How to make your thick glasses thinner

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The rise in myopia and over 60% of people who need vision correction has led to a higher prescription being prescribed more commonly. High prescription leads to having thick glasses that can be uncomfortable and heavy. In addition, it can make your eyes appear distorted and smaller. Here are some ways on how to make your thick glasses appear thinner:

What is the reason eyeglasses would be thicker?

There are multiple reasons why glasses might be thick. One reason is if the prescription is strong. There’s been an increase in myopia due to the pandemic. The pandemic resulted in online learning which affected children’s vision and working from remote which affected adults. Another reason could be the material of the lens. If the lens is made of thick material, it will make the glasses thicker. Finally, the shape of the glasses can also affect thickness. For example, if the glasses are round, they will generally be thicker than glasses that are more rectangular. 

CamoLens Coating

Here at Shop Optical Academy, we offer an exclusive patent lens edge coating called Camolens made to provide the best eyewear possible! This feature eliminates the white rings that are naturally present around normal lenses, enhancing your frames and hiding edges to create a crystal clear lens. With the new, innovative product feature, you can wear your thick frames that are enhanced to appear thinner and clearer!

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How To Add Our Camolens Feature to your lenses

When purchasing your eyewear you can add multiple lens option additions along with our Camolens feature.

Camolens feature

High Index Lenses

If you have a strong prescription, you may want to consider high index lenses. These lenses are made from a material that is thinner and lighter than traditional glass or plastic, so they can help make thick glasses appear thinner. As your Rx prescription power goes up, you should also move up in material “index” value.  Here is a chart of our different stages for high index lens prescriptions:

  • Standard – Basic CR39 plastic lens. Suitable for prescription ranges +/-1.00 to +/-2.00.
  • Stage 1 – 1.60 lenses – Reduces edge thickness for prescription ranges +/-2.00 to  +/-3.00.
  • Stage 2 – 1.61 lenses – Reduces edge thickness for prescriptions up to +/-4.00.
  • Stage 3 – 1.66 lenses – Reduces edge thickness for prescriptions up to +/-6.00. 
  • Stage 4 – 1.66 lenses – Reduces edge thickness for prescriptions up to +/-8.00. 
  • Stage 5 – 1.66 lenses – Reduces edge thickness for prescriptions up to +/-10.00.
  • Custom – Custom stage is recommended for prescriptions higher than +/-10.00.

Anti-Glare Coating

Adding an anti-glare coating to your lenses can also help reduce the appearance of thick glasses. This coating helps to reflect light away from your lenses, making them appear thinner.

Choose Rimless Glasses

If you have thick glasses, there are a few things you can do to make them appear thinner. Choose a frame that is close to your skin tone, avoid heavy or thick-looking frames. Instead, opt for lighter-weight frames that don’t add too much bulk to your look. Rimless glasses are a great option if you want to make your glasses appear thinner.

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Conclusion

Here are ways to make or have your thick lenses appear thinner. CamoLens thickens the white rings that are naturally present around normal lenses, enhances your frames, and hides edges to create a crystal clear lens. High index lenses are made from a material that is thinner and lighter than traditional glass or plastic. Adding an anti-glare coating to your lenses can also help reduce the appearance of thick glasses. Finally, choose rimless glasses, they don’t add too much bulk to your look. 

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