What’s the difference between all these anti-reflective coatings?

What’s the difference between all these anti-reflective coatings?



When you are ready to purchase a new pair of glasses, there are so many decisions to make.  Everything can be quite overwhelming…  You have a choice of frame, lens material and lens design, as well as different add-ons to consider such as anti-reflective coatings, transitions, tints, anti-fog coatings, etc…  The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you’ll be to make your purchase.

Anti-reflective coatings eliminate reflections that bounce off the front and back surface of the lens.  This helps improve both the esthetics and vision through the lens. Why are there so many different types of anti-reflective coatings?  Not all coatings are created equal.

There are 5 main categories you can inquire about when looking for a good anti-reflective coating:

1.  Glare reduction

2.  Scratch resistance

3.  Ability to repel dust

4.  Ability to repel water

5.  Ability to resist smudges

I commonly recommend anti-reflective coatings because of the many advantages to patients.  It improves vision, glare, eye fatigue, esthetics of a lens, and eliminate glare from sunlight.  Make sure you know the pros and cons of all the different coatings offered before you choose the best one for your needs.

Dr. Jessica Chang, OD


Vancouver Kerrisdale Optometrist

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