer full protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which is essential for healthy eyes. For those of us with stronger prescriptions, they are a great option as they save….

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How to choose the right High Index Lenses

How to choose the right High Index Lenses

If you have a strong or complex prescription then it is extremely important that you select the correct high index lenses, as they will determine the overall thickness of your glasses.  Unfortunately, choosing the right high index lenses is not that simple.  With such a wide variety of lenses to choose from, many people do….

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Glass Lenses or Plastic Lenses – which is better?

Glass Lenses or Plastic Lenses – which is better?

Glasses are more popular than ever, nowadays they are just as much a fashion accessory as they are a necessity. Everyone likes to have a trendy designer frame that will get them noticed.   For those of us with strong or complex prescriptions there is another key factor that needs to be considered, which lenses to….

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