Eyeglasses have come a long way over the years. As the general population continues to age, more and more people are wearing glasses.
Eyeglasses themselves have become fashion accessories. The variety of lenses on the market, meanwhile, has made consumer awareness more important.
Plastic lenses are thinner and lighter than glass. They are more impact resistant as well—however, they are more prone to scratching.
Polycarbonate lenses are like plastic and are even more impact resistant.
Types of Lenses
A single prescription over each lens
Two prescriptions on each lens
Three prescriptions on each lens
Multifocal Lenses with no visible lines
Lenses designed specifically for computer use
Thinner lenses for strong prescriptions
Lenses that darken in response to UV radiation
Protect your eyes from environmental elements
Chemical Coatings for Lenses
Minimizes Lens Abrasions
Minimizes reflective glare
Popular with sunglasses
Blocks solar UV radiation
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