AR Lense Coating

Treatments and Coatings for Your Glasses

Lens coatings and treatments are applied to the surface of the eyeglass lens itself to help improve performance, protect your eyes from light and / or increase lens durability. There are 4 popular lens coating types you should know about:

Anti Reflective Eyeglass Lenses (AR )

AR lenses are characterized by being clearer and having less reflection, fewer reflections, and containing a hydrophobic layer that repels water.

The Advantages of Anti Reflective Lenses include:

  • This type of coating cuts glare and permits more light through to your eyes.
  • A reduction in the appearance of glare allowing others to see your eyes and facial expressions instead of reflections.
  • Anti Reflective coating on your has been demonstrated to reduce eye strain.
  • Our AR lenses include an additional coating that repels water and smudges. This ‘hydrophobic layer’ makes them easier to keep clean.

Scratch Resistant Coating (SRC )

This type of lens is coated and is characterized as having a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching.

The advantages of scratch resistant coating include:

  • Creates a permanent bond with the lens and provides extra protection to the lens surface.
  • Reduces the appearance of hairline scratches.
  • Creates a permanent bond with the lens and provides extra protection to the lens surface.
  • Reduces the appearance of hairline scratches.

*NOTE: No eyeglass lenses — not even those made of glass  — are scratch-proof!

Ultra-Violet Coating  (UVC)

UVC lenses Invisible dye or coating that blocks ultraviolet light treatments for your lenses block those same rays from damaging your eyes.

The advantages of having UVC lenses in your eyeglasses include:

  • Much the way sunblocks and sunscreens they keep the sun’s UV rays from harming your skin because they are UV-protective.
  • UVC lens coatings protect against cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems.

Blue Light Filter (BLF)

BLF lenses are characterized by having filters in the lenses that block or absorb blue light.

Photochromic lenses
The advantages of having blue light filter lenses in your eyeglasses are:

  • Blue light filters decrease the amount of blue light passing through the lens.
  • Helping to protect the Macula and Retina from HEV (High Energy Visible) light which can guard against macular degeneration and retinal issues.
  • Filtering blue light out can help you sleep better because excessive blue light can reduce the production of Melatonin disrupting sleep patterns.
  • Reducing digital eye strain, so your eyes won’t feel so tired by the end of the day.

Photochromic Eyeglass Lenses

Photochromic are nearly clear when indoors and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight.

The advantages of these eyeglass lenses are:

  • Darkening molecules are activated by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and can dramatically reduce the brightness outdoors.
  • Block UVA, UVB and most Blue Light from entering the eyes, adding protection from these harmful rays.
  • Lighten and darken automatically adding to their convenience as an all purpose eyeglass lens.
  • Photochromic lenses are available in nearly all lens materials and designs, including high-index and polycarbonate lenses, bifocals and progressive lenses.

So now you see the advantages of the 4 most popular types of eyeglass lens coatings. If you want to see them ‘in action’ in actual eyeglass frames, just drop on by our Fort Lauderdale eye care center at 6201 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 or call our office at 954-491-7141. We accept most insurance types.


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