When patients are relying on you to help them master their eye care, you want to give them the best experience possible. That’s why when it comes to comfort, they need to know that not all eyeglass lens materials are created equal. In fact, among the choices for lens materials, there are many differences that affect the quality provided to each patient when they put on their new pair of eyewear. Being lightweight is key to providing the best experience for your patients. Let’s take a look at the advantage lightweight glasses have over their heavier adversaries, along with how to gain the benefits without sacrificing other essential properties.
The Advantage of Lightweight Glasses
The advantage of lightweight glasses is that they provide supreme comfort to your patients. When patients think about glasses, comfort is a top priority. Heavy glasses put extra weight on the bridge of their nose, which can be incredibly uncomfortable. When it comes to lighter weight glasses, patients won’t even notice them on their face. This means being lightweight is essential to patient satisfaction. When patients think of lightweight glasses, they normally think of the thinness of the lenses. This makes some eyecare professionals head straight for high index lenses. However, depending on the strength of prescription required, this may be a mistake. There is a way for your patients to have to best of everything.
Gaining the Benefits without Sacrifice
As an eyecare professional, you wouldn’t want your patient to sacrifice the lightweight property since it is so critical to patient comfort. But sometimes having a lightweight lens material also comes with sacrifices when using certain lens materials. For instance, when wearing glasses made from polycarbonate material, your patient will gain the advantage of having lightweight lenses, but unfortunately they may suffer through vision deficiencies due to the low optical quality of polycarbonate. Also, many high index lenses are actually quite heavy while potentially being thinner than other lenses. Is there a way to gain the benefits of a lightweight lens material without sacrificing other great features?
With Trivex material’s advanced technology, your patients can have the best performance in all lens performance categories, including lightweight comfort. In analyzing the properties of a lens material, Specific Gravity quantifies the relative weight of a lens material. A lower value means a lighter lens. When compared to other common options, Trivex material is the lightest prescription lens material on earth with a specific gravity of 1.11 g/cm3. The secret is finding the perfect balance so that you have excellent performance across the board without comprising your patients’ experience and vision. Trivex material provides a lens with excellent optical quality along with strength and durability, while simultaneously being lightweight and thin for the majority of prescriptions.
Giving your patients the lightest weight lens material will help improve their overall satisfaction with their eyewear as long as they don’t have to sacrifice other key features. So lighten up already. Have you tried Trivex lenses for your patients yet?