Transparent glasses in Malaysia 2019

Transparent glasses or clear frame is the most popular eyewear trend in 2019. It is made of either Ultem or cellulose acetate. Because the trend just started, it can be difficult to find transparent glasses. You may also find it difficult to match with outfit because there are not many fashion references.

A famous person who wear this glasses is Liverpool coach, Jurgen Kloop.

Klopp transparent glasses


In this post, we have gathered few inspirations on how to pull off transparent glasses as well as the designs available here. But first, let’s understand some cool facts of transparent glasses or clear frame.

  1.  made of acetate will not turn yellowish, but the one that is made of ultem or plastic will
  2.  are viewed as contemporary and even futuristic glasses
  3.  were once popular 10 years ago and make a comeback this year
  4.  are more popular in Western countries than Asian countries

Now, let’s check out more about transparent glasses.

Rectangular transparent glasses

It is simple and easier to wear. This is an ideal choice for you who want a subtle change from your current glasses. You can even wear it with formal attire. After all, it is still rectangular and suitable for workspace. 

source : instagram Clarence

source : instagram Bryan

Round transparent glasses

Unlike other round glasses, a transparent one resembles not only creativity and artsy, it is also fashion forward. If you are bored with the ordinary round frame and looking for something cool, try changing to a transparent one. It definitely adds freshness to you look. Compared to black or turtleshell round glasses that gives wearer a bold look, transparent glasses adds brightness to the face and create happy vibe.

source : instagram shannon, tammy

Browline transparent glasses

Browline glasses is also known as clubmaster. The design itself is already classic and timeless. When the material used is transparent acetate, this design become even more of a fashion accessories than just an ordinary glasses. This design is recommended for people who dare to be different or want to create a unique personality. People who wear brownline transparent glasses is definitely the new hipster.

Check out more glasses designs here

We also have blog on Different Type of Round Glasses and Factors that Determine The Lens Thickness


Optical Stylist and Styling Event from Pott Glasses


This is the first Optical Styling Event in Malaysia with Shang Times and The Alley. Here in Pott Glasses, we believe that a pair of right glasses can enhance one’s look. It is not true that only certain people look good in glasses, in fact, by choosing the right pair of glasses, you can look good in glasses too.

How optical stylist chooses glasses

We practice 4 Dimensional Optical Styling guide to recommend the perfect glasses to our guests. By taking consideration of face shape, skin tone, occupation, frame fitting and lifestyle, our optical stylists help glasses wearers to choose the best suited glasses.

This event gives our guests the chance to experience the service by optical stylists to create a magazine cover image. Together with The Alley, we hope to bring young and trendy vibe to the guests.

Optical styling

Get a 1-to-1 Optical Styling Service from our optical stylist. We assure you in getting the perfect pair that not only comfortable to wear but also look good on you.

Make appointment with our optical stylist here

Types of trendy round glasses in Malaysia

Round glasses have been around for many years, in fact it was the shape of the first glasses invented by Benjamin Franklin. It used to be viewed as old-fashioned or vintage glasses for the elderly. However, in the past 5 years, we see that the younger generation especially young adults are eager to try out round glasses.

Round glasses nowadays resemble creativity, artisan, geek, and strong personality. Rather than finding glasses that match the face shape, round glasses are meant to create unique look as mentioned earlier. The fun part about round glasses is that regardless of face shape, occupation, age or gender, wearing round glasses turn you into another person.

Let’s see the different types of round glasses and the image it helps to portray.

Perfect round glasses

Perfect round glasses is among the hardest to pull off. This is because this type of glasses is generally narrower and smaller than the average glasses. For perfect round shape, the diameter has to be similar, thus if the horizontal diameter were to be wider, the vertical diameter will be taller, making it looks funny. Therefore, most of the perfect round frame comes in narrow size. Because of this size issue, it makes you look nerdy and geek. However, there are people who like this type of look. The iconic celebrities who pull this well are Steve Jobs and Harry Potter.

