Unpacking the Magic of Prescription Lenses
Do you ever wonder how those tiny discs of glass perched on your nose enable you to see the world clearly? It's all about light manipulation. Prescription lenses essentially alter the direction of light, ensuring it hits your retina just right for a clear, sharp image. It's like your eyes' personal lighting crew, making sure the 'stage' of your vision is lit perfectly.
The Universality of Eyeglass Prescriptions
Stunningly, eyewear prescriptions are standardized across the globe and aren't as complex as they seem. This means that the code your optician scribbles down is understood universally. Looking for a decoder ring for your prescription? Check out our handy guide to reading your eyeglass prescription!
Understanding the Lens Index
Stick with us, as this might sound like something straight out of a physics textbook. The lens index simply refers to the thickness of your lenses. A higher index equates to a thinner lens, which can be more aesthetically pleasing, particularly for those with high farsightedness or nearsightedness. You don’t have to worry about figuring this out on your own – we’ll recommend the best lens index based on your specific prescription.
The Role of Lens Axis in Your Prescription
A common eye disease, Astigmatism, is caused by a slight irregularity in the curvature of your eye, which can blur your vision. To fix this, we have to counter the power difference between the two curves of your eye. The 'axis' on your prescription tells us where to position the cylindrical power in your lens to correct this blurriness. Think of it as the personal GPS of your lens!
Can You Repurpose Old Lenses for New Frames?
There’s a possibility your old lenses can get a new lease on life by fitting them into new frames – provided they're the exact same model. Though we currently do not provide this service, we do have an in-store lens replacement service, allowing you to upgrade your favourite frames with a new pair of lenses for your glasses.
Prescription and Frame Selection: The Perfect Pairing
There are three key factors you need to take into consideration, as selecting the perfect frame involves more than just choosing a stylish design. These factors are:
- Lens Index: Your choice of lens index influences the overall price and can also be dictated by the frame material. For instance, slim titanium glasses might require thinner and consequently, more exorbitant lenses.
- Frame Material: Stronger prescriptions often mean thicker lenses. Opting for frames with slightly bolder acetate rims can cleverly camouflage the thickness of the lenses.
- Eye Position: The perfect pair ensures your eyes are centered in each lens, providing visually pleasing symmetry and optimal vision.
Crafting Your Prescription Glasses—The Timeline
From the validation of your prescription to meticulous quality checks after an order is placed, we ensure your new eyeglasses are nothing short of perfect. The entire process takes between 10 and 15 days, depending on the lens type, before your new eyeglasses make their way to your preferred store or your doorstep, and inevitably into your eyewear wardrobe (yay!).
And there you have it – a complete guide to comprehending and navigating the world of prescription eyeglasses. From understanding your prescription to choosing the right frames, Bonlook has you covered. Here's to clear vision and stylish frames that complement your lifestyle and personality!
Craving more fascinating insights into your vision? Check out some riveting eye facts gathered by our very own BonLook optometrist, Dr. Steinberg!