Hi Index Lenses

Here at New Vision Optical Boutique, we’re all about getting you the best products and services at a price you can afford. We pride ourselves on maintaining top-of-the-line, cutting-edge contacts and glasses to help you see as well as possible, now and for the rest of your life. One of our favorite offerings are high index lenses. If you haven’t heard about them or considered them yet, you should.

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What are "Hi Index Lenses" from Our Wilmette Optometrist?

If you wear the classic “Coke bottle glasses,” you know how burdensome it can be to have to wear thick, heavy lenses every single day. Not only do they make your nose and ears tired and sore, but they’re not the most attractive accouterment either. High-index lenses help address this, offering the same prescription in a noticeably more streamlined package.

How Do High-Index Lenses Differ from Regular Lenses?

Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and myopia are all refractive vision errors, which means they result from problems in how your eyes bend light. Lenses correct that by being thicker in the middle and thinner at the edges (for farsighted folks) or thicker at the edges and thinner in the middle (for the nearsighted).

Whatever the vision problem, lenses correct it by correctly molding the lens to bend light more efficiently for that wearer. In cases of extreme vision problems, that can mean some pretty thick plastic. Not so with high-index lenses, which bend light much more effectively, so that lenses can be significantly thinner.

What Are the Advantages of High-Index Lenses?

Thinner lenses also mean lighter lenses. People with strong prescriptions will appreciate high-index lenses because they’re slimmer, lighter, easier to wear and more attractive. For those who are farsighted, this can also dramatically reduce the giant-eyed Coke-bottle look.

What Is AR Coating?

AR coating, or anti-reflective coating, is an additional tool in your appearance-improving toolkit. Traditional glasses can be very reflective, which is a nuisance to you if the back of your lenses reflect objects. It’s also not very attractive because people interacting with you might not be able to see your eyes, but only your reflective lenses. AR coating reduces glare so that you don’t have to deal with it and others can see your pretty peepers clearly.

How Can New Vision Optical Boutique in Wilmette Help You?

Here at New Vision Optical Boutique, we do everything we can to help ensure your best vision for life. That includes carrying some of the top optical brands at competitive prices, as well as friendly, personalized service every time you walk through our door. We have comfortable, stylish options for every member of your family.

Plus, we take the greatest pains to hire the best staff. Recently we’ve brought on a new optometrist, Dr. Torre. With almost four decades of experience in the optometric industry, Dr. Torre is adept at treatment plans, patient evaluations, and testing, as well as prescribing for glasses and fitting contact lenses. He also has a solid educational foundation and a passion for first-rate patient care.

Give Us a Call Today!

If you’re looking for topnotch vision care, please give us a call today at (847) 251-3330 or request an appointment through our website. We can wait to see you – and give you the tools to see better – soon.

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