What is a Polycarbonate Lens?

Polycarbonate lenses were initially developed for aerospace usage and became popular as the #1 choice for space helmet visors and space shuttle windows by NASA during the 1970s and 1980s. These lenses are clear, offer superior resistance against impact, and provide complete protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Surprisingly affordable for their qualities, they are the ideal lenses for use in many types of eyeglasses.

Impact-resistant Lenses for Children, Athletes & Hazardous Environments

The best protective safety eyewear includes polycarbonate lenses. These extremely impact-resistant lenses are ideal for children’s eyewear, strong prescriptions, as well as eyeglasses used in many types of hazardous working environments and eyewear for athletes in all contact sports. When choosing polycarbonate lenses for use in environments where the wearer is likely to deal with potential impacts to the facial area, it is very important to select an equally impact-resistant frame.

Polycarbonate Lenses and Scratch-resistant Coating: the Perfect Pair!

When considering polycarbonate lenses, please keep in mind that although they are nearly impervious to impact, the lenses themselves are, ironically, considered a “soft” material. This flexibility is part of the quality that lends to the impact-resistance of the material. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you consider adding a scratch-resistant coating to your new lenses to protect them from developing surface scratches during regular use. When outfitted with this protective coating, your thin, lightweight polycarbonate lenses will be virtually as strong as glass, while retaining their impact-resistant qualities. Combine the two for the perfect pair of superior glasses made to handle life beautifully. You may also select any of Wise Eyes Optical’s enhancement coatings for eyewear designed to handle just about any environment you may encounter with confidence – and the clear vision you deserve.