Seeing 20/20: How Replacement Lenses are Revolutionizing Eyeglass Purchases

Nearly 150 million, equating to 64% of US adults, wear prescription eyewear. Most of these users need replacement glasses every 1-3 years, and consumers plan to expect around $173 on each glasses purchase. Replacement lenses are an option for many users, as the glasses frame often outlives the lenses. There are several common reasons why a glasses user would choose replacement lenses, including but not limited to scratched lenses, broken lenses, general wear and tear, and changes in vision abilities. These issues can be easily fixed with replacement lenses, as they can upgrade any frames to the latest glasses tech.

There are many different types of lenses that users may benefit from. Single vision lenses adjust for one viewing distance, progressive lenses combine multiple prescriptions, and high-index lenses are specifically designed for those with a strong prescription. In terms of material, different lens materials can impact both vision clarity and durability. Plastic, polycarbonate, and glass lenses offer different benefits, appropriate for users and their specific needs. Users also have the option to invest in tinted lenses, available in yellow, brown, gray, blue/purple, and pink, all with unique benefits. Some people with dyslexia even report fewer problems when wearing tinted lenses.

Replaceable lenses are easy to order, easy to fit to any favorite frame, and can be ready to wear in no time. To eyeglass wearers everywhere, seeing the world clearly doesn’t have to break the bank or be a burden with replacement lenses.

The World of Replacement Lenses
Source: LensFactory