Coatings are a practical and sometimes fashionable addition to a pair of new glasses, but there are so many options available. The right coating should not only match your vision needs but also your lifestyle and occupation. For example a fisherman may want the anti-reflective coating to protect their eyes out on the water and a jogger may want anti-fog lenses to see clearly in different weather conditions.
Before choosing a coating consider both safety and your day to day activities. Our selection of coatings includes popular options for many different needs.
Anti-reflective coating – Sometimes referred to as AR coating, this helps relieve eye strain by reducing the amount of reflection on the lenses. If you frequently drive at night or work on the computer, consider this option. It is great for social or work functions where you need to make eye contact with others because others can see your eyes more easily.
Anti-fog coating – This option ensures that your lenses are less likely to fog in a humid climate or from temperature changes. As a glasses wearer, you know how annoying it is to suddenly lose your vision when you walk into a warm house on a cold day. In the workplace, this can be dangerous. If you work in a steamy place, such as in a kitchen, or you are in and out of buildings all day, such as delivery people are, this coating can help you do your job more effectively.
UV Protection – Many people are already familiar with UV protection because it is available in many different products, such as clothing or sunscreen. UV coatings on lenses help protect your eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. While these lenses are great for those who love being outdoors, even the city dweller can benefit. UV rays are not just out on bright sunny days at the beach. They are even present on overcast days and can reflect off of buildings. This option is also beneficial for those with cataracts.
Mirror Coating – These lenses look cool, but they are also very practical. The sun’s glare bounces off lenses with this option, making them ideal if you drive for a living. If you are outdoors a lot, particularly on the water or in the snow, mirror coating will help you protect your eyes in sunny environments.
Our professionals are happy to help you choose the best coating for your needs. Please contact us for more details.