What Lens Thickness Should I Choose?

This is a good question and it can be confusing.

We Offer 3 Different Lens Thicknesses

The standard lens comes with a 1.499 index lens which you will receive if you order the Value Package, the Bronze Package, and the Silver Package.

We will use a 1.60 index lens in the Gold Package

and a 1.67 index in the Gold+ Package

and a 1.74 index in the Platinum Package.

We do leave it to you to decide which you feel would be best for you so as not to pressure you into spending more, but we do advise that a prescription where the spheres and cylinders added together are more than +/-3.00 that you select a Gold Package or above and if above +/-4.00 , a Gold+ Package. If over +/-6.00 we advise a 1.74 Platinum Package.

Please note that 1.6, 1.67 and 1.74 are the refractive index of the lens and not the thickness of the lens.

(This will depend on your prescription and type of lens and size of the frame.)

You can select any of these packages with any strength of prescription and the choice is entirely yours. However, if you have a -6.00 prescription with a bronze pack, your lenses may be thicker than you would wish for.

Tips for Selecting Glasses With a Higher Prescription

To keep your lenses as thin as possible and for best results - if your prescription is high, then stay away from semi-rimless frames or large frames where the lens diameter is large such as the aviators. This will always cause the lens to be thicker.

Please call us on 01489 572340 for any advice on which lens might be best.

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