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Are polycarbonate lenses thinner than plastic?

One of my friend recommend me to buy polycarbonate lenses because it is lighter, thinner and more durable than common eyeglasses lenses. Are polycarbonate lenses thinner than plastic lenses?
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  • duncan


    Yes, polycarbonate lenses are known thinner and lighter than traditional type lenses, such as the plastic lenses. And also, they can offers you total protection from UV light and radiations. But ordinary plastic offers you minimum protection from UV light. And there are also many other advantages of polycarbonate lenses. For example, they are convenient to be used. And, If you use plastic lenses, you may need to invest in anti glare material to protect you from any harmful rays. So in my opinion, you should choose Polycarbonate lenses.
  • Melanie


    Yes. They are. Polycarbonate lenses are usually applied to safety goggles and sports goggles. Of course, you can also choose it to your regular prescription eyeglasses. The polycarbonate lenses are lighter and thinner than common plastic lenses. Besides, they are 10 impact resistance than regular plastic lenses. What's more, polycarbonate lenses can also provide your UV protection. All those benefit together make polycarbonate is a idea materials for eyeglasses lenses.
  • walker


    Of course yes, they are much lighter and thinner than plastic lenses. Polycarbonate was one of the first thinner and lighter lens materials. Polycarbonate lenses have high impact resistance with 100 percent UV protection and scratch coating. They have a great upgrade over plastic lenses, most opticians and doctors insist that they can be used for children's eyewear and safety glasses. Polycarbonate lenses also have a 1-year warranty for scratches. However, polycarbonate lenses could cause blurry vision and color fringes on peripheral vision images, especially in strong prescriptions.
  • chris_nubelle


    Yeah, compared with plastic lenses or common lenses, the polycarbonate lenses are lighter, thinner and more durable in using because of the special materials inside the instructure. In addition, the polycarbonate lenses own high ability of anti-modification, anti-shock and so on. That is why more and more people choose the polycarbonate lenses instead of the plastic ones.

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