Eyeglasses Anti-Reflective Coating Glare AR Coatings

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Anti-Reflective Coating & Eyeglasses

Anti-reflective or Anti-glare coating for eyeglasses is a clear multilayer coating applied to the surface of lenses to help reduce eye fatigue and eliminate most reflections, enhancing visual acuity.

These coatings help to: 
·         Eliminate ghost images and improve reaction time of the eye when adjusting back to normal after glare from oncoming traffic, making night driving safer.
·         Enhance contrast by allowing more light to pass through spectacle lenses to the eye as clearly as possible. Patients find this especially helpful when working under fluorescent lighting while working on a computer for extended periods of time. Now with so many schools using smart boards and other projector screens, children and students of all ages also find this feature          advantageous.
·         Enhance your cosmetic appearance. External reflections mask your eyes from a complete clear view when someone is looking at you. Anti-reflective coating reduces not just the glare that you see, but also the glare that others can see on your lenses. Direct eye contact is important. Patients that work with the public, such as in sales or customer service find this feature to be an added benefit.

Many anti-reflective coatings now are also hydrophobic and oleophobic, meaning that they repel water, dirt, and oils. These attributes make caring for your lenses easier and also make the need to clean them less frequent.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about anti-reflective and anti-glare coatings for eyeglasses regarding AR coating please contact Eyewear at Willows at Doctor & Associates, 203-227-9380.