Buying Contact Lens

Anti-Reflective Coatings For Glasses- Necessary Or Not!


Sometimes it can be more than a little overwhelming when you are shopping for new eyeglasses. After going through the eye exam and realizing you need updated glasses, you are forced to choose frames and lenses right away. While choosing frames can be an easy and fun task, choosing the best lenses for your prescription is not always enjoyable. Most people hate to think about lens options because they don’t understand them or the differences between them. Most shoppers rely completely on their eye care professional and the store assistants for information and suggestions.

The problem with this is that the salespeople at the eyeglass stores often get commission for sales. When you purchase more expensive options, they get a bigger commission. Obviously they are going to try to up-sell to you. This can make it difficult to know which options you need and which options you can do without. Anti-reflective coating for glasses is one of the most popular options available. This type of lens coating is one that seems simple enough: it cuts down on reflections. However, how do you know if you need this option or not?

A) Driving: If you do a lot of driving, especially at night, and you wear glasses, you probably notice that lights from the other vehicles on the road can make it difficult for you to see without dealing with a glare. This is not usually a huge problem for most people. Those who travel a lot by car or commercial truck drivers can be annoyed by this problem however. When it comes to driving at night, you want to be able to see as clearly as possible in order to keep yourself and others on the road safe. Anti-reflective coated lenses work great to help cut that night time glare down completely.

B) Computer users: Computer remains almost all the time in front of your eyes throughout the day. Then, you can have the benefits of protecting your eyes using the anti-reflective coating as it eases pressure on eyes. After such long duration in front of computer your eyes get stressed and tired by the end of the day. It has also been proved by recent studies that using glasses coated with anti-reflective coating can cut down the stress level to your vision. As long as the anti reflective coating is not too much expensive, it is worth trying it.

C) A better look: Some people love the anti-reflective coating on their lenses because they are great at cutting down on that eyeglass glare when people look at you or when you get your picture taken. Many people are easily distracted with the harsh glare of someone’s eyeglasses as they are talking with them. This can be a big problem in the business world. Some eyeglass wearers always get this anti-reflective option for this reason alone. With great anti-reflective coating on your glasses, others may not be able to notice your lenses as much as they use to.

D) Visual acuity: Studies show that when you wear glasses coated with anti-reflective coating, your eyes are able to take in more light. This means that your vision is ultimately better. You will be able to see in better contrast and with better clarity. This is most often true all day long, but especially true in dimmed areas. If you work in a dimmed area, you might want to consider this optional coating. You will also notice that in movie theatres and other dimmed situations you will have better vision than before.