When shopping for eyeglasses, you will discover the numerous lens options available. Buying the best eyeglasses is more than simply choosing a frame and getting the right prescription. A vital part of buying the right glasses is selecting the best lens material. With technological advances, people are discovering the benefits of antireflective and anti-glare lens coatings.
Antireflective (AR) lens coatings are applied to eyeglasses to reduce the reflective light in the lenses. They can be applied to the front, back, or both sides of the lens through technology involving vacuum deposition. They help control the amount of light entering the eyes.
AR coating can eliminate reflections on the lens surface, allowing more light to pass through and improving vision. The coating usually consists of two layers: an antireflective and a scratch-resistant layer. Both layers help protect the lenses.
AR coatings can provide a clearer and more natural view than uncoated lenses. You are a good candidate for the lenses if:
You have difficulties with night driving.
You prefer to wear thinner-looking lenses.
You spend hours using digital devices or looking at screens.
You are bothered by frequent reflections when wearing eyeglasses.
Lenses with AR coating cost more than regular glasses, but the extra cost is worth it. The coating helps improve vision and reduce eyestrain. The lenses look almost invisible, so they do not detract from your appearance. AR coating is more effective when applied on high-index lenses as they reflect more light than plastic lenses.
Antireflective coating can help you look better, see better, and feel more comfortable wearing eyeglasses. The benefits of the coating include the following:
They help improve vision by reducing reflections and glare.
They improve comfort during prolonged computer use.
They enhance visual acuity by allowing more light to reach the eyes.
They can help reduce symptoms of digital eyestrain.
They enhance appearance by making the eyes more visible.
They help reduce glare when driving at night.
AR coatings are made from several layers of metal oxides. They are applied to the lens surface, reducing the light amount reflected onto the lens. When you get eyeglasses with the coating, you should take good care of them. Avoid using cleaning products with harsh chemicals that can damage the lens coating. Use a lint-free microfiber cloth to wipe the lenses. Wetting the lenses before you clean them will help avoid scratching.
AR coating can be applied to photochromatic lenses to enhance comfort and clarity in all light conditions. Applying AR coating on sunglasses is also beneficial as it helps eliminate sunlight glare. Premium AR lenses involve surface treatment to seal the antireflective layers. It makes it easier to clean the lenses.
For more on why antireflective coating on glasses is worth it, call Optical Masters in Denver, at our Monoco and Federal locations at (720) 807-7300 or (720) 807-7600 to schedule an appointment today.