Life Magazine, in an article about the growing popularity of sunglasses, estimated that only around 30% of those purchased were worn to protect the beautiful eyes. The rest, like today, were mainly considered a fashion accessory. However, if you are choosing your sunglasses with practicality and visibility in mind, choosing Trivex lenses comes with some added benefits over traditional polycarbonate lenses. Here's what you should know about buying stylish sunglasses with Trivex lenses.
What Are Trivex Lenses?
Simply put, Trivex lenses are a specialized type of lenses that provide clearer and crisper images in addition to improved visibility. Compared to polycarbonate lenses, they're more durable and protective as well: "Despite its many advantages, polycarbonate isn't the only lens material suitable for safety applications and children's eyewear...Trivex lenses are composed of a urethane-based monomer and are made from a cast molding process similar to how regular plastic lenses are made. This gives Trivex lenses the advantage of crisper optics than injection-molded polycarbonate lenses," says All About Vision.
Comparing Trivex Lenses to Polycarbonate
While polycarbonate lenses are a simple and budget-friendly solution for sunglass lenses, they don't have the visibility of Trivex lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are often used for equipment and sports safety goggles, and even though they are sufficiently protective, they can easily cloud vision. Trivex lenses are lighter, have less internal stress, equal or greater resistance, and provide clearer and crisper views with every wear.