Non-Prescription Polarized Polycarbonate Lenses are popular with boaters and fishermen who need to eliminate or reduce reflected glare from the water. Other outdoor enthusiasts have discovered the benefits of polarized lenses, including bikers, skiers, golgers, and joggers. These sunglasses can be used for driving and can even reduce glare from a long, flat surface such as the hood of the car or the surface of the road. Polarized sunglasses may be worn indoors by light-sensitive wearers, including post-cataract surgery patients and those continually exposed to bright light through windows.
Because they are less likely to fracture than regular plastic CR39 lenses, polycarbonate lenses have become the standard for safety glasses, sports goggles and children's eyewear. They are also are a good choice for rimless eyewear designs where the lenses are attached to the frame components with drill mountings.