Polycarbonate lenses set the standard in vision correction. This material is up to ten times more impact resistant than standard plastic and naturally offers 100% UV protection. If you’re interested in trying out this material for your lenses, select 1.59 index lenses for your frames at checkout.
Polycarbonate was initially developed for the aerospace industry and is used for, among other things, astronaut helmet visors; that should tell you all you need to know about polycarbonate lenses’ durability. EyeBuyDirect polycarbonate lenses cost only $18.95.
Our polycarbonate lenses are made with a lens index of 1.59. The index of a lens describes the thickness, with higher numbers indicating a thinner lens. polycarbonate lenses are ideal if you’re looking for a sturdy and lightweight lens, and your prescription is around +/- 3 to 6 diopters.
High index lenses
Extra high-index lenses are better if your prescription is high, and you don’t want your lenses to be overly thick. If your prescription is over six diopters, choosing high index lenses will keep your glasses lightweight and provide maximum comfort.
Which type of lens is best for you?
If your prescription is high and you are worried about thick lenses making your eyewear bulky and uncomfortable, high index lenses are the solution. If polycarbonate lenses are available for your prescription, they are an excellent choice for a little extra durability and in-built UV protection.
Customizing your polycarbonate lenses
Blue light blocking lenses
Adding this feature to your polycarbonate lenses reduces the amount of blue light that reaches your eyes. This wavelength of light is emitted by the digital screens we use every day, and evidence shows that it can disrupt sleep and could result in long term damage to your eyes. Blue light blocker glasses let you browse your phone worry-free.
Polycarbonate transitions® lenses
Want more bang for your buck from your eyewear? Choosing Transitions makes your polycarbonate lenses work as both eyeglasses or sunglasses, depending on your needs. This lens technology means your lens will get darker when exposed to UV light and change back to clear when the light level drops.
Non-prescription polycarbonate lenses
If you don’t need to wear glasses, but you’re interested in the UV-protective properties of polycarbonate lenses, or if you simply think you look great in eyeglasses, Choosing non-prescription at checkout will make your dreams come true. You can add Non-prescription polycarbonate lenses to any frame, so take your pick.
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Lightweight frames weigh 15 grams or lighter without the lenses.