Slim and light lenses, also known as high-index lenses, offer a much thinner and lighter lens - reducing lens thickness by up to 40%.
Slim & Light
With traditional lenses that are made of glass, plastic or other materials, the main deciding factor for the lens thickness is the optical prescription you need to best support your vision. For people with strong prescriptions, this can result in thick, heavy lenses that are constantly slipping down your nose, making them uncomfortable (or simply frustrating) to wear.
How Are Slim And Light Lenses Made?
High-index lenses are a newer type of lens material that is denser than traditional lens materials. This means that it can bend light more efficiently, allowing for thinner lenses. When a slim and light lens coating is applied to a high-index lens, it can further reduce the thickness and weight of the lens.
Slim and light lenses can be particularly beneficial for people with strong prescriptions, as they can help reduce the overall weight and thickness of the lens. This can make the glasses more comfortable to wear, and can also improve the appearance of the glasses by making them look more sleek and modern.
Slim and light lenses are often a favourite because:
- They’re more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They are lighter on the nose and ears, which means they are less likely to slip down your nose or cause discomfort behind your ears.
- Being thinner and flatter, they have a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, and can make your eyeglasses look more stylish and fashionable.
- Slim and light lenses are made from high-index materials, which have a higher refractive index than standard lenses. This means they are able to bend light more efficiently, resulting in better clarity and sharper vision.
- With the reduction in lens thickness, slim and light lenses can fit into a wider range of eyeglass frames. This gives you more options to choose from when selecting your eyewear, and allows you to find a frame that best suits your personal style.
To find out if a high index slim and light lens is right for you and suitable for your optical prescription, visit your local Kevin Paisley clinic across our Victoria and South Australia centres by selecting your preferred location here, or give us a call.