Skip to main content

Polymer lenses: what are they and why should you use them?

January 10, 2021

In the modern world, you have choices. And while choices may sometimes be considered the lynchpin of freedom, you and I both know that’s not always the case. Choices can convolute your decision making process. They can be their own prison. It’s easy to get trapped. And when shopping for lenses, the choice should be simple: you just need glasses that work.

And, truthfully, when it comes to your glasses, there should be no margin for error. Because how you see the world dictates how you choose to exist in it.

And, like with everything else, eyewear keeps evolving. There are more types of glasses than ever before. That means more glasses for you to choose from, and more possibilities for mistakes.

But, if you’re unsure what glasses to purchase, we at Raphael Opticians are here to help. And if you’re looking to change things up, polymer lenses could be just what you’re looking for.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

What are polymer lenses?

Polymer lenses are typically plastic. Though it’s important to note that polymer lenses aren’t exclusively plastic. There are different types of polymers that have different kinds of applications and properties, but what we’re dealing with are referred to as polymer optics.

Polymer optics are able to achieve high-light transmittance throughout the visible spectral region, and in a more limited capacity, the near infrared region.

However, it can be difficult to provide a generalized list of optical properties for polymer lenses. Because polymer optics are contingent on the specific polymer they’re made out of. But what’s most important to know is that polymer lenses provide a crisp and clear image.

That’s a promise we can make here at Raffy’s.

Why should I use polymer lenses?

Polymer lenses offer a wide variety of benefits. And, at Raphael Opticians, we couldn’t recommend them more. First of all, the integrity of our polymer lenses is unparalleled. Our polymer lenses are scratch resistant, durable, and can withstand high impact.

However, the advantage most customers exalt is typically the price. Polymer lenses are a much cheaper alternative that still delivers the same quality as other kinds of glasses. These lenses are also typically lightweight, which is essential when considering lens options.

Also, it’s important not to overlook how modifiable polymer lenses are. Their properties offer a wide variety of shapes, and the technology produces a precision that’s critical to quality eyewear. This also means that, with polymer lenses, complex designs are more than feasible.

Plus, just as importantly, polymer lenses can easily realize anti-reflective properties. And that’s important because who wants to deal with a glare when they’re out and about?

For all these reasons and more, we’re supremely confident in our polymer lenses here at Raphael Opticians.

Make an appointment now and get polymer lenses for ANY prescription

At Raphael Opticians, we’ve been proudly serving White Plains, New York, for years. And if you’re in the market for new glasses, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Because we take pride in the fact that our glasses aren’t just accessories; they’re life enhancers.

We pride ourselves on our honesty and commitment to our customers. Even doctors recommend us. Because we call it like we see it, and our number one priority is serving you, even if that means recommending alternative services.

We see the world through our own clients’ eyes. This means through the lenses we provide, and through the satisfaction we evoke. We’re only as satisfied as you are. To contact us, please fill out this contact form, or you can give us a call at 914-949-0575.

We can’t wait to help you reimagine the world.

Our polymer lenses come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.
Hero CTA