Never Buy Glasses Without These 3 Things – The Lensabl Blog
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Never Buy Glasses Without These 3 Things

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Never Buy Glasses Without These 3 Things

So you’ve gotten your prescription and are ready to get your lenses and frames, likely from the pushy salesperson who cornered you the second you left the exam room. They’re likely having you try on frame after frame, of course telling you the most expensive one looks the best. Fun times.

Understandably, the frames get the most attention during the buying process, but you should be paying just as much if not more attention to the lenses. And not just the prescription.

We’re here to help make sure you don’t forget about some crucial extra features you’ll need. Luckily, many lens sellers include the following standard, including Lensabl.

1. UV Resistance

Just like we should be wearing sunscreen to protect our skin, we should also be doing what we can to protect our eyes from the same UV rays. Most sunglasses (check the little sticker on your new pair) include UV protection, and these days many regular seeing glasses do as well.

Sunburns suck. Your corneas being “burned” is another unpleasant experience.


Symptoms of a “sunburn of the eye”

  • Inflamed cornea
  • Red eyes
  • Tearing up
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Painful, gritty feeling in the eye

Those are the short term symptoms. Long-term exposure can lead to cataracts, visible growths on the eye from Pterygia, and other long-term retinal damage.

Let’s just make sure we avoid all of that painful stuff by making sure the next pair of lenses we purchase include UV-protection.


2. Scratch Resistance

After shelling out on some new lenses, the last thing you want is to scratch them. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to 100% protect against scratches, but by ensuring your new lenses come with a scratch-resistant coating you’re adding a level of protection that can end up saving you money in the long run.

Especially for kids.

In addition, be sure to do all you can to keep your lenses protected. Keep them in a good case when not on your face. Use microfiber cloths and cleaning solution specifically for glasses.


3. Anti-Reflection

Anti-reflection (AR) coating blocks light from reflecting off your lenses, helpful when driving at night and eliminating reflections when talking to someone standing in front of you. Another benefit is that it’ll be easier to clean your glasses as the coating will help prevent water spots.

This type of coating is especially needed on polycarbonate and high-index lenses since they tend to reflect more light.

You want your lenses to be practically invisible, which is what AR coating does.

The three lens features above should always be included in your purchase so that your purchase, one that may literally be the product that lets you see the world clearly, is set up to be worth it.


  • Phyllis Hoffman (Mrs.)

    I need new lens in just one eye,compared to last year – how do I go about getting this taken care of and also how long does it take and what is the charge???

    April 10, 2019 at 3:39 am Reply
    • Troy Petrunoff

      Hi Phyliss – We only replace lenses in pairs which starts at $77, but if you purchased your current lenses from us originally and want to replace just one lens, it costs 50% off the price of the lenses + $15 for shipping. Hope this helps. It takes on average 2 weeks 🙂

      April 10, 2019 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Angie

    Is your UV protection at 400 or higher? And uva and b?

    August 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm Reply
    • Troy Petrunoff

      Hi Angie – Yes! Our frames have 100% UV protection.

      August 19, 2019 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Kristina Johnson

    Are lensable lenses scratch resistant or do they come with a coating of some kind? I got my lensable glasses in Oct 2018 and I have to wipe and clean my lenses CONSTANTLY. I was wondering if there was some coating that is NOT included with regular lensable lenses without paying extra or something like that. I keep my glasses in their case always when not wearing them and I only wear them for a few hours a day and I NEVER touch the lenses. I have never wiped glasses in my entire lifetime as often as I have had to wipe my lensable lenses – I think I might be up for a Guinness World Record soon. Can you let me know about the coating you use (or don’t use) ? Thanks.

    August 25, 2019 at 11:21 am Reply
    • Troy Petrunoff

      Hi Kristina – Our lenses do all come with coatings for scratch resistance, anti-reflection, and UV protection. They can eventually fade away over time but it seems like you may be experiencing something different. Can you please email so our customer care team can help you out?

      August 26, 2019 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Andrea Christensen

    Which brand of AR coating do you use? Is it factory applied for most lenses or after?

    December 15, 2019 at 10:06 am Reply
    • Troy Petrunoff

      Hi Andrea! The standard and premium coatings are an in-house coating done via our essilor-owned lab. We also offer a Crizal coating.

      December 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm Reply

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