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3 Types of Lenses for Your Glasses August 6, 2019

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3 Types of Lenses for Your Glasses, Waukesha, Wisconsin

People tend to spend more time considering the frames for their glasses than the lenses they house. However, the lenses are arguably the most important component, and the type you choose will affect your overall satisfaction. Medical Eye Associates, S.C. of Mukwonago, WI, offers top eye care services along with a wide range of frame styles. They can also help you pick the perfect lenses for lifestyle. Here are three options available to you.

3 Lens Options for Prescription Eyeglasses

1. High-Index Plastic

For people with very poor eyesight, traditional glass lenses were often thick and less visually appealing. High-index plastic remedied this issue, as optometrists can shave them down to a lower profile. They’re also effective for protecting the eyes from harmful UV rays.

2. Photochromic

GlassesPhotochromic lenses offer a two-for-one benefit. While they are clear indoors, they darken in sunlight to effectively block out damaging rays. This feature eliminates the need for sunglasses, which makes them a convenient option for people on the go.

3. Polycarbonate

Glass and even conventional plastic lenses are easily broken. Polycarbonate lenses, on the other hand, can withstand hard impacts, which makes them ideal for people with active lifestyles. They’re also great for kids, who are often a lot harder on their glasses than adults. Like high-index plastic, polycarbonate offers enhanced UV protection, as well.

If you’re looking for eyewear and need help finding the perfect lenses or frames, Medical Eye Associates, S.C. is poised and ready to help. They are equipped to meet a wide range of eye care needs and even offer comprehensive exams to ensure optimum eye health. Take advantage of more than 79 years of experience by calling (262) 363-5333 to schedule an appointment in Mukwonago. You can also access more helpful patient information by visiting their website.

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