The Benefits of Polycarbonate Lenses

The Benefits of Polycarbonate Lenses

The world of eyewear offers no shortage of styles and now, consumers are starting to invest more time in learning about lenses, too. With so many on the market, it can be hard to decipher the differences in materials. We have taken the legwork out of the equation for you and would like to highlight polycarbonate.

So, what exactly is polycarbonate? According to, “Polycarbonate is a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked through carbonate groups, including many molding materials and films” In layman’s terms, this stronger substance helps to create tougher, clearer, and lighter lenses. It also happens to be pretty economical.

So, how does polycarbonate translate into better glasses for you?

Toughness. Polycarbonate lenses are both shatter-resistant and scratch-resistant, making them the ideal lenses for anyone who runs...or just runs on the clumsier side. Unlike glass lenses, dropping a pair of these isn’t likely to cause any long-term damage to your lenses. It is for this reason that they are excellent for athletes, kids, and people who work in labor-intensive environments

Optical Clarity. Polycarbonate lenses are are known for their clarity. Therefore, as far as seeing is concerned, not only will you have the correct prescription, but you’ll have a surface to look through that is clear and accurate.

Lightweight. The key to sporting the perfect pair of glasses is to make sure that they are accenting your face, not distracting from it. A key component to that is weight - or, in this case, the lack thereof.You want to wear a pair of glasses that feels like a natural part of your face and are so comfortable, you don't even notice they are on. This is where polycarbonate really shines. Having lighter lenses will not only feel better, but it will also prevent your glasses from sliding or weighing down on your face, creating dents or marks on your skin.

The "perfect" pair of glasses is one that fit well, feel lightweight and are long-lasting. We may all have our preferred brands and styles but clearly (pun intended) polycarbonate is the top choice for great looking, durable lenses.

In the market for new glasses? Perhaps new sunglasses for ski season or that holiday beach trip? Check the Fitz Collection - we use polycarbonate lenses to ensure you can always see the world clearly.

-The Fitz Team


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