What are Polycarbonate Lenses?

Polycarbonate Lenses

Polycarbonate is a type of plastic (a thermoplastic polyester, if you really want to know). It’s used in “bullet-proof” windows in addition to safety glasses because of its flexibility and strength.

Since this material it gives a little, you could hammer a nail through a polycarbonate lense without it shattering. (You guesssed it–don’t try this at home while wearing your glasses!) Traditional heavier, hardened safety glass is only one tenth as impact-resistant as polycarbonate plastic.  However, because the material gives a little, it needs to include a scratch-proof coating for durability.

One more advantage of polycarbonate lenses is that they naturally absorb 99% of  UV rays so they protect your eyes not only from things like road debris, but harmful UV radiation.

Working Person’s Store stocks a range of products utilizing this space-age plastic.  Check out these WileyX Eyeglasses and DeWalt Eyewear, they are both made with polycarbonate lenses. It even protects some of our Pelican Flashlights and Streamlight Flashlights . Look around and save.

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