Lens Materials

Polycarbonate lenses are thinner, weigh less, and are more scratch and impact resistant* than plastic lenses with the same prescription. This makes polycarbonate the smart option for children, sports, and safety glasses.

* No lenses are unbreakable or shatterproof.

High-Index materials are denser and can refract, or bend, light to a greater degree than glass or plastic lenses of the same thickness. The same correction can be gained from a less curved and therefore thinner and lighter lens when made of a High-Index material than glass or plastic.

Plastic is our standard lens that is lighter weight than glass. Plastic lenses are available in single-vision, bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses.

Click here, for information on our great lens enhancements like EZclear™ which can actually make your lenses resist water, dirt and dust or photochromic and darken according to light conditions.