What type of prescription lens do you use?

The standard clear corrective lens we use is an impact-resistant polycarbonate material very commonly used in kids eyewear. Your local pediatric optometrist will likely offer the same type of product. Our lenses help protect your child's vision by holding up to rough-and-tumble play or sports without cracking or shattering. Many eye care practitioners insist on polycarbonate lenses for children's eyeglasses for safety reasons.

The material is 30% lighter than standard plastic or glass, which makes them more comfortable to wear and less likely to slide down your child's nose. Our lenses also are about 20% thinner than standard plastic or glass lenses, so they are a good choice for anyone who wants slimmer, more attractive lenses. Glasses with polycarbonate lenses also protect your child's eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The polycarbonate material is a natural UV filter, blocking over 99% of the sun's damaging UV rays.

Please note, because we use a third party provider for this product, we do not make any claims as to the chemical components of this material and do not test them ourselves.

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