Prescription Lenses Info

Polycarbonate vs High-Index Lenses [What Is the difference?]

Whenever you go to purchase your prescription glasses whether it be online at the local optical retailer you are often faced with the decision on what kind of lenses you should get. These lens options usually include plastic, glass, polycarbonate, trivex, and high-index. Polycarbonate vs. High Index Lenses Online, there are many online eyeglass retailers …

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What You Should Know About Progressive Lenses [Pros & Cons]

Progressive lenses commonly referred to as no-line bifocals, multifocal lens, or blended bifocals and are used by individuals who have trouble focusing on nearby objects, an age-related condition called presbyopia. This is a condition that generally happens to anyone around or above the age of 40, even if your vision was perfect before. Progressive Lenses …

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Transition Lenses [Pros & Cons]

Transition lenses have come a long way since  I first started wearing glasses back in the late 90s. Transition lenses are a specific brand for photochromic lenses, which are lenses that automatically adjust to sunlight. Even though Transitions is a specific brand and not the term for these lenses, over the years many eye care professionals have commonly …

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Polarized vs Non-Polarized Sunglasses – Which One Should You Go With?

If you are looking to buy a pair of sunglasses, your optician might ask if you are looking for polarized or non-polarized sunglasses. I can not tell you how many times I have asked someone that question and I just get a confused look. “What’s the difference?” is what most people say next. Polarized vs …

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CR-39 Plastic vs Glass Lenses – Battle of the Oldies

Whenever you go out to buy your glasses, your optician will often ask you if you want plastic or glass lenses. Alright, that isn’t exactly true, not anymore anyways. Today in 2019, plastic and glass lenses aren’t exactly talked about much anymore. Many people believe they have plastic lenses when in reality they actually have …

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Plastic vs Polycarbonate Lenses – Is One Really Better?

Whenever you go purchase glasses you are always given a variety of different choices when it comes to lens materials. All the different types of lens materials vary in weight, thickness, scratch resistance, and impact resistance. This is often a difficult decision to make if you don’t know what the benefits are between the different …

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Anti-Reflective Coating on Eyeglasses – Putting AR Coating To The Test

An anti-reflective coating is a coating that is supposed to enhance your vision by allowing more light to be transmitted to the eye. Since there is no material that lets 100% of light through it which is the major limiting factor in optical lenses. Whenever light hits your lens some of the light is lost …

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Plastic vs Metal Eyeglass Frames – Which Eyeglass Frame Should You Pick?

I am going to warn you straight from the start that this article is going to be very bias because I just LOVE plastic frames. I love everything about plastic frames. I have tried many metal frames over the years and I hate them. I have a couple of pairs of glasses that are metal …

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