Eyeglass Frame Recommendations for Thick Lenses

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Eyeglass Frame Recommendations for Thick Lenses
Smaller frames help conceal lens thickness. (eyeglasses image by anna karwowska from Fotolia.com)

Choosing the right eyeglass frame is important for your prescription, but also for your appearance. There are certain things to keep in mind when selecting a frame to hide the thickness of your eyeglass lenses.

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Eyeglass lenses are thicker in the centre if you are farsighted and thicker at the edges if you are nearsighted. Certain frame styles work better to conceal thickness.

Frame Material

Eyeglass frames are available in metal and plastic materials. Metal frames tend to be thinner in the eyewire, the part of the frame that holds the lens in place. Plastic frames usually conceal edge thickness best. However, some metal frames are designed with thicker edges.


The larger the frame you choose, the thicker your lenses. By selecting a smaller frame, you reduce the overall thickness of your lenses.


Darker frame colours conceal thickness, especially edge thickness, better. Look for browns and blacks to help hide the thickness of your lenses.


Speciality lenses, like those made from high-index material, are designed to make lenses look thinner. Check with your optician for individual recommendations on which type of lens would look the best with your prescription.

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