High Prescription Safety Glasses
A common problem for people who wear glasses with a very high prescription strength is a lack of selection when it comes to frames. As you increase the curvature of lenses, they become thicker. With higher prescriptions, lenses grow so thick that they can come in contact with the eyelashes or face, and extremely thick lenses are also difficult or impossible to insert into many stylish wraparound frames. Another issue is your vision: high prescriptions in wraparound frames cause distortion due to the thickness of the lenses and their abnormal nearness to the cornea. Generally speaking, wraparound frames are not a good choice for prescriptions where the cylinder measurement exceeds +/- 2.50 or the sphere exceeds +/- 5.0.
That’s where this section of our web site comes in. If you’re somebody who has a high prescription, then this list is for you: all of the frames listed below will work with high prescriptions. This list features stylish and/or wraparound styles that can accommodate high prescriptions, either through a special type of lens pocket, an optical illusion, or a trick of eyeglasses engineering. All of these frames have our seal of approval for high prescriptions, and each has been used by real customers and shown to consistently work for people with high prescriptions.