Most of our patients spend considerable time in choosing frames for their glasses. But you should also consider your choice in lenses. Most lenses today are made of light, shatter-resistant materials such as high-index plastic and Trivex, which offer very clear vision. There are many options including:
Scratch-resistant coatings are a good investment for children’s glasses or for glasses you wear while outdoors or playing sports. While these coatings are not scratch-proof, they do prevent minor scratches and keep your vision clear longer. If you are outdoors for extended periods of time, you may also want to consider lenses with a UV treatment to protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes from sun damage.