How to Choose the Right Eyeglass Lenses

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There are many different types of eyeglass lenses available on the market. At Eyewear Unlimited we can help explain your options and find which are best for your glasses. Eyeglass lenses have advanced very much over the years. The new eyeglass lenses are now thinner, lighter, and more scratch resistant. A few options include polycarbonate lenses, trivex lenses, high index plastic lenses, photochromic lenses, and polarized lenses.

Polycarbonate lenses are a more durable lens, but they are thin and light. These lens are optimal for people who play sports or children. Trivex lenses are very similar to the polycarbonate lens but may have better correction for some. High index plastic lenses are for individuals who need a very strong prescription. Photochromic lenses are the lenses that are able to change from clear to tinted, so you have glasses and sunglasses within one frame. Polarized lenses are available for prescription sunglasses and help the reflection of light that causes glare.

At Eyewear Unlimited we determine what shape of lens is proper for your vision. This is an important factor because some lenses curve inward and some curve outward depending if you are nearsighted or farsighted. For people with astigmatism cylinder shaped lenses are typically needed. The availability of some lenses may depend on the style frame that you choose as well, but typically any frame can fit any lens.

Don’t let picking out eyeglasses be overwhelming. Come to Eyewear Unlimited and let our professional team assist you with your eyeglasses to ensure that you get exactly what you need for your eyes.

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