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What Is The Difference Between Glass Lenses And Plastic Lenses For Glasses
See below: Differences between glass & plastic lenses: weight (glass much heavier); durability (plastic scratches more easily); price (glass generally more, depending on prescription, coatings, etc.). ...Read more
Plastic: Plastic is lighter and provides equivalent visual quality. ...Read more
Heard that glass lenses for eyeglasses are somehow superior to plastic or composite lenses. Any truth to this?
I wear eye glasses. I feel that plastic glasses are a little blurry as compared to glass. Is it so?
Slight possibility: Although glass lenses offer a subtle advantage in clarity over high index or polycarbonate lenses, typically the advantages of plastic far outweigh glass. Polycarbonate essentially can function as 'safety ' glasses. The drawback however is that plastic tends to scratch more easily no matter what over glasses. Again though, the functionality of plastic is superior. ...Read more
I really need new glasses but cannot afford them. How do I get some? Can I put new lenses in old plastic ones?
Replace lenses: Most optical shops can replace the current lenses with new ones, using the old lenses as templates to grind the edges to fit in the old frames. This can cut the cost if the old frames are in decent shape. You can also search thrift shops for a frame you might like and do the same thing. You will, however, need to pay for an examination to determine the power of the new lenses. ...Read more
If glasses are so near the eyes so much so that eyelashes touch the glass lens often...does it affect the eyesight /vision in anyway??
No: No, the position of your glasses doesn't adversely affect your eyes, but will alter the proper focus of the light entering through the lenses. Of course it also depends on how strong the prescription is, with extremely high degrees myopia or hyperopia the vertex difference does make a difference. Also the eyelashes do flick moisture onto the lenses altering clarity. You should make sure lenses fit. ...Read more
Generally not: the plastic lenses of eyeglasses from reputable dealers will not be damaged by rubbing alcohol although some frames might be susceptible. Lenses from ordinary retail sources might be made of cheaper plastic and be damaged. However it is always best to clean the lenses with a microfiber cloth and use dish soap if the soil is heavy. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 25 years old. I never used glasses before. does the glass make my better or worse ?
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