Your Options When Choosing Prescription Lenses

Dec 21, 2017

Life has enough complications. Let’s make choosing a pair of prescription eyeglasses a little easier. Here is a breakdown of the options you have when ordering prescription lenses from VS-Eyewear:

Lens Material

  • Plastic lenses work well for light prescriptions
  • Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than plastic. They also hold up better on impact. This makes them great for children and active adults, and for prescriptions ranging from +/-2.00 to +/-4.00. Choose polycarbonate over plastic if your frames are rimless or semi-rimless.
  • Trivex lenses have some similarities to polycarbonate lenses: they are thin and light, resist impact and scratches, and they are great for children and active adults. Trivex is more expensive than polycarbonate because of the way they are molded, offering better clarity.
  • Glass lenses are less likely to scratch, and they are clear, but glass is also heavy and not shatter resistant. Children should not wear glass lenses.
  • Hi-Index lenses are for prescriptions of +/-2.00 and greater. They help reduce the distortion people see when they look at your eyes through your glasses.

Lens Coatings

  • Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating reduces reflections on the lenses. This is great for tired eyes, but not so great for glasses that need to be constantly cleaned.
  • Scratch Coating resists scratches.
  • Ultra Violet (UV) Coating keeps the sun’s UV rays from hurting your eyes. It is included with all polycarbonate and hi-index lenses.
  • Mirror Coating is reflective, keeping others from seeing your eyes. This can only be applied to standard sunglasses.
  • Anti-Fog Coating resists fogging on both sides of the lenses.

Click here for more information on the options you can choose for your prescription lenses. Still have questions? Contact us.

Need help? VS Eyewear customer service is here for you. Give us a call at 877-872-5780 or send us an email at [email protected]

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