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If my eyeglass prescription is +4.75, is a polycarbonate lens going to be too thick for plastic frames?

Asked by rwj (43points) July 24th, 2010

Comparing polycarbonate vs. high-index.

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plethora's avatar

Your optician can give you the best answer on that. I do not even know what a polycarbonate lens is. I expect him to know that. I do know, however, that more powerful prescriptions that normally produce thicker lens can be made from materials that will give you a thinner lens. Costs more, so depends on your choices.

tranquilsea's avatar

I don’t know what type of lens my sons have but their prescriptions are above 5.0. We get the thinest lens we can to avoid the coke bottle glass effect.

le_inferno's avatar

Nah. My old roommate is legally blind, but she has adorable, thick plastic frame Prada glasses. Just like these.

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