Guide to: Treatments and Coatings for Lenses

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Guide to: Treatments and Coatings for Lenses
By Tina Mason 12 April 2018

Lens treatments or coatings can add to the performance and appearance of your lenses.
If you are purchasing a new pair of glasses, below is an outlined list of possible lens treatments and coatings you may wish to consider.

 

UV400 Protective Coating

UV400 Protective Coating is a coating applied to the front and rear surface of the lens to eliminate residual reflections on the lens surfaces and to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

Extensive exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause disorders such as cataracts and muscular degeneration later in life.

This protective coating is particularly recommended for anyone working outdoors in bright sunlight.

 

Anti-Reflective Coating

An anti-reflective coating is applied to the front and rear surface of the lens to eliminate residual reflections on the lens surfaces.

A common issue with prescription glasses is ‘back-glare’ which is the light hitting the rear of the lens and bouncing straight into the eye.

Therefore, anti-reflective coatings improve visual quality, preventing ‘back-glare’, and improve cosmetic appearance for the wearer, as there are no reflections on the lenses.

Some anti-reflective coating also has scratch resistance properties as standard to protect your lenses against unwanted scratches.

 

Scratch-Resistant Coating

Unfortunately, no glasses are ever absolutely guaranteed to never have scratches.

However, one can have a scratch resistant coating applied to the front and rear surface of the lens to help prevent scratches. This coating will increase the life of your lenses by reducing ‘wear and tear’ and by providing you with better vision and improved cosmetic appearance.

 

Our Hydrophobic ‘Super Duper’ Coating

Our Super Duper coating is the ultimate four-in-one coating. The coating is applied to the front and rear surfaces of the lens and has anti-reflective properties which eliminate residual reflections on the lens surface that reduce clarity of vision.

Our Super Duper coating comes with enhanced scratch resistance and include UV400 protection.
This hydrophobic coating has the added advantage of preventing water, dirt and greasy smudges from sticking to your lens surface so keeping them even cleaner.