Unless you are keen in creating the exact look like Steve Jobs or Harry Potter, we suggest you to choose round frame that is not perfectly round. It can be oval, flat top or with some edges. We will show them in the examples below.

Thin metal round glasses

This type of round frame is very famous among the Asians. Thanks to Korean pop community and Japanese minimalist style, thin metal round glasses becomes a trend in past 3 years. Thin metal round frame is the most versatile among all. It is suitable for almost everyone to portray a clean and minimalist look. Matching this type of frame with plain outfit, be it formal or casual give you a pleasant look.

trendy thin round glasses

From left to right : Aida, Leslie, Roanne

In recent year, 2019 in particular, thin metal round glasses come with more decorative elements and finishing. We start to see titanium as material, rose gold, mixed color and even some with acetate. These more decorated thin metal round frame is suitable for louder outfit. It is not as minimalist compared to the uni color design.

Decorated thin metal : Bath

Transparent round glasses

Transparent or clear round frame ride on the trend of transparent glasses. Generally transparent glasses portrays a modern, contemporary and even futuristic look. It is suitable for people with light skin tone as it blends well with the face. Since transparent glasses itself is not very suitable for formal occasion, with round shape, it adds even more fun to the glasses. So transparent round glasses are really for you who want to be in the frontier of fashion or want to match your streetwear outfit.

Do note that apart from high quality transparent glasses that are made of acetate, the plastic or ultem transparent glasses will turn yellowish as time goes. So it is worth to invest in a higher quality glasses.

lady transparent round frame

From left to right : Shannon, Tammy | By Pott Glasses : Daventry , Harrow

Transparent round glasses

By Pott Glasses : Gateshead

Thick round glasses

If you are looking for old-school look, thick round frame will be the ideal choice. This type of round frame is generally wider too. At one point of time, it was very popular among mens as it portrayed vintage and classic look. It was also popular among the ladies especially when they did not put on make up or on a casual outing, ladies loved to wear thick round frame. It is however a little behind the trend now. Nonetheless, it is still a good option if it’s your first time trying round frame because it is always safe and conservative.

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We also have blog about transparent glasses and lens thickness.

If you are not sure which type of glasses suit you, or you would like to try out the glasses shown here, feel free to make an appointment with out optical stylist. Our optical stylist helps to recommend glasses based on your face shape, occupation, prescription and lifestyle.

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Guangzhou International Optics Fair


The 2018 Guangzhou Optical Fair took place from 3rd November to 5th November. We’re honoured to receive invitation from the organiser to visit the fair. We’d like to thank them for taking care of our transportation and accommodation. It was indeed an eye opening event.

We thought it’d be interesting to share with you some of the highlights of the exhibition. After all, it’s always good to know the manufacturing side of glasses and what’s the latest tech in optical industry. As consumer, the more you know, you become more aware when it comes to buying glasses.

Here are the 5 highlights of the exhibition :

1. Acetate, the main material of eyewear frame

Many think that eyewear frame is made of “plastic”. It’s actually not the case. To be fair, frames are made of few materials i.e ultem, TR, stainless steel, specialised alloy, aluminium and acetate. Different material has unique characteristics. Some are sturdy, some are ultralight while some are flexible.

The material that we’d like to cover here is called acetate. It’s basically a cellulose based material that is allergic free. That is why many eyewear brands love this. In the photo below, you see how acetate supplier display the material to ease us in selecting the material for our eyewear frame.


You can see the beauty of acetate lies in its unique fine pattern and vibrant color. Since it’s made of melted cellulose, the color and pattern will stay and do not fade easily. Even after years of wearing, the frame requires minor polishing to restore its beauty.

2. Better insights for computer lens

Computer lens, also known as anti blue light lens has gained popularity these few years. From the first version which is extremely yellow to what we have today, mild yellowish based, we can see that the demand plays an important role in pushing the innovation forward. In the exhibition, we see multiple lens manufacturers come out with latest anti blue light lens, some with no blue refection, while some can cut blue light higher than the usual range.

