Also known as anti glare, it is an extremely thin coat that goes on both the front and backside of a lens. It allows more light transmission through the lens which reduces unwanted glare. This can provide much comfort from eye fatigue and improves clarity for those who suffer from reflection in daily situations such as frequent computer monitor use and difficulty with night time driving. This coating provides a durable front and back surface scratch resistance that is anti static. It is very popular among individuals working with the public as it causes the lenses to look almost invisible allowing people to see the wearers’ eyes. Antireflective coat is highly recommended for high index lenses for these lenses reflect more light then lower density lenses.
Scratch Resistant Coating
This is a clear lens option that when added to standard plastic lenses will decrease the chances of scratches to the lens. This is also available in a double tough front and back surface lens coat.
Ultra Violet Coating
UV protection filters out the suns ultraviolet rays that are damaging to the eyes. Many types of lenses such as polycarbonate, trivex , high index and photochromatic already provide this protection within the lens material. You will also find this in polarized lenses. Using a UV protected lens or coating can decrease the cause of premature cataracts
Most lenses can be tinted to any color which can help reduce glare and block light. Tint should be used in correlation with UV and scratch coats to optimize the lenses.