Do you know what lens treatments are on your eyeglass lenses? Anti-Reflective (AR), Scratch and UV protection, Polarization, Photochromic and Tints are some of our top choices for lens treatments. Wonder what they are? Let us explain!
Anti-Reflective coating, also known as AR or anti-glare coating, improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your eyeglasses.The visual benefits of lenses with anti-reflective coating include sharper vision with less glare when driving at night and greater comfort during prolonged computer use.
Lenses that are treated front and back with a clear, scratch-resistant coating have a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching, whether from dropping your glasses on the floor or occasionally cleaning them with a paper towel. This is also a great feature for kids because it makes the lens more durable. UV-protective treatments work just like sunscreen for eyeglass lenses block those same rays from damaging your eyes.
Did you know some eyeglass lens materials, including polycarbonate and most high-index plastics, have 100% UV protection built-in, so an extra lens treatment is not required for these lenses?
Have you ever wondered what makes polarized lenses better than non-polarized lenses? Polarized sunglasses cut glare and haze so your eyes are more comfortable and you can see better. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare.
Photochromic (commonly known as transitions) lenses offer 100% UV protection and are clear (or nearly clear) indoors and darken automatically in response to sunlight outdoors. Unlike photochromic lenses, tinted lenses allow you to customize your eyeglasses to fit your unique look. One simple way is to add lens color to match your frame or to enhance your vision. For instance, the lighter tints offer less overall brightness protection but do provide excellent depth perception and enhance contrast. Tinted lenses may also be used strictly for cosmetic purposes.
Now that you know the 411 on lens treatment options and how they benefit the appearance and quality of your lenses, discuss your ideas with our skilled opticians today and customize your look!