10 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Quality Eyewear

We all like to save money, and we all love a good deal.
But there are some things in life you invest in—those quality products that you know are important.

Your car may be one of them or your house. You may have specialized equipment for your work or favorite hobby. And most of us would get just about anything needed for our pets!

But what about when it comes to your eyeglasses?

Array of cheap eyeglasses

There are a lot of bargain basement deals out there. They can look very tempting. After all, if you can save a little on your glasses, you’ll have more money to spend elsewhere, right?

Well, maybe not. Often those good deals are for sub-par products that are likely to disappoint you in the long run. You may have to replace them sooner than you thought or find that you just can't see clearly or comfortably out of them.

Before you make your next purchase, consider the following 10 reasons why your glasses should be one item on which you’re willing to splurge a little.


10 Reasons Why It’s Important to Invest in Quality Eyewear


Here's our top reasons why its worth the investment.


1. Being able to see clearly and comfortably is really important!

Few things affect the quality of our lives as much as our ability to see clearly and comfortably. From the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep again at night, we’re viewing the world around us. How we see affects our ability to drive, work, interact with others, and enjoy our leisure time.

If you’ve ever owned a pair of cheap glasses, you understand how irritating they can be. They may have had flimsy frames, painful nose pieces, or cheap lenses that quickly became scratched. Maybe they didn’t fit well, and you had to adjust them multiple times throughout the day.

There are few items you wear as often or for as long as your eyeglasses. They’re probably a huge part of your life, so you owe it to yourself to get the best pair you can.


2. Quality eyewear is better for your vision.

Quality eyewear brands use the best lens materials to provide an accurate prescription match. This reduces eye strain and enhances your visual experience, helping you to see more clearly throughout your day.

If you've ever tried to get prescription glasses at a discount store, you may have experienced a difference in the visual quality. Often, you just can't see as clearly through the lenses.

Sometimes, they may not be positioned correctly in the frames, or if the frames don't fit you right, the world around you will look blurry.


3. Quality eyewear is made of durable materials.

This is perhaps the biggest noticeable difference between cheap frames and quality ones. The higher-end frames are made of durable materials such as titanium, stainless steel, or high-quality acetate (like those at Banton Frameworks).

They’re also more likely to have sturdier hinges with multiple reinforcement points, which helps the frame hold its adjustments while better withstanding daily wear and tear. You know what you put your glasses through on a normal day—if you have eyewear made to withstand real life, you’ll be more likely to enjoy them for years to come.

Cheaply made glasses are usually made of flimsier materials like inferior metals or low-quality plastics. This makes them much more prone to damage, breaks, or bends. They’re also more vulnerable to abrasions and discoloration. And if you have sensitive skin, some of the materials (like nickel or low-quality plastic) could even react with your skin, causing redness and rashes.


4. Quality eyewear typically comes with superior lenses.

Lenses can be made of different materials, such as glass, CR39, polycarbonate or high-index materials. Each material affects aspects like lens thickness, weight, clarity, and impact resistance. How the lenses are manufactured differs, too.

Lens fabrication techniques, precision in shaping the lens, and quality control measures during production all affect the final quality of the lenses that go into your frames.

We don’t often think about how lenses are designed, but it’s important. That design creates specific optical properties and characteristics that correct your vision problems. Advanced lens design utilizes the latest in technology to provide higher precision and better visual acuity.

Quality lenses are especially important if you have astigmatism, a higher level of correction, or multifocal (progressive or bifocal) prescriptions. That means you require your lenses to do more for your vision, so the lenses themselves need to be quality made, and then inserted into a pair of frames that will protect them over time.

Quality lenses are also critical in sunglasses. Cheap sunglasses may look similar to premium quality sunglasses, but they are usually made with lower-quality lenses prone to scratching and cracks, and are likely to pop out of the frames with minimal pressure. Quality sunglasses resist scratching and cracking while offering superior protection from damaging UV rays.

5. Quality eyewear often includes optimal lens coatings.

Today's premium eyewear gives you several options when it comes to eye health protection. For example, you can get anti-reflective and blue-light filters to help you see clearly no matter whether you're driving or working at the computer. These coatings not only provide protection for your eyes but also can extend the lifespan of your eyewear and make your vision even clearer.

Some higher-end retailers also offer transition lenses. These allow you to use your prescription glasses as sunglasses, too, since the lenses darken into sunglasses when exposed to UV light. This provides additional protection for your eyes while also saving you money since you don't have to buy a separate pair of sunglasses (unless you want to!).

