Eyeglasses without power, in other words fake glasses

Tilaa piilolinssit tai aurinkolasit Lensonilta

Nopea toimitus - Aina edulliset hinnat - Ilmainen palautus

Tilaa nyt Lensonilta

Every now and then a customer wants glasses without power, just for the fun of it. One reason to get these kinds of glasses is that they can be an important element in creating a certain look. On the other hand, for some people, glasses give for example authority.

It’s absolutely possibly to get glasses without power, but you should remember few things.


Book a sight test first

Even if you are sure that prescription is not needed for the glasses, I would recommend a visit to an optician to check your sight. This would ensure that possible refractive errors are noted and could be fixed with glasses if you are about to acquire them anyway.

Plastic plexiglasses do not work as lenses

Glasses sold in optician stores are equipped with thin plexiglasses that are not suitable for long-term use. Usually, the brand of the frames is printed in the plexiglass and they are also often very scratchy. In addition, they do not necessarily fit to the frames perfectly, which means that there might be blowholes somewhere.

Plexiglasses are not optically refined and therefore they may distort the world.

Also, plexiglasses do not have the look of real lenses. Therefore, select genuine lenses without power. Basic lenses that are optically refined cost around 20-30 euros each.

There need to be some kind of lenses in the glasses; otherwise they look a bit silly.

Coatings are available as well

Even if there’s no power in the glasses, different types of coatings and colors are available, for instance, if you want the lenses to darken according to sun light.

Naturally these types of coatings add to the price of the glasses, so it’s up to the customer to decide how much they are willing to invest in the glasses if the aim is not to improve the sight.

Personally, I would select antiglare surface to glasses without power, as this gives a more polished look. Without glare, the eyes can be better seen from behind the lenses.

Please note that the advice and tips given in this blog are based on Finnish regulations and laws. Therefore, you need to verify the regulations and laws in your country from your own optician, optometrist or eye specialist.

Tilaa piilolinssit tai aurinkolasit Lensonilta

Nopea toimitus - Aina edulliset hinnat - Ilmainen palautus

Tilaa nyt Lensonilta

Muut kirjoitukset samasta aiheesta

Kysy optisen alan ammattilaisilta

Blogissa kerrotaan näkemiseen liittyvistä asioista ja vastataan lukijoiden kysymyksiin. Tähän mennessä olemme vastanneet noin 1 000 kysymykseen. Kysymyksesi voit lähettää täältä tai kommentoida aiheeseen liittyvää kirjoitusta.

Lähetä kysymys optikolle täältä
Piilolinssioptikko Facebookissa