Unfortunately I broke my specs today which I used in this question.
But I observed that the edges are completely different then the entire part of the lens. The middle portion of the lens was completely transparent but the edges appeared opaque (and I can't see through the edges). This image shows the same in case of a shattered glass.
The edges in the above picture are green and not transparent as other portions appear.
So why are the edges not transparent (in both the case of specs and the shattered glass)?
Edit : I would like to add that the edges of my specs were not green. They were just silvery opaque. I couldn't take a pic of it during asking the question but take a look at it now.