What Are Anti-Reflective Lenses… And Why Do I Need Them? – Eye Love Cares Foundation

What Are Anti-Reflective Lenses… And Why Do I Need Them?


Think back to the last time you were sitting in church or a meeting. You're intently listening and trying to absorb as much information as possible. However, the speaker's eyeglass lenses are so dirty and full of glare that you can't pay attention because their eyes are not even visible behind their glasses! Is it just me that notices this issue??
It may just be me, seeing as how I encounter eye wear on a daily basis, but this gives me a great opportunity to talk about the awesome technology we have available to combat this issue!
Anti-reflective lenses (also called "AR coating" or "non-glare coating") not only improve vision and reduce eye strain, but they also make your eyeglasses look more attractive (especially if you're ever on stage or giving a presentation!).
Anti-reflective lenses eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses. With reflections gone, more light passes through your lenses to optimize visual acuity with fewer distractions (this is especially helpful for driving at night).

 The lenses look nearly invisible in the eyeglass frame— which enhances your appearance by drawing more attention to your eyes and helping you make better eye contact with others.

Non-glare lenses are especially beneficial when used on high-index lenses, which reflect more light than regular plastic and polycarbonate lenses. Many people with high, Coke-bottle prescriptions benefit from high-index lenses, and therefore require non-glare lenses for best vision and overall appearance.
The visual benefits of lenses with anti-reflective coating include:
  • Sharper vision with less glare from headlights when driving at night
  • Greater comfort during prolonged computer use
  • Less eyestrain for those that work on smartphones much of the day
  • Crystal clear lenses, so that friends and family are able to see your eyes (especially helpful for photographs)

So what are you waiting for? Crisp, clear vision and beautiful eyeglasses are in your future. Ask us about our non-glare lens options during your next appointment!

-Dr. Jenna-


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