A wide variety of lens treatemnts are available to get more comfort and functionality from your eyewear.
Our Premium Glare Free Anti-reflective coating improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your glasses.
AR coatings are similar to the coatings found on microscopes and camera lenses. They consist of several layers of metal oxides applied to the front and back lens surfaces. Because of the layering effect, AR coatings sometimes have a hint of green or purple color, depending on the individual manufacturer's formula.
Each layer is scientifically calculated to block reflected light. The result is that you'll see a reduction in glare, annoying reflections and halos around lights. This is a great safety benefit when you're driving at night.
Also, anti-reflective coating reduces both internal and external reflections on the lenses, creating a nicer cosmetic appearance. Internal reflections appear as rings that make lenses look thick. External reflections mask your eyes from a clear, complete view when someone is looking at you.
Thus, because reflections are eliminated, you have clearer vision, better looking lenses, and your eyes are more visible to others.
Anti-reflective coating benefits virtually everyone who wears eyeglasses. Also, research shows wearing AR coated lenses improves night driving vision and increases comfort during prolonged computer use (compared with wearing uncoated lenses).
AR coating is especially beneficial if you choose high-index lenses. These thinner, lighter lenses reflect more light than regular plastic lenses unless anti-reflective coating is applied
For thicker lenses, rolling and polishing the edges of the lenses is very helpful. Rolling removes the sharp edge of the lens after it is cut, and then the edge is polished to make it smooth and shiny. Thicker lenses and lenses in semi-rimless and rimless frames should have their edges polished because the edge of the lens is exposed.
No eyeglass lenses — not even glass lenses — are scratch-proof. However, lenses that are treated front and back with a clear, scratch-resistant coating have a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching. Children can be hard on glasses, therefore, kid's lenses especially benefit from a scratch resistant coating.
In addition to adding a scratch-resistant coating, help protect your lenses from scratching by keeping them in a cushioned case, and cleaning them with a microfiber cloth and the cleaning solution your optician recommends.
A pure mirror lens coating applied to the outside of a lens helps to deflect light and keep it from entering the eye. The outside of the lens looks just like a mirror. It is important to know that the wearer does not see the mirror coating from the inside, but only sees the lens tint. For example, if the lenses had a brown tint with a blue mirror, the wearer would see only brown, and other people would see only the blue mirror. This is a useful combination because, optically speaking, blue is the worst tint for seeing objects clearly (brown is best), but blue is fashionable; so the wearer gets the benefit of seeing through a brown tint as well as the benefit of having other people see only the blue mirror coating.