I am about to purchase new glasses and need help picking out what lense to buy. One eye place said 1.60 would be fine and will have less chromatic aberation. The other eye place said the higher index will be clearer and that with my prescription, the 1.60 will be too thick.
My prescription is pretty high. -6.00 and -6.25.
I have the following options (low to high priced). Keep in mind I still need to pay for the frame and $25 material copay.
1.60 indexed lense $48
1.60 indexed Aspherical $68
1.67 indexed lense $93
1.67 indexed Aspherical lense $107
All lenses will have UV and AR coatings.
Which lense will have the best ABBE value?
Which lense will have the least amount of Chromatic Aberation?
I read that the higher the index, the more Chromatic Aberation. I have two old pairs of classes. A half rimed pair that have small lenses and a pair of larger plastic full rimmed glasses. The plastic glasses are clear. When I use the smaller half rimmed pair, it takes me awhile to get used to them and when I look up/down/left/right, I get some distortion (I feel dizzy and off centered). I think maybe it is because the lenses are so small.
These are the options as far as frames
Ray-Ban RX RX5095 Eyeglasses | Rectangular Prescription RayBan Glasses
HUGO BOSS Black BOSS 0104/U Eyeglasses - HUGO BOSS Black Authorized Retailer - coolframes.com