When it comes to choosing the right lenses for your eyeglasses, there are many options available. Two popular choices are Trivex and polycarbonate lenses. Both offer unique benefits and are known for their impact resistance, making them a popular choice for those with active lifestyles. In this article, we will compare Trivex and polycarbonate lenses to help you make an informed decision.
Both Trivex and polycarbonate lenses are known for their impact resistance, making them a popular choice for athletes and those with active lifestyles. However, Trivex lenses are slightly more impact-resistant than polycarbonate lenses. This is because Trivexlenses are made from a type of plastic that is used in bomber helicopter windows. Polycarbonate lenses, on the other hand, are made from a different type of plastic that is also highly impact-resistant, but not to the same degree as Trivex.
When it comes to clarity, Trivex lenses have the edge over polycarbonate lenses. Trivex lenses are made from a material that is similar to glass, making them clearer and more scratch-resistant than polycarbonate lenses. This means that Trivex lenses provide better vision and are less likely to get scratched, making them a great choice for those who want the clearest vision possible.
Polycarbonate lenses are known for being lightweight, making them a popular choice for those who want comfortable glasses. However, Trivex lenses are even lighter than polycarbonate lenses, making them the lightest lens material available. This can be especially beneficial for those who are sensitive to the weight of their glasses, as it can reduce the overall weight and make them more comfortable to wear.
Both Trivex and polycarbonate lenses offer 100% UV protection, making them a great choice for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. This protection is built into the lenses, so you don’t have to worry about applying a separate coating or treatment. This is especially important for those with light-colored eyes, as they are more susceptible to UV damage.
When it comes to durability, both Trivex and polycarbonate lenses are known for being highly resistant to impact and scratches. However, Trivex lenses have the edge when it comes to durability. They are more resistant to cracking and chipping, making them a great choice for those who are rough on their glasses.
In terms of cost, polycarbonate lenses are generally more affordable than Trivex lenses. This is because polycarbonate is a more common material and is easier to produce. However, the added benefits of Trivex lenses may make them worth the extra cost for some individuals.
Trivex and polycarbonate lenses offer unique benefits and are great choices for those looking for impact-resistant lenses. While polycarbonate lenses are slightly less expensive, Trivex lenses offer better clarity and are lighter in weight. Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Whichever lens you choose, Zenni Optical has you covered.
About the Author: Dr. Steven Lee
Dr. Steven Lee is a visionary leader in the eye care and telemedicine sectors and has built a remarkable career by combining his formal training in eye care, engineering expertise, and a passion for innovation. Dr. Lee serves as Zenni’s the Head of Optical Product.