Polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact-resistant than plastic or glass lenses and Polycarbonate lenses provide 100% protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. Polycarbonate lenses are also lightweight, adding to the comfort of your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and sports eyewear.
Polycarbonate was introduced to consumers in the 1980s as a safe, affordable alternative to standard plastic and glass eyeglasses. Today, polycarbonate lenses set the standard in eyewear safety. These lenses are a smart choice for athletes, those who work in hazardous job environments, and especially for children. Kids have a greater tendency to drop their glasses and play a bit rough, so ideally all children’s frames should have polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are also ideal for people who wear rimless eyeglass frames, because they are less likely to fracture than plastic or glass lenses.