Using technology that has changed the way photographers choose their lenses, prescription glasses are revolutionizing the way you choose to see the world.
More and more, eyeglass wearers are making the switch from conventional lenses to aspheric lenses. This leaves many wondering — just what are aspheric lenses?
What are they?
Aspheric lenses are a thinner alternative to conventional lenses. They are designed with a flat face or back side (depending on whether they are near or farsighted) that provides a smaller, slimmer curve in the lens. Also, because aspheric lenses have a more consistent magnification through the whole lens, getting slightly slimmer towards the edges or the middle, the image quality is more clear than traditional lenses when you look to the corners, up, or down.
- The consistent width of the aspheric lens lets you see the world in the most natural way possible.
- Farsighted individuals enjoy the slimmer lens because it reduces the bulge of the lens, giving you a better profile.
- The slimmer lens also puts the glasses closer to your face. This gives your eyes a more natural look.
- Because there is less glass, this allows the glasses to be lighter. They won’t weigh down on your nose or give you awkward red marks on the bridge.
Buying Aspheric Lenses
Selecting a frame is important when buying aspheric lenses. Since the lens itself is slimmer, your eye should be precisely in the middle of the lens. Being off by a little could result in unclear vision. Also, aspheric lenses tend to have more reflections because they are slimmer. To get rid of annoying reflections, an anti-reflective coating is recommended.
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