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    eye1234 posted:
    I am looking for the thinnest possible lens for myself. My prescription is -6.75 -1.50 20 and -6.75 -1.50 160.Thinner the lens better, Any recommendations would be appreciated
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Go to a quality optical shop and mention your interest in spectacles with the least lens thickness. They will help you choose a "high index" material for the lenses and direct you to frames with small lens diameter.
     
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    LokRobster replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
    note that the price for 'High Index' can be 2 to 5 times higher than a cheap basic plastic lens.

    I've been shopping for replacement lenses lately, and need a fairly hefty dose of prism in my Rx - adding more cost and thickness - I usually spring for the high index type and pay dearly for it.
     
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    1nt3rnalc0mbu5t1on responded:
    They also make customized lenses that are digitally surfaced, to help acheive a thinner lens, like the high index they are a bit more expensive.


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