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Seeing Through a Different Lens: 4 Types of Lenses to Consider

Seeing Through a Different Lens: 4 Types of Lenses to ConsiderWhen it comes to choosing the right pair of glasses for yourself, you have a lot of things to take into consideration: the shape of glasses, the size, the color, and the type of lenses you want to put into them. Although most of the considerations you have to make are purely cosmetic, choosing the type of lenses you want isn’t. From plastic to polycarbonate lenses, this article will discuss four different options and what they are best used for. Read on to learn more.

Plastic Lenses

As the most popular type of lens available, plastic lenses are lightweight, fairly durable, and cost effective. If, however, you need bifocal glasses or if you are worried about them being scratched, then you will want to choose another option.

High-Index Plastic Lenses

These types of lenses are considered to be one of the most popular types on the market. Not only are they lightweight and durable, but they also are refractive, so you won’t have to worry about any glare.

Glass Lenses

Glass lenses have been used since the invention of glasses. However, because they are so fragile and can break easily, they aren’t as popular amongst patients anymore. If you are insistent on having glass lenses, speak with Dr. Thom during your eye exam, and we can see what we can work out for you.

Polycarbonate Lenses

Developed initially for helmets in the Air Force, polycarbonate lenses are made from a durable material. Because polycarbonate lenses are so durable, they are primarily used in children’s glasses, safety glasses, and for sports— making them the number one pick in all of these areas.

When it comes to choosing the right lenses for you and your new glasses, you have several options. To learn more about glasses or to schedule an eye examination, contact Dr. Steve Thom today.



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