The Advantages of Trivex® Lenses Over Polycarbonate: A Comprehensive Guide for Athletes and Outdoor Enthusiasts
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The Advantages of Trivex® Lenses Over Polycarbonate: A Comprehensive Guide for Athletes and Outdoor Enthusiasts

REKS is a leader in innovative eyewear solutions, providing athletes and outdoor enthusiasts with top-tier performance and protection. Our Trivex® Color Boosting Sunglasses are a testament to our commitment to excellence, combining advanced materials and cutting-edge technology to deliver unparalleled visual clarity and durability. This article delves into the unique features and benefits of our Trivex® Color Boosting Sunglasses, making them an essential addition to your gear.


When it comes to eyewear, particularly for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, the choice of lens material is crucial. Lenses must offer exceptional optical clarity, impact resistance, lightweight comfort, and protection from harmful UV rays. Two popular materials dominate the market: Trivex® and polycarbonate. In this article, we will explore the advantages of Trivex® lenses over polycarbonate lenses, with a focus on their application in various sports such as golf, tennis, pickleball, cycling, hiking, and fishing.

Understanding Trivex® and Polycarbonate Lenses

Before diving into the benefits of Trivex® lenses, it's important to understand what these materials are and how they compare.

Polycarbonate Lenses

Polycarbonate lenses are widely known for their durability and impact resistance. They are commonly used in safety glasses, sports eyewear, and children's glasses due to their robust nature. Polycarbonate lenses are also lightweight, making them a popular choice for everyday wear.

Trivex® Lenses

Trivex® lenses, introduced in the early 2000s, offer similar benefits to polycarbonate lenses but with notable improvements. Trivex® is a urethane-based pre-polymer, originally developed for military applications, making it incredibly durable and optically superior. Trivex® lenses combine the best features of polycarbonate lenses with enhanced optical clarity and lightweight comfort.

Advantages of Trivex® Lenses

1. Superior Optical Clarity

One of the most significant advantages of Trivex® lenses is their exceptional optical clarity. Trivex® has a higher Abbe value (approximately 45) compared to polycarbonate (which has an Abbe value of around 30). The Abbe value measures the material's ability to minimize chromatic aberration, which is the distortion of colors. Higher Abbe values mean less distortion and sharper vision. For athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, this clarity can make a substantial difference in performance and enjoyment.

2. Impact Resistance

Both Trivex® and polycarbonate lenses are highly impact-resistant, making them ideal for sports and outdoor activities. However, Trivex® lenses have a slight edge in terms of durability. They can withstand high-velocity impacts and are less likely to crack or break under pressure. This makes Trivex® lenses an excellent choice for high-impact sports such as tennis, pickleball, and cycling.

3. Lightweight Comfort

Weight is a crucial factor when it comes to eyewear, especially for extended wear during sports and outdoor activities. Trivex® lenses are incredibly lightweight, often lighter than polycarbonate lenses. This enhances comfort, reduces fatigue, and allows for a more secure fit during vigorous activities. For golfers, hikers, and cyclists, the lightweight nature of Trivex® lenses means less distraction and more focus on the activity.

4. UV Protection

Both Trivex® and polycarbonate lenses offer 100% protection against harmful UV rays, which is essential for protecting the eyes during outdoor activities. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation can lead to serious eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Trivex® lenses provide comprehensive UV protection, ensuring your eyes are safeguarded during all your outdoor adventures.

5. Versatility in Various Activities and Sports

Trivex® lenses are incredibly versatile and suitable for a wide range of sports and outdoor activities. Their combination of optical clarity, impact resistance, lightweight comfort, UV protection, and chemical resistance makes them an ideal choice for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Let's explore how Trivex® lenses enhance performance and safety in specific sports.

Trivex® Lenses in Sports


Golf is a sport that demands precision and focus. Trivex® Color Boosting lenses, with their superior optical clarity, allow golfers to see the course more clearly, judge distances accurately, and track the ball with ease. The lightweight nature of Trivex® lenses ensures comfort throughout long rounds, while their impact resistance provides protection against any unexpected mishaps. REKS offers specialized golf eyewear with Trivex® Color Boosting lenses, designed to enhance your game and protect your eyes.

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Tennis and Pickleball

Tennis and pickleball are fast-paced sports that require quick reflexes and sharp vision. Trivex® Color Boosting lenses help players track the ball better, reduce glare from the sun or indoor lights, and enhance overall visual acuity. The impact resistance of Trivex® lenses is particularly beneficial in these sports, where the risk of getting hit by a ball or racket is high. REKS's tennis and pickleball eyewear with Trivex® lenses ensures players stay protected without compromising on performance.

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Cycling enthusiasts face various challenges, including changing light conditions, debris, and potential impacts. Trivex® lenses provide cyclists with clear vision, protection from UV rays, and resistance to impacts and chemicals. The lightweight design of Trivex® lenses ensures they stay comfortably in place, even during long rides. REKS's cycling eyewear with Trivex® lenses is designed to meet the demands of avid cyclists, offering both safety and performance.


Hiking often involves exposure to harsh sunlight, dust, and debris. Trivex® lenses offer hikers clear vision, UV protection, and durability against environmental elements. Their lightweight nature ensures comfort during long hikes, and their impact resistance provides added safety. Whether you're trekking through forests or climbing mountains, REKS's hiking eyewear with Trivex® lenses is built to withstand the rigors of the outdoors.


Fishing requires patience, precision, and protection from water glare and UV rays. Trivex® Color Boosting lenses reduce glare, enhance visual clarity, and provide complete UV protection, making them perfect for fishing enthusiasts. The chemical resistance of Trivex® lenses ensures they remain durable in wet and salty conditions. REKS's fishing eyewear with Trivex® lenses allows anglers to see clearly and stay protected, enhancing their fishing experience.

Other Sports

Trivex® Color Boosting lenses are also suitable for a wide range of other sports, including running, skiing, and water sports. Their combination of optical clarity, impact resistance, lightweight comfort, UV protection makes them a versatile choice for any athlete or outdoor enthusiast.

Non-Prescription Options

REKS's non-prescription Trivex® Color Boosting Sunglasses provide all the advantages of Trivex® technology to those who do not need corrective lenses. These sunglasses are perfect for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who want the best in optical clarity, impact resistance, lightweight comfort, and UV protection. Whether you're playing golf, cycling, or fishing, REKS's non-prescription Trivex® Color Boosting Sunglasses offer unparalleled performance and protection.

Prescription Options

For those who need vision correction, REKS offers Trivex® Color Boosting lenses in prescription sunglasses. This allows individuals to enjoy the benefits of Trivex® lenses while ensuring their vision needs are met. With REKS's prescription Trivex® lenses, you can engage in your favorite sports and outdoor activities with confidence, knowing you have the best in optical clarity and protection.


Trivex® lenses offer numerous advantages over polycarbonate lenses, making them the superior choice for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Their exceptional optical clarity, impact resistance, lightweight comfort, UV protection, and chemical resistance provide unmatched performance and safety. Whether you're playing golf, tennis, pickleball, cycling, hiking, fishing, or engaging in other sports, Trivex® lenses enhance your experience and protect your eyes.

REKS stands out as a unique provider of Trivex® Color Boosting Sunglasses in both non-prescription and prescription options. By choosing REKS, you ensure that you receive the best in eyewear technology, tailored to your specific needs. Experience the difference with Trivex® lenses from REKS and elevate your performance in all your outdoor and sporting activities.