We are happy to help you decide if polycarbonate lenses are the best option for your specific needs in Cornelius.
There are many different decisions to make when getting eyewear for yourself and your family. Here at Friedman Eye Care, we take the time to explain your options, so you can make the best decision for your situation. For example, in certain circumstances, we highly recommend polycarbonate lenses. Although other products have come along since these were developed more than 70 years ago, they are still a viable option for safety glasses, children, and sports goggles.
Polycarbonate lenses are highly resistant to impact and won’t shatter. They are 10 times stronger than glass or other plastic lenses, which is obviously a plus for a child who has not yet learned how to keep their glasses safe. They are also thinner than glass lenses, and are therefore more comfortable, which is ideal when getting accustomed to wearing glasses. An inherent benefit of polycarbonate lenses is the complete blockage of UV rays, which protects young eyes as well as those performing outdoor sports or working outdoors. This is one reason they are often used in sunglasses. Polycarbonate lenses are more susceptible to scratches, but that can be resolved with a scratch-resistant coating.
If you have questions about polycarbonate lenses or any other type of vision correction product, don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment. Our small, family-friendly practice offers the personalized service that will address you and your family’s specific eye care needs in Cornelius, North Carolina. See us for contact lenses, eyeglasses, eye exams, and much more.