High Index Glass Lenses

Prescription glass lenses are lenses made of high quality real glass and are customized to correct a person’s specific vision impairment, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.  High Index Glass prescription lenses can be made in a variety of frame shapes and styles.

High index glass lenses are considered the highest quality of optical lens material since its creation. Prescription Eyeglasses with real glass lenses are incredibly durable and offer the clearest possible vision.

Single Vision and Progressive High Index lenses are for the strongest prescriptions and are only available for eyeglasses with full frames, no drill mount or semi-rimless frames.  We recommend high index glass lenses for frames with small lenses to reduce the weight of your glasses, because we’ve found that overall eyeglass weight plays a big role in overall comfort.

In general, high index glass lenses perform better than high index plastic lenses and the glass high index lens is the highest quality lens material that we offer. When you order High Index Glass lenses, we automatically add a free anti-reflective coating for you, free of charge, because glass high index lenses tend to have issues with glare if a coating is not added.

Real glass prescription High Index Lenses are an advanced type of optical lens, which provides higher prescription wearers with a slimmer and more streamlined shape. You no longer have to worry about lacking a stylish frame, and low profile lens, just because you have a high prescription. Perfect for anyone with +/- 2 prescriptions or higher.  


High index glass prescription glasses can be very heavy and you may find it uncomfortable. VS Eyewear will not take returns back based on the weight of the material used to create the lens. If you would like to shop other materials that will be a lighter weight, please navigate with our other lens options.



While typical plastic lenses offer basic scratch protection from the elements, real glass lenses provide the highest scratch resistance. All the other lens materials don’t match the scratch-resistant qualities of glass lenses.


Real Glass Prescription Lenses provide true HD optics with the Highest Abbe Value on the market, meaning less distortion and an overall clearer view.


Real Glass lenses offer a higher clarity, a better abbe value, and less distortion than your typical polycarbonate, plastic and trivex lenses.


  • Order your High Index Glass Lenses. We offer our real glass lenses in a clear material that comes standard with Anti-Reflective coating (AR). We only offer these lenses in Digital Single Vision and Progressive Multi-Focus No-line lenses. If you require Transition, Tinted or Polarized lenses, you can order our Standard Real Glass Lenses when ordering with frames.
  • CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE FRAME ON OUR WEBSITE – Real glass lenses are typically heavier than polycarbonate or plastic lens material in general. So, when choosing a pair of glasses, you should select a frame that offers a smaller eye size or provides an adjustable nose pads so you will not feel any additional weight. This should significantly reduce any weight differences you might notice while wearing glass lenses. When order BUY FRAMES ONLY and add to your cart and place an order for the lenses
  • ORDER NEW LENSES AND SEND US YOUR FRAME – Premium quality lenses for any brand of frames you may have. No hassle process and quick turn-around time. Getting high-quality replacement lenses for your glasses are easy to get at VS Eyewear. Most online optical stores will try to sell you new frames even though all you need are replacement lenses. If you have a set of frames with prescription lens replacements then you’re in the right place.

Single Vision:  $279.00     Progressive’s:  $329.00
Comes standard with Anti-Reflective Coating