Optical plastics have been the priority area of research for material scientists worldwide, mainly, to find alternative materials to glass, a conceptual optical material in use over the years. There are numerous advantages of using plastics for optical applications, in particular for ophthalmic applications over glass. Recently, the researchers have been putting their efforts to develop novel plastic materials to meet requirements of ophthalmic industries. The present review compiles the recent developments in the area of optical plastics. The aim is to present the current state-of-the-art in the field, besides analyzing the various aspects of developing optical plastics. The review presents various possible approaches to achieve the desired properties e.g. high refractive index of the optical plastic materials.
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