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How to Choose Sunglasses
While the hardest part of ordering glasses is the choice of glasses, the lenses you choose often will determine how happy you are with your eyewear. It may seem confusing as there are so many choices for lenses and coatings, it's easy to be confused about what's worth buying.
We created a buyers guide that will navigate you and explain the different types of eyeglass lenses and help you choose lenses and coatings that offer the best features, value and benefits for your needs.
When purchasing eyeglasses frames, the frame you choose is important to your appearance and to your comfort when wearing glasses. The eyeglass lenses you choose help benefit in the appearance, your comfort, your vision and safety. There is a common mistake people make when purchasing eyeglasses is not fully understanding the choices of eyeglass lens materials, designs and coatings.
High-index plastic lenses. In response to the demand for thinner and lighter eyeglasses, high-index thin and light lenses were created. These lenses are thinner and lighter than CR-39 plastic lenses because they have a higher index of refraction.
Pros: Great Optics, Low Cost
Cons: Thickest Option
Pros: Superior impact resistance, 100% UV Block Protection, Lighter than High Index Plastic Lenses
Cons: Thicker than High Index Plastic Lenses
High Index Plastics
1.60 to 1.67
Pros: Thin & Lightweight, Block 100% UV, Costs less than 1.74 Index Lens.
Cons: Less impact resistant than polycarbonate lenses.
Pros: Thinnest Lens Available, Blocks 100% UV, Lightweight
Cons: Most expensive Lens, Not available with all coatings and tints.