We sat in a talk on this topic. The talk is about the data and research gathered over the years from consumers on the effect of wearing anti blue light lens. One of the more important slide is what you see here.

Basically it shows that although computer lens claim to protect the eyes, wearers feel even more tired after wearing. Besides, due to the yellowish based, the object lose its natural color. To get the best effect of anti blue light lens, the speaker shared 3 points.

  1. Make sure that the lens is not yellowish that wearer cannot accept
  2. Make sure that anti blue lens really cut of the harmful range, and not the non harmful range
  3. Never overuse the eyes after wearing the anti blue light lens

3. Interesting prescription lens manufacturing

There are many ways of many prescription lens. This one is quite interesting to us because we witnessed the process of making a prescription lens from scratch in less than 15 mins.

Step 1 : inject liquid into the mould.

Step 2 : place the mould filled with liquid on a conveyor belt and pass through a UV light. It gets hardened here.

Step 3 : Dry it with multiple fans, and the process is complete!

It’s actually not as simple because there are lots of calculation before hand to calculate the curvature and abbreviation. It also requires precision in the process. Nonetheless, it’s really satisfying to watch.

4. Eyewear frame making process

Ever wonder how the frames are made? Here are some sneak peek.

What we see here are a lot of polishing work.

This for instance is polishing the nosepad. We did not manage to capture clear video because some equipments are too high and huge to capture the entire process. Let us know if you want to know more, we’re happy to share.


Exhibition like this provides a lot of insights to us. We see what latest trend is and what latest technologies are there. Knowing all these help us to be more aware of what’s happening in optical industry and also know what are the best thing we can provide to our customers.

Hartamas Optical Shop – Pott Glasses 4th Outlet!

Hartamas Optical Shop

Hey guys, we are coming to Desa Sri Hartamas! And we are super excited about this!

sri hartamas optical shop

Artist impression of Hartamas Optical Shop (Pott Glasses 4th outlet)

If you have not heard about us, here’s a brief introduction about us.

Pott Glasses is an local eyewear brand founded by two young guys who are passionate about eye glasses. Hau, one of the co-founders believes that everyone can look good in glasses, and even more presentable in glasses. He believes that wearing glasses can help to portray a clean and smart image of oneself. Hoong, a senior optician and also the other co-founder is very particular when it comes to performing eye check and dispensing glasses. 9 years in the optical industry teaches him the importance of performing eye test based on wearer’s lifestyles and focus on solving problems.

Stylish and trendy glasses for Asians

Most of our eye glasses are of Asian fit, meaning to say they are designed to fit well on Asian’s complexion. We want our customers to feel comfortable wearing our glasses and be confident wearing them. We often look for latest trend and inspiration so that we are well updated and equipped with knowledge on how to help customer to choose the right pair of glasses.

Apart from thorough eye check and optical styling, we also want to provide a peace of mind to all our customers when they buy our products. We have a 14 day “prescription guaranteed” policy where customers get to try out the prescription glasses for 14 days and should there be any issue, we will re do the eye check if necessary and remake a new pair, just to ensure that customers are satisfied with the new glasses.

One pair for you, one pair to the underprivileged

On top of all these services and stylish glasses, we also give back to society. For every pair of glasses sold, we donate a pair to the underprivileged community. We go to the rural schools to perform eye check for the students individually, obtain the prescription that suit them, and prescribe the glasses for them. We believe that clear vision is vital in a child learning journey, thus if glasses is needed, they should have it. To date, we have donated 1556 pairs of glasses. Our upcoming campaign is called “Back To School” where we want to help 100 students to get glasses in January 2019 so that they get to enjoy the learning throughout the year.

Our Desa Sri Hartamas optical shop will be opening in December 2018, ready to serve the community!

Review from our customers

AI Siew

Can I just say that Pott Glasses have officially raised the bar with optometry customer service. Old timers ought to learn a thing or two from these guys. My vision may not be 20/20 but third customer care sure is.

