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Thin Frame Glasses- Are They Right For You?

Thin frame glasses

When we think of thin frame glasses- we often associate them with being weightless, subtle, barely noticeable- hence ultra-comfortable. Typically, myopic patients are known to wear conventionally thicker glasses. If you are near-sighted, how can you strike a balance between thin frame glasses and heavy lenses? Read on to learn about the various factors to keep in mind when considering thin frame glasses.


The nose happens to be one of the most sensitive parts of our face. When we wear glasses, their weight plays an important role in the decision-making process, especially for those who have to wear glasses all day. The best pair of glasses are ones that make us feel like we’re not wearing anything, which complements our personality and overall aesthetic look. Weightless thin-frame glasses make nose indentations, ear pinching, and weight-induced headaches a thing of the past, resulting in comfortable wear and improved fit. 

Frame materials

Most glasses constructed with metal or titanium are considered to be thin-frame glasses. Metal glasses comprise a helpful feature for those with smaller noses- soft, comfortable, and adjustable nose pads. This helps the frames sit better on the face without sliding down the nose. Thin frame glasses being light and comparatively flexible, are well suited for those who lead an active lifestyle. 

Lens materials

Essentially, lenses can be made of high-index plastic, polycarbonate, or glass. When selecting the lens materials for your thin-frame glasses, it’s best practice to consider your lifestyle choices and habits as well as how high your prescription is. For example, consider whether you need greater resistance to impact versus greater clarity & crisp vision if you have a higher prescription. Various coatings can be added to supercharge your lenses to your liking.

Lens coatings

With the advancements in technology, lenses can be enhanced to include advantages such as:

UV protection

An exclusive anti-reflective coating to block both the direct UV light that passes through the front of your glasses AND the UV rays reflected off the rear surface of your lenses.

Blue light blockers

zFORT® is blue light blocking technology that can be added on to any pair of eyeglasses. It helps to block a portion of blue light wavelengths between 380 and 500nm from reaching your eye, leading to less glare, reduced eye-strain, better sleep, and lesser headaches.

Photochromic lenses

Lenses coated with certain molecules that darken when exposed to UV light and go back to becoming transparent when the light levels decrease. A great alternative to switching between prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Anti-reflection, impact resistance, anti-scratch, anti-fog

Anti-reflection(AR) coated high-index lenses allow almost all light to pass through the lenses- allowing you to have a clearer vision and improving how other people see you, as compared to conventional glass or plastic lenses. Modern-day lenses include AR coatings, scratch & impact resistance as well as UV protection.


Polarised lenses help eliminate light reflected on any surface. They make it easy to see in sunny conditions and protect our eyes from UV rays.

Learn more about all types of lens coatings here.

Aspherical Lenses

Aspherical lenses are those produced in a manner by which the front of a lens is optimized so as to flatten out the surface from the centre of the lens towards its edges, thereby eliminating the “bug-eye” look for nearsighted patients. This is what makes such lenses significantly thinner, hence lighter while maintaining the same effect optically speaking. 

Lens thickness

Measured by lens index, it works in an inverse manner. The higher the number, the thinner the lens would be. Knowledge of lens index can stand you in good stead when shopping for new eyeglasses. 

Nowadays with advancements in eyewear manufacturing technologies, it has become a lot easier to find some incredibly advanced lenses that are both thin and with a strong prescription. They’re the best choice for those looking for attractive and comfortable eyeglasses. 

The Solution for Thin-Frame Glasses: Arise HD Prescription Lenses

If you’re looking for some high-quality lenses that don’t compromise on style or substance for your thin frame glasses, the Arise HD Clarity Collection offers the best options for ordering prescription lenses online. When it comes to buying prescription glasses online, SmartBuyGlasses has you covered - with a wide selection of frames at competitive prices, now paired with premium lenses.

The Arise Clarity Lens Collection comes packed with protective elements to provide you with an unbeatable pair of prescription glasses. From scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings to UV 400 and superhydrophobic protection - these lenses are guaranteed to keep your eyes comfortable in any situation.

Frame design

The weight of frames can differ from one to another based on the design of the frames. Examples of the most lightweight thin frame glasses would include:

Thin frame round glasses

Thin gold frame glasses

Thin metal glasses

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At SmartBuyGlasses, we empower you with our cutting-edge technology so that you can quickly and easily get your perfect new pair of glasses for less. Choose from over 80,000 products and more than 180 brands to find the best thin frame glasses for you. After getting your prescription, including measuring your pupillary distance, you can directly go to SmartBuyGlasses.co.uk and find the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses. Once you’ve decided on the frames, you can submit your optical prescription, select your lens materials, thickness, and coatings, and buy glasses online easily.

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