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Prescription Lenses

High-quality prescription lenses

At Mouqy, we offer prescription lenses for a range of visual needs, with a variety of lens indexes, coatings and materials. We have something for every pair of eyes and lifestyle.
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Bifocal lenses

If you need some help seeing things from both up-close and from afar, bifocals unlock the best of both worlds. Our bifocals can cater for two corrective prescriptions within a single lens. No more needing to switch between pairs of glasses for different tasks, just one pair of frames for perfect vision.

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Progressive lenses

Like bifocals, progressives can cover both distance and close-up work, but also have an 'intermediate' zone in the middle. They differ from bifocals in that there's a seamless transition between these various zones, with no distracting line or obvious distortions on the lenses.

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Lenses for reading

Our reading lenses are perfect for anyone who just needs a pair of glasses for close-up activities such as reading or writing. Otherwise known as readers, they can be thought of as single vision lenses for near activities. At Mouqy, we stock a wide range of frame styles to suit wearers of all tastes and ages!

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Blue light blocking lenses

Our blue light blocking lenses are perfect for anyone who uses digital devices like phones, laptops or tablets on a regular basis. Our lenses use advanced lens technology to absorb harmful blue light before it reaches your eyes, and can be a helpful aid for better sleep and reduced eye strain.

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Lenses for nearsightedness

If you struggle to see things that are far away (i.e. you suffer from myopia), our nearsightedness lenses are here to help. These lenses cater for a range of prescriptions and come in frames of every shape, color and style. Take your pick!

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Lenses for farsightedness

We offer a huge selection of lenses that cater towards wearers with farsightedness (hyperopia). If you struggle to see objects that are nearby, or find that close-work is often blurry - check out our wide selection of farsighted lenses today.

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Lens index

Lens index is a number that determines how thick or thin your lenses are. The higher the number - the thinner the lens gets, and the more effective it is at bending light! If you need a stronger prescription, you'll want to choose a higher index lens. If you need a lower prescriptions, opt for our standard lower index lenses.
1.53 index lens for prescription

1.53 index lens

Our 1.53 index lenses are 15% thinner than standard lenses, and are perfectly suited for low prescriptions. Enjoy fantastic optical quality and a streamlined appearance. Best suited for prescriptions with SPH between +3.00 to -3.00 and below; and CYL below -1.50.

1.56 index lens for prescription

1.56 index lens

Our 1.56 index lenses are 20% thinner than standard lenses and a good choice for those with low or moderate prescriptions. Enjoy fantastic optical quality and a sleek, slim appearance. Best suited for prescriptions with SPH between +3.75 to -4.00 and below; and CYL below -2.00.

1.59 index lens for prescription

1.59 index lens

Our 1.59 index lenses are 25% thinner than standard lenses and are made with polycarbonate, which offers extra durability and 100% UV protection. They're cut slim, yet built to be tougher than a bear, making them perfect for wearers with active lifestyles. Best suited for prescriptions with SPH between +4.00 to -5.00 and below; and CYL below -3.00.

High index lenses

Mouqy’s powerful high index lenses are designed to cater for stronger prescriptions while keeping a slim and lightweight cut. We offer a range of high-index lenses that are made from different materials that are more effective at bending light, all which offer a more aesthetically pleasing, slimmer profile. Say goodbye to distorted, "bug-eyed" lenses!
1.60 index lens for prescription

1.60 index lens

Our 1.60 high index lenses are 25% thinner than standard lenses. These powerful lenses can accommodate stronger prescriptions whilst staying slim. Best suited for prescriptions with SPH between +4.00 to -6.75 and below; and CYL below -3.00.

1.67 index lens for prescription

1.67 index lens

Our 1.67 high index lenses are 30% thinner than standard lenses. These ultra-slim lenses are fantastic for higher prescriptions with SPH between +4.00 to -9.00 and below; and CYL between -3.00 to -4.00.

1.74 index lens for prescription

1.74 index lens

Our 1.74 high index lenses are 35% thinner than standard lenses, making them the thinnest and most powerful lenses for the highest prescriptions. Best suited for prescriptions with SPH between +4.00 to -9.25 and above; and CYL between -4.00 to -6.00.

Lens materials

Material matters! It's important to choose the right material for your lenses, as this can affect a variety of things, including your lens durability, thickness, and how much they cost. Mouqy lenses come in a range of materials, including plastic, polycarbonate, Trivex and Tribrid. Take a look and choose the one that's best suited for you.
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Plastic CR39 lenses are the most common material found in prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses. They're strong, flexible and affordable - making them great for everyday use. They can also cater for a wide range of prescriptions.

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Our polycarbonate lenses are made from an incredibly strong yet more lightweight material. They're designed to withstand impact and offer a thin, durable and comforable option. They're a fantastic choice if you wear prescription eyeglasses on a daily basis and need a sturdy lens that can stand up to your lifestyle.

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Our Tribrid lenses are highly impact-resistant, making it an excellent pick for those with active lifestyles or who want a more protective form of eyewear. Because of its high-index properties, Tribrid lenses are also a great pick for people with higher prescriptions who are looking for a very slim, lightweight and hardy lens.

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Trivex lenses are made from a light, low-density type of plastic that's seriously tough. Once used for military purposes, it's now a popular lens material that's valued for it's strength and durability, lightweight feel, and fantastic optical clarity.

Lens coatings

All Mouqy lenses are enhanced with multiple coatings that help to improve the functionality of the lens. From anti-reflection, to anti-scratch - the technology that goes into these lens coatings helps both keep your eyes happy, and improve the lifespan of your lenses!

