High index lenses are manufactured with state-of-the-art new materials in order to make them thinner and lighter in weight than was previously possible. These lenses are highly beneficial to those with stronger prescriptions that often feel like their glasses look like Coke Bottles!
This cosmetic new option works based on something called the “index of refraction.” A high-tech lens material with a high index of refraction is able to bend light more, so that less of it is needed to produce a given lens prescription. This allows glasses to be thinner and lighter.
High index materials provide significant advantages over traditional lenses. They drastically reduce the thickness of your prescription lenses, absorb all harmful UV light, and can be tinted to any shade or color. When High Index Lenses are combined with an antireflective coating, the result is the most aesthetically pleasing prescription eyeglasses that modern science can put on the market today.
When ordering new eyewear, be sure to ask your doctor about High Index Lenses.