Anti-reflective coating, also called "AR coating" or "anti-glare coating" improves vision, reduces eye strain, and makes your lenses look more attractive.
AR coatings have the ability to virtually eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses. With reflections gone, more light passes through your lenses to optimize your vision with fewer distractions (especially at night), and the lenses look nearly invisible — which enhances your appearance by drawing more attention to your eyes and helping people to see your eyes, not your glasses.
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. (Generally, AR coating is applied only to the back surface of sunglass lenses because there are no cosmetic or visual benefits to eliminating reflections from the front surface of dark-tinted lenses.)
We are proud to offer several anti-reflective coating options to meet your needs, including Crizal brands, Hoya EX3, and Zeiss Purecoat.
In addition, we now offer the newest Anti-reflective technology that provides a blue-violet blocking solution. This coating is specially developed for patients who spend most of their time on computers and/or mobile devices and therefore are exposed to harmful blue light. Blue light has been shown to cause damage to the retina, speed up the development of cataracts, and long term exposure can lead to other diseases including Age-Related Macular Degeneration. In addition, studies have shown that blue light suppresses your body's production of Melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep and wake cycles. Whether you need prescription glasses or not, a pair of glasses with this coating is extremely helpful in reducing these effects.
We are proud to offer several blue-light coating options, including Crizal Prevencia, Hoya Recharge, Zeiss PureVision, and Sharper Image Tech Shield. Contact our office for more information and to see which options are best for your lifestyle.