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 by buying lenses which may be of low quality and damaging to your eyesight? There is no point in buying cheap unbranded lenses if the coatings will come off after a couple of months, this is just a false economy.

For peace of mind make sure that you know which brand of lenses you are purchasing. This way you can make an informed decision and ensure that you get the best quality high index lenses for your prescription.

There are many quality lens manufacturers to choose from Nikon, Seiko, Essilor, Zeiss, Hoya and Corning are just some trusted names to look out for. These manufacturers have been in the business for years and have spent a lot of time and money investing in the latest thin lens technologies to ensure that their products are of the highest quality. All their lenses come with a full peace of mind warranty.

Unbranded lenses on the other hand are often of inferior quality. It is unlikely that they have gone through the same rigorous testing procedures and come with the same warranty as those offered by a branded lens manufacturers. This is common place in a lot of the ”Buy one, get one free offers “. The price may be tempting, but some of these offers may not turn out to be the bargain you had hoped for!

Make sure you are getting the real deal, ask which brand of lenses you are purchasing and what warranty they comes with. Don’t be fobbed off with cheap unbranded lenses which have just been given a fancy name. If you stick to one of the leading lens manufacturers above you can be assured of quality. Do your research and ask whether you will be getting the thinnest High Index Lenses available. In glass this will be 1.9 Index and in Plastic 1.74 Index. There are now also Plastic 1.74 Double Aspheric Lenses which are even thinner & even flatter in design than traditional High Index Lenses, although these are not available everywhere. 

At we believe everyone has the right to superior quality branded lenses at affordable prices. You can choose from a wide range of High Index Lenses in either glass or plastic including double aspheric lenses all available from the world’s leading lens manufacturers.  Whether you need Distance glasses, Reading glasses, Varifocals, Transitions or Prescription Sunglasses, you can get them all from us. For more information about quality branded lenses click here.


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