1.90 High Index Lenses are Very Popular in Europe

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1.90 High Index Lenses are Very Popular in Europe

1.90 High Index Lenses are Very Popular in EuropeWhat’s the point of getting a sleek pair of glasses if you’re just going to put thick and clunky lenses in them?

1.90 high index lenses are very popular in Europe for a reason: these incredibly thin glass lenses are the absolute thinnest lenses you can get. For people with extremely high prescriptions, this material may be the only one that will get them glasses that look good and feel light and comfortable.

1.90 high index lenses are a special glass material that is the most efficient lens material in the world. This means that it takes less lens material to get your prescription made than with any other material.

If you’re looking for the thinnest lenses possible here’s why 1.90 high index lenses are very popular in Europe:

  • 1.90 high index glass lenses are the thinnest lenses in the world.
  • If you have a high prescription 1.90 high index lenses may literally be the only lenses in the world that will get you the thinness that you’re looking for.
  • Because they’re glass, 1.90 high index lenses are incredibly scratch resistant – an advantage that few glasses wearers today realize glass has over plastic.
  • 1.90 high index lenses are popular in Europe because the optical industry there is smart enough to recommend it to high prescription wearers who are looking for stylish glasses.
  • In addition to making your lenses as thin as possible, 1.90 will also reduce the distortion your prescription causes your eyes. In other words, no more “bug eyes” or “tiny eyes” from your strong prescription.

If you’re looking for the best high index lenses for thinness, 1.90 high index is the way to go.

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1.90 high index lenses are a great choice, but there are a few things that are important to know about them. You should always get anti-reflective coating with high index lenses because they are more prone to glare than other lenses. Also, 1.90 high index lenses don’t come in any color other than clear, so you won’t be getting them in Transitions until a manufacturer decides to start producing them. Finally, because 1.90 high index lenses are more expensive than most other materials, they’re not a good choice unless you have a strong prescription. The ability of 1.90 high index lenses to thin out your lenses won’t make much of a difference if your prescription isn’t very strong, which is why most light prescription wearers don’t wear any high index lenses.

If you have any questions about 1.90 high index glass lenses or whether they’re right for you, please leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you. Hopefully, these lenses will become more popular in the US! Thanks for reading!

Guide to High Index Lenses 16 Responses to 1.90 High Index Lenses are Very Popular in Europe
  1. Micky
    October 9, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    Where in the US can I get these 1.90 high index lenses? I’m not sure about glass lenses, I’ve always had polycarbonate.

  2. Jessica
    October 15, 2014 | 5:12 pm

    You can order High Index 1.90 lenses through our company http://www.myeyewear2go.com

  3. Charmaine
    October 31, 2014 | 7:46 pm

    Are you based in the US? Will my extreme rx high index glass lenses 1.9 be manufactured in the US? What Vision Insurance do you accept?

  4. Mary
    September 5, 2015 | 10:57 am

    my prescription is -9.5 and i would like to know which would look completely normal in my frames, 1.74 or 1.9 high index lenses?

  5. Mary
    September 5, 2015 | 10:59 am

    my prescription is -9.5 and i would like to know which would look completely normal in frames for me, 1.74 or 1.9 high index lenses?

  6. GLORIA
    December 2, 2015 | 6:32 pm

    HI, I HAVE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE A VERY HI MINUS PRESCRIPTION. I HAVE TO CHOOSE FRAMES THAT I DON’T REALLY LIKE JUST SO MY LENSES WILL NOT LOOK SO THICK. I SEE A LOT OF FRAMES THAT I REALLY LIKE, BUT I’M ALWAYS TOLD TO GO WITH SOMETHING SMALL AND ROUND. MY PRESCRIPTION IS -9.25 +1.25 X 069 OD, AND -9.25 +1.25 X 140 OS.
    DOES THIS PRESCRIPTION QUALIFY FOR THE 1.90 HI INDEX GLASS LENSES, AND ARE THEY AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.? SO FAR I HAVE NOT HEARD OD ANYTHING HIGHER THAN THE 1.74 HI INDEX.

    THANKS, GLORIA

    • Ryan Phillips
      December 3, 2015 | 1:49 pm

      Gloria,

      Yes you do have a high minus not terrible from what we see but its still high and yes the smaller the frame and the rounder the frame the thinner the lenses will be definitely. As for 1.90 we do sell them they are quite common in europe and we do sell them in the stats. The 1.74 is the highest plastic material on the market today but there is also a 1.80 glass as well. Let us know if you need anything. If you ever want to talk to our high index Specialist His name is Kyle Ferris 732-227-4225 or you can email him at kferris@phillips-safety.com

  7. Liz wheeler
    February 3, 2016 | 1:18 am

    Hey! My daughter who is almost 18 months has a script of -15. At what age should we consider glass lenses to be safe for her. We would love the 1.90 lenses once safety is not a concern. I appreciate your help!!

  8. Saif
    May 28, 2016 | 9:35 am

    Hello,
    I have a very high prescription, i.e. -19 & -12. Can i wear 1.90 index, I am wearing hard lenses for last 5 years. I am so woorried about my eyes. Would it have a major differnece or not? Please reply asap.
    Regards
    Saif

    • Ryan Phillips
      May 31, 2016 | 2:24 pm

      Saif,

      Sorry it has taken a few days to respond we were on holiday. You can use 1.74 or 1.90, either one will work. The index does not affect the lens (will it work or not), just makes the lens look cosmetically thinner. I would suggest the 1.74 index.

  9. akhil
    July 18, 2016 | 11:54 am

    i have strong minus sight prescribtion ,-9 with cyl 2 in both eyes .. which is best for me 1.90 or 1.74 ,,is 1.90 will be aspheric lenses ..?

  10. Vince
    October 2, 2016 | 1:22 am

    Sphere/cyl/asis
    -16.5 +2 110
    -15.5 +1.25 075

    Can 1.90 index be used? Approx width of lens? Cost is no concern

    • Ryan Phillips
      October 11, 2016 | 2:36 pm

      Hi Vince,

      Yes 1.90 would be fine with your prescription. I wouldn’t be able to tell you the thickness of the lens without us making the lenses and inserting them into your frame of choice. The cost of the 1.90 on our site is $300. You can take a look at frames on our site myeyewear2go.com

    • Christine Jacobson
      October 19, 2016 | 3:21 am

      I have ordered about 2 years ago glasses from this company. I ordered 1.9 high index because they are supposed to be the thinnest. When I received my glasses I was so disappointed because they were so much thicker and heavier than the glasses I had with 1.67 high index. My prescription is – 21.5 / – 23.5. I never was able to wear these glasses, I wasted my money! I recommend buying your glasses somewhere else. I just want you not making the same experience and be terribly disappointed. Good luck!

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