The 3rd video in our What Do Optometrists Really Do series explains why it’s so critical to select the right lens material for your new glasses.  Your lifestyle, your lens prescription, and your work environment all need serious consideration before making this decision.  There are 7 different lens materials to pick from based on the following factors:

  • Thickness
  • Clarity
  • Weight
  • Safety
  • Cracking resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Specialty frames

Each lens material has certain advantages and also disadvantages.  An expert optician can help you select one of the following lens materials that best suits your needs.

  • CR39
  • Polycarbonate
  • 1.60 Hi Index
  • 1.67 Hi Index
  • 1.74 Hi Index
  • Trivex
  • Tribrid

To learn more about what might be the best lens material for your glasses, you can watch a short video HERE

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