You may already know that anti-reflective (AR) coatings make your glasses easier to clean by preventing oil, water, and dirt from sticking to the lenses. But what you might not know is that they also play a big role in how you see, how you look, and how your eyes feel at the end of the day.
Here are five little known, but important benefits to consider if you’re thinking about enhancing your lenses with a high-quality AR coating:
1. Increase Your Visual Clarity
AR coatings enhance the way you see the world by allowing more light to pass through the lens while eliminating glare, so you have clear vision on the job, in the classroom, around the house, and behind the wheel.
2. Enhance Your Appearance
By removing harsh reflections from your lenses, AR coatings allow others to see you – not that annoying glare. Whether you’re posing for a picture or video chatting with a friend, you can feel confident that your eyes take center stage.
3. Extend the Life of Your Lenses
AR coatings protect your glasses against scratches and smudges, resulting in lenses that last longer. This also means you’ll be replacing your lenses less frequently, which can help save you money.
4. Reduce Your Blue Light Exposure
Specialty AR coatings like TechShield™ Blue, combat digital eye strain by reducing your exposure to blue light from digital devices and lighting. If you’re unfamiliar with digital eye strain, it’s that tired, irritated feeling you get in your eyes after looking at a digital screen for a few hours.
5. Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays
AR coatings can also help protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. UV protection can be added to the backside of the lenses to defend your eyes against UV rays reflected off surfaces like sidewalks and windows.
Ask your VSP network eye doctor about enhancing your lenses with an AR coating.
This is a guest blog post by VSP employee, Paul Janes.