If you have astigmatism or a high level of needed correction, you can get quality lenses that are thin and lightweight if you invest in a premium pair. Cheaper glasses may come with thicker lenses that are heavier on your nose and ears, and may potentially cause redness and pain by the end of the day.

Quality sunglasses may also offer polarization, which helps reduce glare. If you’re often out in bright conditions or enjoy playing sports, having a pair of quality polarized sunglasses can make all the difference.

6. Quality eyewear is adjustable.

A sign of good quality eyewear is it's ability to be adjusted time and time again. Eyewear regularly loses it shape due to everyday wear, changes in temperature etc. But a good quality frame made from high quality materials can be reshaped over and over without breakage.

If crafted from durable materials such as titanium or high-grade acetate, these spectacles can undergo adjustments to accommodate changes in facial structure or personal preferences.

Skilled opticians employ precise techniques to reshape frames and adjust temple arms, ensuring a comfortable and customized fit for the wearer. This flexibility not only enhances comfort but also extends the lifespan of the eyewear, offering both practicality and value to those who rely on their glasses for clear vision and style.


7. Quality eyewear is more comfortable.

If you’ve ever worn a cheap pair of glasses for more than a few hours, you know how they can start to feel “icky” on your face! They may become irritating, heavy, scratchy, or unbalanced. And when you have to wear them for hours on end, you can’t help but notice.

Quality eyewear is almost always much more comfortable. The frames are made of higher-end materials that fit well and are lightweight. This minimizes issues like nose bridge indents or ear discomfort that you often experience with cheaply made glasses.

If you take the extra step of custom-designing your glasses, then you’re sure to experience comfort-plus because they’re made specifically to fit your face measurements. It’s like putting on an old pair of comfortable shoes—they just seem to mold to your face so that you forget they’re even there.


8. Quality eyewear typically includes warranties for repairs.

No matter how careful you are with your glasses, sometimes accidents happen. You drop them, squish them, or bend them somehow. Does that mean they are ruined?
If they are cheap glasses, the answer is probably “yes,” though you may be able to bend back a temple piece to at least make it somewhat wearable (though it will probably not be comfortable).

When you buy a pair of quality glasses, check with the store. Most offer warranties for repairs and replacements, so if something happens to your glasses, you can take them in and get them fixed without having to pay significant costs.

At Banton Frameworks, we offer unlimited adjustments and a lifetime of repairs. We promise to adjust your glasses free of charge at any time after purchase. And if you break them, we’ll do our best to repair them at a reasonable cost.

9. Quality eyewear is stylish! 

Yes, you want long-lasting glasses that fit you well, but since you probably have to wear them a lot, you want them to look good too, right?

Let’s be real here: glasses are an accessory. Especially in today’s very visual world, where we’re all taking selfies and showing up on video, we want to look our best. Plus, if you enjoy wearing your glasses and feel like they enhance your appearance, you’re more likely to wear them when you need to, right? And that’s good for your vision and your eye health!

Makers of quality eyewear pride themselves on creating trendy, stylish glasses you'll be proud to wear. They provide an extensive range of colors and designs so that you can find a pair that not only helps you see great but accentuates your personal style.  


10. Quality eyewear is a cost-effective investment.

When you invest in a pair of quality eyeglasses, you’re investing in your own long-term health, comfort, and vitality. These glasses provide many benefits that can improve your life:

  • Superior eye protection
  • Crisp and clear vision
  • Rugged durability
  • Exceptional comfort
  • More customized options
  • First-class eye health protection
  • High-end style
  • Peace-of-mind warranties

Quality glasses last longer than those that are cheaply made, as well, so you won’t have to replace them as often. This can save you money in the long run.


Investing in quality eyewear is not just a matter of comfort and style; it's a decision that can significantly impact your daily life and long-term eye health. While the allure of bargain deals may seem tempting, the pitfalls of subpar products quickly become apparent. From discomfort and poor vision to frequent replacements, the hidden costs of cheap glasses add up over time.

By prioritizing quality eyewear crafted from durable materials and featuring superior lenses and coatings, you're not just purchasing a pair of glasses—you're investing in clarity, comfort, and peace of mind.

With benefits ranging from enhanced vision and durability to personalized style and comprehensive warranties, quality eyewear proves to be a cost-effective choice in the long run.

So, before you compromise on your next eyeglass purchase, consider the invaluable returns that come with investing in your vision. After all, when it comes to something as vital as your eyesight, settling for anything less than the best simply isn't an option.

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