High Index Lenses Still Thick

Have you tried high index lenses but were still unsatisfied with how thick they were?

My High Index Lenses Still Seem Thick

High Index Lenses Still ThickThere are several different variations of high index lenses. The higher the index, the thinner the lens. The most common high index is 1.67, but there are higher indexes available. If you have an extremely strong prescription, you might want to take a look at 1.90 high index glasses.

1.90 high index glasses are very popular in Europe but currently are less common in the United States. They are incredibly thin glass lenses made from a special composite material. Because they’re so thin they don’t suffer from distortions such as “bug eyes” the way that thicker glasses might. Also, since they’re glass they’re very scratch resistant.

There are some trade-offs that you should be aware of, however. Even though they’re extremely thin, the material will be heavier than plastic lenses. They’re also extremely brittle and prone to optical distortion at the edges. Only you can decide whether these issues are outweighed by the numerous benefits.

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If you have an extremely high prescription and have been disappointed with how thick your current high index glasses are, ask about 1.90 high index glasses.

Guide to High Index Lenses 16 Responses to High Index Lenses Still Thick
  1. haris
    December 20, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    My number is -13
    My look very old
    But i m 17 year old
    Plz tel me correct glasses for me

  2. Jessica
    January 7, 2015 | 5:11 pm

    I would try a high index lens. They are still going to be a little on the thick side but they would be better than regular lenses.

  3. Sarah
    March 6, 2015 | 5:52 am

    I have a prescription of -6.50.

    What level of high index do I need? Would 1.67 be ok?


  4. Jessica
    March 18, 2015 | 3:34 pm

    I would go with that or the 1.70.

  5. PC
    August 6, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    My prescription is -10.00 both eyes. The high index 190 is not available in my region. what would you suggest for me?

  6. Marie
    September 9, 2015 | 11:29 pm

    My prescription is -8.50 so i order high index lenses how thick are they going to be???

  7. Tim
    September 25, 2015 | 7:53 am

    Hi, great website!

    In general, how much heavier is 1.90 glass lens when compared with a 1.67 plastic lens of the same size?

  8. Brian
    September 27, 2015 | 5:50 pm

    Is there a way to tell what Index number my lenses are by looking at it ? I purchased new glasses recently and was told they’re High Index lenses. However they seem a little thick still. So I wanted to know if there was a way I could tell what Index number they used.

    • Ryan Phillips
      November 9, 2015 | 10:29 pm

      I am sorry its very hard to tell what index your lenses are with out having them her to test. Even then we have a hard time and sometimes need to destroy them to find out what index they really are.

  9. Andrea
    November 8, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Hi. I have a prescription of +6.00. I always have 1.67 high index glasses most of time until I saw your website. I want go for 1.74 high index and most of time people say no recommend me go for 1.67. I hate my eye looks bigger in my glasses even I am wearing smaller frame glasses. should I go for 1.76 high index on your website myeyewear2go? Thanks!

    • Ryan Phillips
      November 9, 2015 | 10:13 pm

      Some people don’t like to sell 1.74 because its expensive to manufacture and if your not used to working with the material there is a good chance of breakage when processing the lenses. The 1.74 I personally think it’s a higher quality material it will defiantly be thinner and look cosmetically nicer. As far as making your eyes look smaller I would suggest going with a ar coating but there is not much we can do with that due to the fact that your RX is a plus +6.00 I would suggest a light tint to the lens sometimes help hide that. If you want please call our High index sales Specialist Kyle Ferris at his direct line at 732-227-4225 or email him at kferris@phillips-safety.com or you can visit our high index page at http://www.myeyewear2go.com/specialty-glasses/high-index-glasses.html Hope this helps.

      Thank You

      • Andrea
        November 11, 2015 | 1:07 pm

        Ok. I just email Mr. Kyle Ferris. Hope he reply me back soon. Thank you very much for your help.

        • Ryan Phillips
          November 11, 2015 | 2:43 pm

          Thanks Let me know if he doesn’t get back to you ASAP.

  10. Mima
    December 6, 2015 | 4:04 am

    My prescription is -5.75..which size of high index will be ok in my case?

    • Ryan Phillips
      December 7, 2015 | 3:43 pm

      I think with a 1.74 High Index Lenses your lens will be very thin. If you would like please contact Kyle Ferris he is our high index Specialist and he can tell you exactly how thick your lenses will be his contact number is 732-227-4225 or you can email him at kferris@phillips-safety.com

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