AI Siew


Rin Zhen

Found out about Pott Glasses through my brother. Made an appointment as I was concerned about my vision lately. With a very thorough and detailed explanation by Sunny, I found that I’ve understood more about my eyes than I did before. He was very honest about the prices(affordable af and worth every dollar, btw), and gave me a real rundown on all the lenses, allowing me to choose instead of forcing me to get something without explaining to me why. Before, I’ve never found frames that fitted my face but through reccie by both Sunny and a friend, I finally found a frame that I actually liked and looked good on me. The service was great, and I appreciated that this trip to the SS15 branch was comfortable, informative and not overwhelming. The frames were done a day earlier than promised, and that gets an extra A++�� Kudos to the team! A brand I’d totes reccie to friends and family. #sapotlokal

Rin Zhen


Jason Chong

Very satisfied with their service and professionalism. I bought a spec from them, however I accidentally broke the nosepad. Went back to the shop, their friendly assistant, replaced my nosepad without any charges. Would highly recommend for those who wants to get high quality specs with an affordable price.

Jason Chong

Mother’s Day Gift

5 thoughtful gifts for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gift : 5 thoughtful gifts that will make her happy!

She has been your unwavering cheerleader and the biggest supporter throughout your whole life. She was there by your side when everyone turn their back to you. She gave her all for the best of you and she is no one else except, your one and only Mum. This upcoming Mother’s Day, give her something that shows how much you appreciate her and everything she stands for.

Mother’s Day Gift 1 : Massage package

Massage mother day

Figure out something to help ease all those muscle stiffness! Being a Mum means that you are working 24 hours a day, 7 day a week; no vacation at all! Nobody can imagine how much that small body is enduring all these while. Hence, present your mum with a whole day off from all those restless housework and instead a relaxing spa treatment. See how much she’s enjoying all those pampering, especially when it is Mother’s Day! Change the role; let the Mums all pampered at the spa, and you siblings instead clean up the house.

Mother’s Day Gift 2 : Spectacles

hard to read

Almost all parents do enjoy having their me-time, to enjoy the quiet time by their own selves. Reading at their age is among the relaxing things that they sure enjoy to do, but as they age, the presbyopia is also slowly affecting them. With their vision getting blurry, struggling to read is just too much for them. Glasses is just the perfect things as a gift, since you surely don’t want them to ignore your text as they can’t read it, right?

Mother’s Day Gift 3 : Full medical check up

  1. What’s better than making sure your beloved mama is in her pink of health, or maybe putting a swift halt to any health problem at its early stage? This year Mother’s Day how about getting your mum a thorough body check-up package as early prevention is the best of any cure.

Mother’s Day Gift 4: Bird nest

bird nest mothers day

High in active protein, birdnest is one really nutritious dessert for your mum. Packed in small bottles, the birdnest is easy to carry and consumed. Yan’s Society is also having Mother’s Day promotion. Time to get something sweet for mama!

Mother’s Day Gift 5 : Manicure and Pedicure

posh mothers day

Woman loves this, regardless of age. Not only that it makes mama feels like queen to have someone to serve her, the manicure and pedicure also have anti aging effect. Mama has been working hard to raise us up, why not pamper her with this service. Check out what Posh! has to offer.


Presenting her those thoughtful gifts surely meant a world to her, showing that how much you care and conscious enough with all of her workload all these while. So grab your chance now to prove your love to her. Happy Mother’s Day to all those brave and tough mothers out there!


We are also running a promotion on mother’s day! That’s 20% discount for all mothers, and additional 10% discount if it’s a gift to your mother! So bring them to our outlets for eye test! What other better gift than having a great vision!

Bring mum for eye test today

Eye Care Program with Magnum

It’s 4pm on a slow Sunday when I received a message to inquire about glasses donation.

“Hi Tai, is your company involved in any charity?”
“We have an eye screening project around KL and Selangor area, and we are looking for an optical shop as our partner. Are you interested?”

That’s how we got started to work together on the eye care program for underprivileged schools.

