Glass is considered the highest quality of optical lens material since its creation. Eyeglasses with glass lenses are incredibly durable and offer the clearest possible vision.
Single Vision and Progressive High Index 1.80 Glass lenses are for the strongest prescriptions and are only available for eyeglasses with full frames, no drill mount or semi-rimless frames. We recommend 1.80 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 1.80 Index glass is the highest index lens material that we offer. When you order High Index 1.80 Glass lenses, we automatically add a free anti-reflective coating for you, free of charge, because high index glasses tend to have issues with glare if a coating is not added.
GLASS LENS RETURN POLICY
Glass 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.
VS Eyewear is exceptionally proud to be one of the few companies still offering Real Glass Prescription Lenses. We pride ourselves on being one of the last companies that still retail Real Glass Lenses for our customers. The optical industry still considers real glass lenses to be the highest quality optical lens material available.
The majority of our line of eyeglass frames can be made with glass lenses if you choose the glasses lens option during your check our process, instead of polycarbonate or plastic lenses.
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.
Choose from a variety of frames. When you find one you like, click ‘View Products’.
While 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 to pads so you will not feel any additional weight. This should significantly reduce any weight differences you might notice while wearing glass lenses.
Once you find the frame you like, click ‘Buy Frame with Prescription’
Our real glass prescription lenses come in the same variety of options that you’re used to with plastic lenses. We offer our real glass lenses in various options such as Clear, Transition glass lenses known as PhotoGray Extra, PhotoBrown Extra, and the sunglass and fixed tint color. We offer all the prescription options that plastic does, such as single vision, FT-28 Bifocal, and Progressive No Line Bifocals.