Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses

Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses
   Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses

Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses Description

Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses


Polycarbonate lenses are virtually unbreakable and are lighter and thinner than plastic. Because of this, polycarbonate lenses have been used for athletic glasses. Most opticians and doctors insist that eyeglasses for children be made with polycarbonate lenses. All are scratch coated and have UV protection in the material. Polycarbonate lenses also have a 1-year warranty for scratches. Polycarbonate lenses are difficult to tint and therefore should not be tinted more than 40% to avoid peeling. The index of refraction is 1.586 and approximately 10% thinner than CR-39.

Polycarbonate lenses may cause a blur in vision and cause color fringes (chromatic aberration) on peripheral vision images, especially in strong prescriptions. Solvents like nail polish remover or dry cleaning fluid can damage them. They are not available in all styles including some progressives.


Polycarbonate lenses have many benefits and are the recommended lens material for children because of, amongst other things, there incredible strength. Polycarbonate material was developed by the aerospace industry for use in the space program. It can also be found in police shields, airplane and bulletproof windows. It is ten times more impact resistant than other plastics and is so strong that is exceeds the FDA's resistance requirements by a factor of 40!

The great strength of polycarbonate lenses means that it is incredibly hard to break even in the roughest of situations polycarbonate sunglasses will not shatter.

Polycarbonate lenses are also highly scratch resistant. Due to a special anti-scratch coating which will keep the lenses clear for as long as possible, even in the most extreme situations.

Another benefit of polycarbonate lenses is the lighter weight, polycarbonate lenses are thinner than the usual glass or plastic lenses as well as the material itself being lighter than glass and plastic. This means the sunglasses themselves will be that bit lighter, adding to overall comfort.

A great benefit of polycarbonate lenses is that they offer inherent ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection, cutting out around 99% of these potentially damaging rays - it doesn't matter whether the rays are from direct sunlight, computer screen or indoor lighting.

You can select this premium lens when you customize your lenses on any of our products


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We understand that you want to pay the best price on the Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses. We will do our very best to price match any authorized store, online or offline. Contact our customer support team for more information.

  Return Policy


All of our products come standard with a 30 day money back guarantee on frames, lenses and labor. There are no re-stock fees, no return fees and no hassle returns or exchanges on anything you buy from us, including spare parts and accessories. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!