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The lens on my glasses are thick due to poor eyesight. Is a thinner lens made that is just as powerful?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

High index plastic or thin materials.
Smaller frames for myopic glasses. Larger frames for hyperopic glasses. Thicker frames to hide edge of lenses. Contact lenses or laser eye surgery are last resort in my opinion. I wear glasses.

In brief: Yes

High index plastic or thin materials.
Smaller frames for myopic glasses. Larger frames for hyperopic glasses. Thicker frames to hide edge of lenses. Contact lenses or laser eye surgery are last resort in my opinion. I wear glasses.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lenses can be made from glass or plastics.
Glass is traditionally heavier than plastics, but there are also differences in the plastic lenses. Ask your eye doctor whether they can make your lenses from higher index of refraction materials, but understand that if your prescription is very high there will still be a need for thick lenses. Consider contacts as an option for better eyesight.

In brief: Yes

Lenses can be made from glass or plastics.
Glass is traditionally heavier than plastics, but there are also differences in the plastic lenses. Ask your eye doctor whether they can make your lenses from higher index of refraction materials, but understand that if your prescription is very high there will still be a need for thick lenses. Consider contacts as an option for better eyesight.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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