Looking to purchase a new pair of glasses? Before you go with the cheapest option out there or pick the hippest design on the market, be sure you know how the quality of your lens can affect your glasses. As with everything, you get what you pay for, but your eyesight is not something you want to take for granted. Here are the top five reasons that a high-quality lens is essential.
Medical reasons– The first and most important reason for a high-quality lens is medical; you don’t want to purchase something that will affect your eye health. Make sure you are buying your glasses from someone who has been in the industry a long time and knows what they are doing.
Comfort and design – A higher quality lens will always feel more comfortable for the wearer. If you have a job where you move around a lot, or perhaps you work at a computer, the movement you do on a daily basis is one thing that you need to take into consideration for comfort. If you purchase a high-quality lens, the lens will be crafted with movement OR lack of movement in mind and the strain on your eyes will be significantly less.
Coatings and layers – If you have ever purchased a low-quality lens, the odds are that coatings like anti-reflective, scratch resistant, anti-fog, or ultra-violet may start to peel. The higher quality lens will not have this issue. Layers can help with things like night driving for example. The science behind layers is very sophisticated. The higher quality the lens, the more layers it has and vice versa.
Cleanliness – A cheaper lens is not going to stay as clean. That is a fact. Buying a higher-quality lens will allow your glasses to stay fresh and clean longer, which equals less hassle overall for the wearer.
Warranty – The odds are a high-quality lens will come with a good warranty. A low-quality lens will not. Do your due diligence and make sure you are buying good quality lenses right from the start. Otherwise, you will be purchasing another pair of glasses and those inexpensive glasses will no longer become “cheap” when you are buying another pair a year from now.
At Inspired by Rossland Optical we take great pride in blending design, quality, and budget and selecting glasses that are sure to please the wearer. We also have a highly experienced team who will be upfront and honest about the quality of the lenses you are purchasing. Sometimes cost is a factor but investing in a higher quality lens is always a better bet for your eye health today and in the future.