Frequently asked questions

What are the types of eyeglass lenses?

There are a huge range of eyeglass lenses out there. First, they can vary by prescription type: ranging from single vision, to bifocal, progressive, and reading. Lenses can also range by material, which also impacts their durability. Polycarbonate, Trivex and Tribrid lenses are stronger and more suitable for active lifestyles than standard CR39 plastic lenses. Lenses can also vary in terms of index. Higher index lenses are able to better cater for higher prescriptions, whilst staying slim and light. Finally, lenses can vary in terms of the functions they offer, for example, some offer blue-light blocking technology which is useful for anyone who finds themselves using digital devices on a regular basis.

What are the most common lens prescriptions?

Single vision lenses are the lens prescription most commonly prescribed by eye doctors. Simply put – they provide optical correction for a single distance. For example, if you find that things up-close are blurry, your doctor may prescribe you with reading glasses to help you see text better. Single vision lenses are often used to correct for near- or farsightedness.

What prescription lenses are best?

There’s no single best prescription lens to purchase – only the lens that is the best fit for your particular visual needs and lifestyle. It’s important to consider the strength of your prescription, since this has a direct effect on the thickness of your lens. If you have a higher prescription, you should opt for high index prescription lenses, which have a thinner and more flattering profile. You should also consider your lifestyle and what you plan to be using the glasses for. If you want a pair that can hold up well for an active lifestyle, consider a more durable lens materials such as polycarbonate. If you use a lot of digital devices, you may want to seek out lenses that can also block out blue light.

How do I know my prescription for lenses?

When buying lenses, you’ll need to enter in the details of your eye prescription. This is a document given to you by your eye doctor after going in for an eye exam, and contains important details such as your Pupillary Distance (PD), SPH and CYL. Be sure to use an up-to-date eye prescription, as eye prescriptions can change over the years.

How much do prescription lenses cost?

Prescription lenses can range from $45 (for clear standard index lenses) to upwards of $200 for more premium materials. The cost can vary hugely depending on the index of your lenses, the complexity of your prescription (for example, progressive glasses can cost more) and whether or not you choose to add on any additional coatings or technologies (e.g. block light blocking lenses).

Why are prescription lenses so expensive?

Prescription lenses can be costly because of the materials that are involved, as well as the manufacturing process. That said – they can vary hugely in price depending on the complexity of its production process. Huge advancements in the optical industry have meant that most prescription glasses no longer use glass – but more advanced materials such as CR39, polycarbonate and Trivex – all of which come with special qualities. On top of that, most prescription eyewear also comes with functional coatings on top – such as anti-scratch coats. In short – there’s a whole lot of technology that goes into every pair!

Are cheap prescription glasses worth it?

If you’re shopping online, it’s now very possible to find prescription glasses that are on par with the standards of traditional optical shops, at much lower prices. Just be sure that you’re buying from a reputable vendor that sources their lenses from industry-leading manufacturers, and offer a money-back guarantee. At Mouqy, we source our prescription lenses from the experts in the industry (such as Essilor), and offer a 30-day money back guarantee. We offer a wide range of cheap glasses with frames that start from just $10.

What is the cheapest way to get prescription glasses?

These days, many online retailers offer prescription glasses that are both affordable and as high-quality as the ones you’d find in a traditional optical shop. Because they are able to skip the middleman and don’t need to pay rent for stores, online retailers are able to pass these savings on to their customers. At Mouqy, we’ve skipped the fluff and frills and focus on providing excellent-quality prescription glasses that are affordable.

Is there a difference in quality of prescription lenses?

The quality of the material of most lenses tends to be fairly similar across most reputable retailers. However, the technology that is used to manufacture prescription lenses can differ, which can affect the end product’s quality. Many glasses retailers will add on functional coats to the lens, and these coatings can also vary in quality depending on who you’re buying from.

Can I put any lens in any frame?

Essentially any lens can be used within rimless frame designs. However, for half (semi-rimless) frames and full rimmed frames, only certain sizes and shapes of frame can accommodate certain lenses. If you’re purchasing glasses on Mouqy, you’ll be able to check whether or not your frames of choice can accommodate your prescription.

Do I need progressive lenses?

If you struggle to see things that are both up-close and far away, you may require a pair of glasses that can accommodate both prescriptions. Bifocals and progressive lenses can help you – but progressives have the advantage of seamlessly transitioning between near and far prescriptions within a single lens, without any distracting line. Talk to your eye doctor about whether progressive lenses are right for you.

Which lens material are better, glass or plastic?

Whilst glass was used for eyeglass lenses in the past, the vast majority of eyeglasses these days make use of plastic lenses. Not only are plastic lenses much lighter and less brittle, but they can be found in a much wider variety of frame styles. In contrast, eyeglass lenses made from glass tend to be much heavier and more uncomfortable, since they can slip down the nose or create pressure points on your face. And whilst glass tends to be more scratch resistant, most plastic lenses come with an anti-scratch coating added on top to improve their durability.

Prescription lenses you can trust!

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No matter your visual needs or lifestyle, Mouqy has the prescription lenses to match.

If you need durability, choose a stronger material like polycarbonate. If you have a higher prescription, opt for high-index lenses.

At Mouqy, you won't need to choose between function or fashion. All lenses can be paired with a huge range of stylish frames, letting you find a pair you love.

So - what are you waiting for? Take advantage of our 30-day money-back guarantee and shop with us!