Why Investing in Quality Eyeglasses Matters

When searching for the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses, it’s easy to fall into the trap of choosing quantity over quality. This is especially true when you’re on a limited budget! After all, when you can’t choose between two or three pairs, it’s better to buy them all if they’re at a good price than invest in a single pair of quality prescription glasses, right? Wrong.

While you may feel like you have more options and versatility with several cheaper pairs of eyeglasses than a single pair of durable, higher-quality eyeglasses, you may find that you’re sacrificing something much more important in the interest of style—your vision.

While lower quality eyeglasses may outprice many designer eyeglasses brands, they often lack other important factors. These could include durable materials, proper construction, high-quality lenses, and options for customization, among others. Despite feeling like a worthwhile trade-off, neglecting any of these important pieces of the puzzle when choosing prescription glasses can lead to compromised clarity of vision.

This is where investing in high-quality eyeglasses comes into the picture. By choosing a higher quality pair of eyeglasses that still fits within your budget, you can set yourself up for success and clearer vision in one go. However, if you’re still on the fence and wondering how low-quality and high-quality prescription eyeglasses differ and why that’s important, we’re here to help. Keep reading to discover the differences and learn why investing in high-quality eyeglasses matters on your journey to achieving clear vision.

Quality Eyeglasses are More Durable

When comparing low-quality and high-quality eyeglasses, the first point of differentiation lies in the materials used to make them—frame construction, hinges, and overall design. Each and every part of how a pair of eyeglasses is made plays an important role in its function and its durability.

Lower quality eyeglasses often use inexpensive plastic to cut down costs. While plastic is a great material for eyeglasses, it doesn’t perform well over time. Many premium eyeglass frames nowadays are designed using sturdy and lightweight acetate, a material that offers a higher level of durability than plastic.

In addition to acetate, many high-quality frames use premium hinges in their construction, such as OBE hinges. While a pricier hinge doesn’t necessarily equate to better performance, using the right set of premium hinges can contribute to a better fit and enhance durability over time.

Quality Eyeglasses Perform Better

Beyond durability, another significant distinction between lower-quality and higher-quality eyeglasses is their performance. Lower quality frames often don’t sit right on the face and have poor construction that can lead to slipping, blurred vision and headaches. On the other hand, higher-quality frames are often custom-fitted to the wearer’s face, utilizing durable materials that maintain their shape.

This thought takes us back to the idea of using acetate to construct premium prescription eyeglass frames. In addition to its durability, acetate is more flexible, allowing better movement, while plastic retains its shape in a more rigid manner. This can make plastic frames less comfortable to wear and creates difficulty when customizing the fit to match with a customer’s unique face shape.

When eyeglasses don't sit correctly on the face, it can cause blurred vision as the lenses are not in the right location. This blurriness can escalate headaches and other visual problems over time. Additionally, lower-quality hinges can lose their stability, causing a spread in the supportive arms of the frames that can cause the eyeglasses to slip off the face or sit incorrectly and uncomfortably.

Wearing a pair of high-quality eyeglasses has the opposite effect, as they maintain their shape and customized design that is catered to the unique shape of the wearer’s face. When appropriately sitting upon the face of the wearer, clear vision is a given, as the lenses are aligned properly.

Quality Eyeglasses Offer More Options for Customization

When purchasing low-cost eyeglasses online, you often don’t get a choice to customize them. You simply choose the frames; add your prescription and you’re done. On the other hand, when you purchase high-quality eyewear online, you are often offered the unique opportunity to add customization to your prescription eyeglasses that can have a positive impact on your vision and overall satisfaction.

Whether you’re constantly on the go and in need of a pair of eyeglasses that transition from clear to opaque for indoors and outdoors or on the hunt for a great pair of prescription frames that are your favorite color rather than the standard blue or black, customization is a great tool to create the perfect pair of eyeglasses to suit your unique needs. This ability also offers the option to cater to any additional eye issues, such as astigmatism, with customized lens options.

Why We Choose Quality at Azimuth

At Azimuth, we take pride in offering a wide range of premium prescription eyeglasses with plenty of options for lens customization at an affordable price point. Because our mission is to help bring clear vision to the world, we have focused on creating designer eyeglasses that are the highest quality and with the latest innovations. Each and every pair of stylish glasses in our collection is thoughtfully designed with premium materials such as acetate and exceptional lenses to help any customer see the beauty of the world more clearly.


Remember, when it comes to finding the right pair of prescription eyeglasses, always choose quality over quantity. While it may feel like a lot of money to buy a pair of durable, high-quality eyeglasses, it’s an investment in your vision and in your future. High-quality glasses last longer, sit correctly on the face and provide crystal clear vision that will have you seeing the world more brightly for years to come.

If you’re ready to find the perfect pair of stylish prescription eyeglasses that are high-quality and durable, we’re here to help. Discover our amazing collection of designer prescription frames and premium lenses to find the perfect pair to add to your daily rotation.

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