When buying glasses online, it’s important to consider the type of lens you need. Here at Get Glasses Online we offer a variety of lenses, catering to both prescription and non-prescription glasses-wearers.
Prescription Glasses (Single Vision)
Single vision lenses are glasses lenses with one dioptric power. These prescriptions glasses are the most common type, and correct vision at a single distance.
These glasses ae for individuals who need their vision corrected for only one viewing distance, whether that be farther or shorter distances.
For prescription glasses, we offer 6 lens options based on lens index.
Now, you might be wondering what the term “lens index” means. Commonly called the “index of refraction”, this number typically ranges from 1.50 to 1.74 and indicates how effectively the lens bends incoming light rays.
More generally, the lens index indicates the thickness of your lenses. As the strength of your prescription increases, lenses usually become heavier and thicker. However, this often leads to more uncomfortable and less visually appealing lenses.
This problem can be addressed through use of high index lenses. A higher lens index corresponds with a thinner lens, making these lenses more lightweight. Despite being more lightweight, these lenses are able to accommodate stronger prescriptions.
Now, you might be wondering, what lens index should I look for? Below you can find more in-depth descriptions of each type of lens and what they will offer depending on your unique needs.
1.5 Basic Index
These are our standard single-vision lenses, well-suited for lower prescriptions ranging from -3.00 to +3.00. Based on the characteristics of these lenses, they require a full-rim frame for maximum support of the lens.
This type of lens is 15% thinner than the 1.5 Basic Index lenses and it a comfortable, lightweight option. These lenses are best suited for prescriptions ranging from -3.00 to -3.75 and +3.00 to +3.75. It is recommended to use these lenses with full-rim frames or for sports-related glasses.
1.6 High Index for Sports/Kids/Rimless
These lenses come in either MR-8 (Mitsui Resin) or polycarbonate materials, and are thin, lightweight, and resistant to impacts. This makes them perfect options for kids, or for those who play sports. These lenses also block 100% of UV rays.
1.6 High Index
This type of lens is 20% thinner than the 1.5 Basic Index lenses, and well-suited for strong prescriptions or those who want thinner glasses frames. We recommend these lenses for prescriptions with a sphere (SPH) correction between +/- 4.25 and +/- 6.75 and a cylinder (CYL) correction between +/- 2.25 and +/- 3.00.
1.67 High Index
This type of lens is 33% thinner than the 1.5 Basic Index lenses. These lenses are thinner and lighter, making them good choices for higher prescriptions.
1.74 Super High Index
These lenses are 44% thinner than the 1.5 Basic Index lenses, making them the thinnest lens options available. These lenses are made for the highest prescriptions possible and are very lightweight.
Non-prescription glasses are glasses with no vision correcting power. These are well-suited for individuals who have perfect vision and want glasses for fashion reasons.
Regardless whether you want prescription or non-prescription glasses, we offer 5 lens options with associated descriptions below.
These are our regular clear lenses. You can buy it, if you just want a frame, or if you want to make a fashion statement.
These lenses come with a UV420 Blue Block filter, which helps protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays. They also protect eyes from blue light that is emitted from digital device screens. These are a good choice for those who spend many hours in front of digital devices, and highly recommended for kids who might be more at risk for blue light retinal damage than the adult population.
These lenses are transition lenses, meaning that they start out clear and can transition into darker sunglasses in the presence of bright sunlight. Not available for Index 1.74
Polarized Sunglasses Lenses
These lenses come in grey or brown colors. Excellent quality. Not available for Index 1.74. Can fit any eyeglasses frame.
Non-Polarized Sunglasses Lenses (Tinted)
These lenses come with grey or brown tinting for protection against the sun. You can also choose gradient tint. Please leave as a note during checkout your color preference. Can fit any eyeglasses frame.
Mirror-Polarized Sunglasses Lenses
These lenses also offer sun protection and are available in purple, dark blue, ice ocean blue, pink, or silver coatings. Please leave as a note during checkout your color preference. Not available for Index 1.74. Can fit any eyeglasses frame.
Money Saving Best Kept Secret:
If you want sunglasses, you can choose any Eyeglasses frame and add any Sunglasses lenses. The most popular sunglasses lenses now are mirrored polarized lenses. This is the best choice, if you leave in sunny place, or going to sunny destination, for better protection against the sun. In our opinion, the best fit would be Aviator eyeglasses frame. See examples of eyeglasses frame with mirrored polarized lenses. which we did for our customers:
Example 1: Model C#-8026: https://getglasses.online/eyeglasses/c-sharp-c-802... with Mirror-Polarized Sunglasses Lenses Silver color
Choose model C#-8026, for Lens Type choose Mirror Polarized Lenses and during checkout add a note that you want Silver Color for your Mirrored lenses
The same model C#-8026: https://getglasses.online/eyeglasses/c-sharp-c-802... with regular lenses:
Example 2: Model C#-8027:https://getglasses.online/eyeglasses/c-sharp-c-802... with Mirror-Polarized Sunglasses Lenses Ice Blue color:
Choose model C#-8027, for Lens Type choose Mirror Polarized Lenses and during checkout add a note that you want Ice Blue Color for your Mirrored lenses
The same model C#-8027:https://getglasses.online/eyeglasses/c-sharp-c-802... with regular lenses:
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