After you’ve picked out your eyeglass frames and lenses, your optometrist may ask if you would like to have coatings on your lenses. Lens coatings are treatments done on lenses that help enhance their performance, durability and even appearance.
To help you decide which one best suits your needs, here are some of the most common types of lens coatings:
Ultraviolet (UV) Protective Coating
Being exposed to too much ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun is harmful not only to your skin, but also to your eyes. This is why adding UV-protective coating on your eyeglasses is a good decision. An invisible dye that’s engineered to block UV rays, keeping your eyes safe all the time.
Scratches on your lenses are distracting and can affect your ability to see clearly. To avoid having to deal with this problem, your myopia control specialist recommends adding scratch-resistant coating to your lenses. Both the front and the back of your lenses will be treated so that even if you drop your eyeglasses or use shirt ends to wipe your eyewear (but hopefully not), you can be assured that your eyeglasses will remain clear and unbruised.
How many times have you had to deal with eyeglasses fogging up when you’re coming in from the cold? It can be frustrating and, not to mention, dangerous. So to keep you out of harm’s way, you may want to consider upgrading your eyeglasses lenses with an anti-fogging treatment. It reduces condensation so your vision will remain clear even if you’re going inside a warm room or when you’re hot and perspiring.
Another lens treatment you’ll definitely find useful is the anti-reflective coating. This thin, multilayer lens treatment eliminates light reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses. Your eye doctor recommends this for those who often drive at night or are sensitive to glare or bright lights.
For more information on eyeglass lens coatings, look for a myopia control specialist in your area today.