As part of your eye care, you should go to a trusted eye doctor at least once a year to check on your vision and eye health. This is especially important for individuals who are wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses because stronger prescriptions may be given over time, depending on your specific eye condition. In this case, it may be better to switch to high-index lenses.
High-Index Lenses vs. Standard Lenses
When used for stronger prescriptions, traditional plastic lenses can be quite thick and heavy, making them uncomfortable for the wearer. High-index lenses, on the other hand, are thinner and lighter than standard glass or plastic lenses. This is due to their aspheric design, which significantly reduces the “bug-eye” look that is often associated with high-prescription standard lenses. Don’t worry, though, because high-index lenses are still effective in correcting vision despite their thinness and light weight. Their design simply allows them to bend light more efficiently with less material. That’s why they have the advantage of being thin and light.
High-Index Lenses: Who Should Use Them?
High-index lenses are best used by individuals who have stronger prescriptions. It’s best to go to your local eye care center so that the doctors can determine a prescription that’s right for you.
Typically, if your prescription is lower than +/- 2.00, switching to high-index lenses won’t make much of a difference. Since the standard lenses for such prescriptions aren’t usually thick or heavy to begin with, there is no added benefit to using high-index lenses. But if your prescription is above +/- 2.00, you will definitely notice a significant difference when you change your lenses to high-index lenses.
Guilford Eye Center is a reputable eye care specialist known for providing superior eye care services to local clients. Our services include eye exams, eye disease treatment, dry eye treatment, and more. Call us at (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in High Point, NC, and the surrounding areas.