If you have a strong prescription, you’re in the right place.
Using this handy guide, avoid the dreaded lens-bulk by choosing the right lenses.
Better still, your eyes will look their natural size instead of being magnified smaller or bigger than they actually are.
No bug eyes for you!
What are double aspheric lenses?
Double aspheric lenses use irregular curvature on both their front and rear surfaces to make them thinner in profile, lighter in weight and aesthetically flatter. These lenses are popular for strong prescriptions to reduce thickness at their centres or edges.
For ease, here’s a handy breakdown of each lens profile;
- Spheric lenses use a singular curvature on their front and rear surfaces
- Aspheric lenses use an irregular curvature on just their front surface
- Double aspheric lenses use irregular curvature on their front and rear surfaces
This design makes double aspheric lenses flatter, thinner and sleeker in your frame.
See the illustration below.
What prescription type do double aspheric lenses benefit most?
Double aspheric lenses benefit strong prescriptions of more than +6.00 or - 6.00 dioptres in your sphere and/or your cyl.
- If you’re strongly farsighted (+) double aspheric lenses will reduce lens-bulk in the centres of your lenses due to their convex profile.
- If you’re strongly nearsighted (-) double aspheric lenses will reduce lens-bulk at the outer edges of your lenses due to their concave profile.
See the illustration below.
Are aspheric lenses better?
Aspheric or double aspheric lenses have the advantage of being thinner, flatter and lighter weight than traditional spheric equivalents. This makes them easier to wear in your glasses frame with improved aesthetics due to their sleeker appearance.
Why are high index lenses so expensive?
High index lenses are more efficient at refracting (bending) light, therefore require denser, more costly materials to manufacture. Furthermore, they require finer tolerances of accuracy which adds to their higher production costs.
For a guide to high index lenses, check out my other blog here.
How much do double aspheric lenses cost?
In 2022, 1.67 index, CR39 double aspheric lenses cost approximately £100 including anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings.
For a personal quotation to suit your prescription and lifestyle, please get in touch with our lens partner lab, Lensology.
Double aspheric lenses are;
- less distorted at their edges
- able to provide a larger field of view
- irregularly curved on their front and rear surfaces
- usually made in high indexes such as 1.67 or 1.76
- approximately 30-40% more expensive than single aspheric equivalents
- thinner, flatter and lighter weight than spheric or single aspheric equivalents
- required to have anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings
- able to be tinted as sun lenses
As you can tell, there are a lot of options to choose from, so feel free to contact Lensology for your ideal set of lenses.
Hopefully you found this article useful.
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