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Enhancing Vision and Eye Comfort: The Benefits of Anti-Reflective Coating for Eyeglasses

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

By Jon J. Trutt

Published: 6/14/2023

AccuLab's Anti-Reflective Coating Room

Eyeglasses have long been a trusted solution for correcting vision impairments. However, to fully optimize the benefits of eyewear, advancements in lens technology have led to the development of anti-reflective coating. This remarkable innovation offers several advantages, including improved vision, extended lens life, enhanced eye protection, and an appealing visual appearance. In this post, we will explore these benefits in detail and shed light on why investing in anti-reflective coating is a smart choice for your eyeglasses.


Improved Vision:

Anti-reflective (AR) coating plays a crucial role in enhancing vision by minimizing glare and reflections on the lens surface. This coating consists of multiple microscopic layers that help reduce the amount of light that bounces off the lens, resulting in a significant reduction in glare from artificial lighting, computer screens, and oncoming headlights while driving at night. By reducing unwanted reflections, AR coating allows more light to pass through the lens, leading to improved visual acuity and contrast sensitivity.


Extended Lens Life:

Wearing eyeglasses without AR coating exposes the lenses to a variety of external factors that can affect their longevity. Dust, dirt, fingerprints, and scratches not only hinder vision but also degrade the quality and durability of the lens. Anti-reflective coating acts as a protective barrier, shielding the lens from these potential hazards. It adds a hard, resistant layer that helps repel dust and dirt, making cleaning easier and minimizing the risk of scratches. By prolonging the life of your eyeglass lenses, AR coating helps preserve your investment in vision correction.


Enhanced Eye Protection:

Our eyes are exposed to various harmful elements in our daily lives, including ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and blue light emitted by digital screens. Anti-reflective coating can be combined with UV protection and blue light filters, providing an additional layer of defense against these potentially harmful rays. UV-blocking AR coating guards the eyes against the long-term effects of UV radiation, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Similarly, blue light filtering AR coating reduces eye strain and fatigue caused by prolonged exposure to digital devices, promoting better eye health.


Visual Appearance:

Apart from the functional advantages, AR coating also significantly enhances the visual appearance of eyeglasses. Without AR coating, lenses can reflect light, causing distracting reflections and making the eyes less visible behind the glasses. This phenomenon can be especially bothersome in photographs or when engaging in face-to-face conversations. AR coating minimizes lens reflections, allowing others to see your eyes clearly, making your eyeglasses appear more natural and aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, the absence of reflections on the lenses draws attention to your face rather than the eyewear, creating a more polished and professional look.


Anti-reflective coating offers a multitude of benefits that greatly improve the overall eyewear experience. By reducing glare, improving visual clarity, extending lens life, providing eye protection, and enhancing visual appearance, AR coating proves to be an invaluable addition to your eyeglasses. Whether you require vision correction or simply want to optimize eye comfort and protection, investing in anti-reflective coating is a wise decision that will positively impact your daily life. Consult AccuLab Customer Service to explore the various AR coating options we have available and take a step towards sharper, more comfortable vision for your patients.


AccuLab's "Atlantis Series" Anti-Reflective Coatings include:


· Poseidon Classic, Plus, & Ultra (Green hue AR)


· Neptune Classic, Plus, & Ultra (Blue hue AR)


· Trident (Blue Light Blocking AR)


Call 800-688-3904 or visit www.acculab.net/ar-coatings to learn more!

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