Which Lens Material is Best for Your Perscription Glasses?

Which Lens Material is Best for Your Perscription Glasses?

These days there is a wide variety of lens material to choose from when you purchase new glasses.

The traditional glass or plastic lenses are always good options. But, more durable materials such as polycarbonate and Trivex are available to accommodate different lifestyles and budgets. Talk to your customer care representative to help determine which one of these lenses is right for you.

Glass Lenses

Glass lenses are made from natural mineral glass and the earliest of these optical aids dates back to 750 BC. Many customers prefer glass lenses because they are the most optically clear of the lens materials out there and they are also better at handling distracting light effects. Some people often worry about their glass lenses getting scratched but the truth is that glass is the most naturally scratch resistant material offered. It also blends more seamlessly when used for bifocals.

Polycarbonate Lenses

What many people think of as plastic lenses are actually polycarbonate lenses. These lenses are actually created from a thermoplastic polymer and are more complex than simple plastic. It makes the lenses both lightweight and durable. Polycarbonate is ten times stronger than glass, making them ideal for kids or active people. They are inexpensive and are often a good quality option if your insurance won’t allow you enough to purchase glass lenses

Trivex Lenses

If you are looking for the best of both worlds, consider Trivex lenses. This lens material was developed in the early 2000s and the new technology used to create them gives them greater clarity. Because this material is so strong and impact resistant, it is ideal for sports or rimless glasses. Their lightweight construction means that they stay on your nose better and are less likely to slide down when you are doing something.

Sometimes the varied prescription lens options can be confusing, but we are here to help you pick the right pair of glasses for your lifestyle. Please contact us to know more about our wide range of glasses for both professional and personal needs.

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