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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing Glasses Lenses

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Sep 06, 2022

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing Glasses Lenses

When it comes to buying glasses, we're all familiar with the experience. You go through multiple pairs of frames before finally finding one that you like, only to realize that it doesn't quite fit with your prescription. When this happens, you'll need to decide whether or not you want to try another pair or get a new lens for your glasses.

In this article, we'll look at some tips for choosing the right lenses for your glasses. We'll also cover some general considerations when deciding between different lens types and coatings that can help make sure you find the right lenses for your needs.

Your prescription requires a certain lens type.

If your prescription is very strong, you may need to get a lens that is thinner than normal. This type of lens can be beneficial for people with extreme prescriptions. The reason for this is that to get enough strength in their lenses without making them too thick and heavy, they will opt for a thinner material. In some cases, this can mean that the plastic material used in the lenses is only 0.05 mm thick! This means that it's not just an option if you have a very strong prescription—it's an essential component of getting your glasses to fit properly if you need them.

If your prescription isn't as high—say around +1 or +2, but still quite strong (at least -4 or so), and you don't want to wear contacts, then thin lenses may also be an appropriate choice for you because they often come with other features such as anti-scratch or UV protection coatings on top of them which make them less likely to scratch or break even after being abused by rough surfaces like concrete sidewalks or asphalt roads (for example).

Lenses that darken in bright light can help with certain conditions.

If you have light sensitivity and/or migraines, then you may want to consider lenses that darken in bright light. This is because they can help to prevent glare from sunlight while also protecting your eyes from UV rays. Lenses with this feature can be especially helpful if you have diabetes or are photosensitive.

You may want to consider extra coatings for your lenses.

  • Anti-reflective coating (AR) prevents light from reflecting off the surface of your lenses and into your eyes, making it easier to see in bright conditions.
  • Anti-scratch coating protects your glasses from scratches caused by dust or debris.
  • The anti-glare coating makes it so that you can see clearly when driving at night with headlights shining directly into your eyes.
  • The UV coating blocks harmful UV rays that can cause eye damage. This is especially important if you live in an area with high levels of UV light year-round.

Make sure you get the right size frame.

When choosing a frame, it’s important to consider the size of your face. A frame that fits you well will help you see and feel better. You’ll look more attractive and confident as well!

The standard measurements for frames are 49 mm, 52 mm, 54 mm, and 56 mm. These numbers refer to the width of a lens at its widest point in millimeters. Some frames are specifically designed for people with smaller or larger faces (such as 39-43 mm). It’s best to determine which measurement is right for you by measuring yourself.

You can get high-quality lenses online without paying too much money.

The quality of your lenses will vary depending on where you buy them. It's possible to get high-quality lenses online without paying too much money. You can order your glasses through an online retailer and customize them with the kind of lens you want at a fraction of the cost that you'd pay in-store.


The bottom line is that if you want to find the best glasses lenses for your eyes, you need to know what options are out there and how each one can help. There’s no single answer to this question; it depends on what kind of lens you need and whether or not you want to spend more money on higher-quality materials. But if you consider these three factors when making your decision, then at least you’ll be able to make an informed choice about what kind of lenses will work best for your situation!