The primary benefit of high-index lenses is that they are both thinner and lighter than standard lenses. If you have a strong prescription in one or both lenses, your doctor might recommend these lenses for you. They work by bending light more efficiently, so the lenses do not need to be as thick to accomplish the same level of vision correction. High-index lenses are appropriate for those who are near or farsighted, and even those with astigmatism.

High-index lenses can be combined with lens coatings, including:

  • UV protection
  • Anti-glare
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Blue-light reduction

Additionally, high-index lenses can be utilized in a wide array of lens types, such as:

  • Progressive
  • Polarized
  • Photochromic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Aspheric

If you have questions about high-index lenses and whether they’re right for you, please call Keelan Eyecare at (732) 458-4800.