The Eye Care Program in Malaysia

The program is called “I Can See Clearly Now” Project, a Magnum staff-initiated project. The team we engaged with  is called Magnum 3-in-1, lead by Mr Cheng from the I.T department.

There are four schools altogether to join the program namely SJKC Pui Chi,  SJK(C) Tanjong Karang, SJK(C) Pui Teh and SK Methodist Port Klang. Cheng and Team would first research on the schools that need the support. Upon getting the schools on board, they would come up with creative idea to raise fund to support the program. Some of the activities they did include selling freshly roasted almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts and cranberries.

Magnum fund raising

Fast forward to 30th March where we carried our first program. We arrived at SJKC Pui Chi at 8:30am. After having a quick breakfast, we started to do eye check for the primary school students. I have to say that they are so charming that they remind us a lot about our younger days. We had done a lot of eye care program and glasses donation to various school, but this was the first Chinese vernacular school to have this program by us. It’s definitely reminiscing to visit the school to most of us as we studied in SJKC before.

Eye care program with Magnum #1

After we had completed doing screening for 60 over students, we went to SJKC Pui Teh which is 15 mins drive away. As we had gained momentum from the previous screening, we took even shorter time to perform eye test to another 40 students. We were able to complete all the eye test without causing much interruption to schools.

Eye care program with Magnum #2

2 weeks later, we ent to SK Methodist at Port Klang. This possessed huge challenge as we needed to do screening for over 900 students. Thankfully with the help from Cheng and Team, we were able to cover more than half on the first day. By 3pm the next day, we were able to complete the eye test.

Eye care program with Magnum #3

Eye care program with Magnum #4

When we first started the glasses donation program, we have never thought that it’d lead to where we are today. We’ve never imagined that other organisations would recognise our effort in helping the society and even wanted to work together with us. The fact that we have been helping more than 1000 underprivileged ones is definitely very fulfilling and rewarding! We look forward to more glasses donation and eye care program this year!

For more information about the program, you can look up this link. If you’d like to join the program, feel free to drop us an email at

Glasses Donation at SMK Pasir Putih

It’s been close to 6 months since I first joined Pott Glasses. I find that the company is very different from other optical shops, be it the culture, the directions or the things that we do here. I was very excited to finally be able to join the team to run the flagship One for One donation campaign, whereby for every pair of glasses sold, we will donate another pair to underprivileged people.

This time round, collaborating with Teach For Malaysia, we held the glasses donation campaign in SMK Pasir Putih. We wanted to help students with vision problem, pairticularly those who need vision correction. Since it’s my first time joining the donation drive, I had no clue on what to pack and how to arrange the logistic. I realised that it is never been easier to carry out a donation campaign as there are many things that we should consider, focus and manage about. The commitment from each of us is the most important element to make sure the entire program to be on track.

We headed down to Pasir Gudang at night and had proper rest at a budget hotel. The next day, we reached at 9:30am and started the work non stop all the way to 5pm. Everything was so new to me. I learned how to set up mobile eye test, how to arrange crowd, and how to manage the flow. One thing really struck me was how poor the students’ visions are and worse still, they couldn’t afford to buy themselves glasses. In between, we found that were around 50 students with eye power of the medium high range, that is roughly between -3.00 to -4.00. How bad is this power without glasses? It means anything more than 3 meters are pretty blur. I couldn’t help but feel empathy towards the students. Vision like this without glasses does not only affect their learning, it also posses big impact to their life as well. Imagine going through daily activities withou a clear vision. I am really glad that we did the campaign. It was exhausting but definitely worth it.

During the journey back to KL, I started to reflect a lot on myself. Sometimes we are really lucky to have comfortable life. I still remember when I first experienced blurry vision, I was brought to the spectacle shop to have my eyes checked and gotten my glasses. I have never thought that there are people out there who never get a chance to wear glasses even their visions are bad. I think we should be really more active in running the glasses donation campaigns to help as many people as possible.



