Lens Materials and Coatings
Our opticians will recommend lens materials and coatings that will optimize your vision in your new glasses.
Although this material is impact-resistant, it still scratches easily. Fortunately, other more advanced alternatives are available. Children’s lenses should be made of polycarbonate or Trivex to ensure your child’s safety.
Since this material is both impact- and scratch-resistant, it is the preferred option for children’s eyeglasses, rimless and semi-rimless frames, and frames designed for safety eyewear. It’s the most durable lens material available today.
A commonly used basic plastic lens material.
If you want light, thin specs with UV protection, hi-index lenses are the perfect solution. These lenses are comfortable and attractive, and they are available in varying degrees of thinness, measured using an index with these ranges: 1.6 – 1.67 – 1.70 – 1.74.
Most of our lenses include Scratch Resistant Coatings (SRC). Although this special coating helps resist scratches on the surface of the lens, remember that it is not scratch-proof.
Ultraviolet radiation can play a significant role in the development of various eye conditions, such as cataracts, skin cancer, pterygium and macular degeneration. For this reason, we only sell sunwear with 99- to 100-percent UV-A/UV-B protection.