Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. But to get the most out of your sunglasses, you need to choose the best lens material for your type of sunglasses. Different materials have different benefits, so it's imperative to understand the different types of lenses and what they can offer.  At Gomexus, we prefer to use high-grade CR-39 lenses. Here is everything you should know about these types of lenses.

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What are CR-39 Lenses?

CR-39 lens is an abbreviation for "Columbia Resin #39". Developed in 1940, this resin revolutionized the sunglasses industry because it mimics the quality of glass without the downside. Lighter than glass but far less likely to shatter, CR-39 lenses offer the best of both worlds. Furthermore, anyone who has worn CR-39 sunglass lenses before will know that the optical quality of these lenses is just as clear as glass, meaning that you won't have blurry vision or difficulty seeing when you wear these frames.

Why Not Use Glass?

Sunglasses with CR39 lenses are better than glass lenses because they are lighter, more resistant to solvents, chemicals, radiation, aging and material fatigue1, and less likely to shatter2. CR-39 lenses have the same visibility/clarity as real glass but are much more resilient and slim. This means that they are an excellent choice instead of glass.

What About Eye Protection?

Gomexus fishing sunglasses use CR-39 lenses that offer 100% UVA/UVB protection from the sun. This means that your eyes will be protected from harmful UV radiation that comes from the sun, which can result in health problems down the road.

So, you can rest assured when you wear a pair of Gomexus sunglasses that you will not only look fabulous, but the CR-39 lenses are also protecting your eyes and the delicate skin around them.

Other Benefits

Other benefits of choosing sunglasses with CR-39 lenses include that they are more cost-effective than other polycarbonate options. CR-39 lenses are also better at absorbing light, essential to maintaining good eye health.

  • Durability

Durability and quality factors go hand in hand. Generally, two years is considered the best time to replace your sunglasses if you want to keep safe from UV light exposure. Gomexus fishing sunglasses might come at a higher cost, quality sunglasses are effective, scratch resistant, and long-lasting.

  • Comfort

Finding the best sunglass material means choosing the one that fits comfortably and is perfect for your face shape. You want to opt for a lens material that caters to your needs. For instance, yours might be a lifestyle that demands more contrast or high outdoor protection, so you want a sunglass lens material that suits your needs.

  • Anti-Scratch Coatings

All lenses from Gomexus Sunglass are coated with a tough external coating to make them oil-repellant and scratch resistant, making them a sustainable choice.