Optical Benefit in Malaysia

Optical Benefit

Optical Benefit in Malaysia

We know the importance of perks and benefit to employee. It gives sense of security to employees when they know that their health care are covered and this helps in employee retention. Perks and benefits if given right can increase employees productivity. There are many types of employee benefit i.e. insurance, dental, disability etc. One that we would like to discuss about is the optical benefit in Malaysia.

What is Optical Benefit?

There is no exact benchmark to define optical benefit. However, what it covers is a subsidy for annual eye examination and partial or fully payment for prescription glasses by the employer to the employees.
It’s important to note that merely stating the benefit without proper execution cannot maximise its potential. After all the objective of the initiative is to give the best the company can to the employees.

How employer can further maximise the good of optical benefit?

As Pott Glasses is a company that focuses on providing corporate eye care service, we notice that there are few areas that can be improvised in providing optical benefit in order to get the best of optical benefit.
1. Engaging eye care event vs traditional approach
Instead of purely giving optical benefit the traditional method i.e. claim for new glasses, we find that a holistic eye care service will be more meaningful. Eye care talk will be helpful to raise eye care awareness and sharing about eye exercise on how to relief eye fatigue. These are useful tips that can be practised on daily basis to help to ease the eyes. A holistic eye care service helps one to be more aware of eye health level instead of just getting new glasses and forget about importance of care for the eyes.
2. Beyond prescription check 
Rather than just doing eye prescription check, dry eye test will be really helpful especially for the ladies who wear contact lens for long hour. Another eye test is IOP test to test eye pressure. This is useful for elder employees to check for sign and of glaucoma.
3. Better communication
Many may not be aware of the perks that are provided by the company. This could be due to unappealing way of presenting the perks. So be it optical benefit or healthcare benefit, we suggest presenting these info in visual and infographic form. Besides, optical claim process should be hassle free and remuneration should be fast. By reducing the friction in the claiming process, employees will be much happier to enjoy the benefit.
4. Personalised to one’s need
Different employee may need different eye care or glasses. Through understanding the demographic of company employees, tailored eye care service will be able to cater to individual’s needs. In addition, one-to-one consultation by eye care professional for the employees enable them to get the eye care that fit them best.
5. Guaranteed quality and Affordable
Ultimately, it will be great to get exclusive discount for employees. It is definitely a win-win situation to the employees and the company. Since the company has already set a budget for optical benefit, why not make sure that the employees get the best our of the spending. Besides, the employees get to buy something much cheaper than the market without compromising the quality.

Communication is the key

In the end of the day, communication between management and employees is important. Management should review the benefit frequently to make sure that the employees are contended with the benefit given. Changes should be made as and when it is needed.
Here in Pott Glasses we are actively serving corporate clients i.e. Digi, Air Asia, Garena and more. We provide services such as primary eye care, prescription check, color blind test, eye care talk and corporate rate.

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How thick will the glasses be?

thick lens

Lens thickness is always an unknown!

OMG! My glasses is thicker than Subway cookie!!

Look at that thick glasses! His power must be very high!

If your prescription is higher than -3.00, you must have heard of or experience the above scenario.

Who’d want the glasses to be thick when it can actually be thinner?! But the problem is how well do you know about glasses/lens thickness? If you do not know anything about the thickness, how are you going to expect the end result?

We understand your pain, that is why this article is here to help you to understand more about lens thickness and make better decision in buying glasses.

 The burning question you have is : 

what thickness should you choose for your prescription?

Here are the recommendation

  • If your power is around -2.00, choose 1.56 index, it will be around 3mm
  • If your power is around -4.00, choose 1.61 index, it will be around 3 to 4mm
  • If your power is around -6.00, choose 1.67 index, it will be around 4 to 5mm
  • If your power is more than that, choose thinnest lens, 1.74 index. It will be around 5mm to 8mm.

If you want to find out how much the glasses cost with different type of lens, click the link in the button.

