Anti-reflective coating (also called AR coating or anti-glare coating) improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your eyeglasses. Both benefits are due to the ability of AR coating to eliminate reflections of light from the front and back surface of eyeglass lenses. With fewer reflections, more light passes through the lens to the eye for good vision and the lenses look more transparent and attractive.
AR coating is especially beneficial when used on high-index lenses, which reflect more light than regular plastic lenses. Generally, the higher the index of refraction of the lens material, the more light that will be reflected from the surface of the lenses.
Today’s modern anti-reflective coatings can virtually eliminate the reflection of light from eyeglass lenses, allowing 99.5 percent of available light to pass through the lenses and enter the eye for good vision.
By eliminating reflections, AR coating also makes your eyeglass lenses look nearly invisible so people can see your eyes and facial expressions more clearly. Anti-reflective glasses also are more attractive, so you can look your best in all lighting conditions.
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 (compared with wearing eyeglass lenses without AR coating).
Anti-reflective coating also is a good idea for sunglasses, because it eliminates glare from sunlight reflecting into your eyes from the back surface of tinted lenses when the sun is behind you.
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Lenses without anti-reflective technology develop visible light reflections that can be dangerous when driving on wet roads or at night. The anti-reflective technology in our anti-reflective coatings help reduce reflections to less than 1% of the light — compared with 7% to 13% for uncoated lenses.
Plastic lenses help make glasses lighter and more comfortable, but they’re much more prone to scratches than glass lenses. The high-quality, scratch-resistant technology in our anti-reflective coatings help keep lenses from getting scratched.
Dirt and dust can cling to traditional untreated lenses, blurring your vision. But the patented anti-static element helps repel contaminants like dust and debris.
Grease or droplets of water can slide off the surface of lenses treated with this super-slick coating, so the lenses are quicker and easier to clean. Anti-reflective coatings provide superior super-hydrophobic performance that keeps the lenses clean longer.