Anti-Reflective Coatings: What Are the Real Benefits?

Here is the difference between glasses that have an anti-reflective coating and glasses that don't.

Anti-reflective coatings are extremely beneficial for your vision and appearance in glasses!

In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what you need to know about anti-reflective coatings.

If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.

Have you ever seen your reflection in a picture frame or store window? While reflections can be used to check out your appearance, this is not a property you want your glasses to have.

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An example of anti-reflective (no glare) lenses

Anti-reflective (AR or no glare) coatings were designed to provide you with crisp, clear vision by eliminating light reflections from your glasses. Glasses with AR coatings are easier to clean and better looking as well as may provide additional ultraviolet (UV) sunlight protection.

For example, below is a pair of glasses with an AR coating. See how you can see straight through to my eyes?

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Example of anti-reflective (non glare) coatings

Now take a look at a pair of glasses without an AR coating (below). Can you see the glare and reflections coming off these lenses?

Example without anti-reflective (non-glare) coatings

Honestly, the difference between having and not having an anti-reflective coating is HUGE!

Curious where you can purchase glasses with an anti-reflective coating? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

*Our eye care team recommends AR coatings to all of our patients!