Glasses Price

So what determine the lens thickness

If you are interested to understand more about lens thickness, how is it being affected by other factors, continue with the reading. You will be an expert by the time you finish reading it!

The myth about lens thickness

Have you wondered what determine the lens thickness? Why does optician recommend you to use thin lens? Is that necessary? How do you make a better choice?

In this article, we will dive deeper to discuss everything about lens thickness. Let’s start with the question “what is thin lens?”.

  What affect lens thickness  


To understand this, you should know that lens thickness is generally categorized into 4 groups, or we normally call it “index” ie 1.56, 1.61, 1.67 and 1.74. The higher the index, the thinner the lens is.


This is easy to understand. For the same index, the higher the prescription, the thicker the lens is.

Pupillary distance

Pupillary distance is the distance between two pupil centers. The idea is to align the optical center to the pupillary center so that we can minimize distortion and optimize the vision. The wider the pupillary distance, the lens will be thinner.

The calculation can be a bit tedious but do remember the relationship between pupillary distance and lens thickness.

Pupillary distance is an absolute measurement which intrinsically depends on wearer’s face size and eye. There is no good or bad effect associated with the pupillary distance.

Frame size

Since the lens thickness increases exponentially, as the frame size gets larger, it will utilize the side of the lens, which is also the thicker part. Therefore, for the same prescription and lens index, the larger the frame, the thicker the lens will turn to.

  Why choose thinner lens  

There are many advantages for choosing thinner lens.

Hide your high power

You wouldn’t want your friends to make fun of your prescription nor letting others know your high prescription. Most people associate thick lens with high power. Therefore, choosing thinner lens can easily hide your prescription.


Aesthetically pleasant

Thin frame is the latest trend nowadays. It looks clean, simple and easily pulled off by just anyone. You wouldn’t want to match it with thick lens, don’t you? That will definitely defeat the purpose of getting a thin frame.

Light and comfortable

Glasses rest on the nose. Thicker lens is generally heavier. You wouldn’t want a pair of heavy glasses sit on your nose the entire day and leave red mark. Besides, heavier lens can cause the glasses to slip down easily. You’d need to keep pushing it up. This very action can be pretty annoying.

  Must know :  How to choose the ideal thickness  

By now you must have had a better understanding about lens thickness. It is no brainer to always go for the thinnest lens. However, thin lens can be pricey. Sometimes, you may not need to choose the thinnest lens if the benefit is not substantial. So, here’s a guide on how to choose lens with ideal thickness.

Know the prescription range

  • 1.56 index is ideal for power less than -2.00,
  • 1.61 index is ideal for power less than -4.00,
  • 1.67 is ideal for power less than -6.00,
  • 1.74 index is ideal for power less than -8.00.
  • However, do take note that this does not take into consideration of astigmatism which can add extra thickness. Beyond -8.00, 1.74 index lens will look thick as well. If you are very particular about thickness, you may want your optician to explain further on it.

Choose smaller frame/shape

Like abovementioned, larger frame will result in thicker lens. As such, if your power is higher than -5.00, you may want to filter out the oversize frames.

Your pupillary distance

If your pupillary distance is wide, your lens will be more likely thinner than your friend whose pupillary distance is much narrower. If you are the one with narrow pupillary distance ie 54-60 mm, try not to choose large frame to save on money on buying thin lens.

To conclude, this is a general guide about lens thickness. There are more measurements and factors to consider when it comes to choosing lens thickness.

There are also lens index of 1.50, 1.53, 1.59, 1.70 and more. There are things like spherical and aspherical lens where aspherical lens is thinner than spherical for the same index. There is also different prescription availability for different lens index. When it comes to deciding the lens thickness, it’s best to know all the information shared here and discuss with your optician.

We also have blog about transparent glasses and different designs of round glasses.

Leave the job to us

If you’re looking for glasses recommendation, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. We will take into consideration of your lifestyle, prescription, preference and face shape to recommend the ideal one.

Not to mention we also provide thorough eye test! Bring your friends and family along! Fill in the form here to get additional RM35 discount!