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Choosing your Lenses - Part 2



Hydrophobic, Scratch resistant, Anti-glare/ Anti-reflective, and UV coating are some options that might be given to you by your eye doctor or optician to add onto your lenses!


Choosing one coating or choosing multiple?


Adding protective coating over your lenses can benefit your lifestyle on a day to day basis, as well as ultimately help you to see your best.


Below, we will go over different types of coating options available for YOUR lenses!



Hydrophobic:

Hydrophobic coating is a soap-based coating. It works by repelling and dispersing the fog moisture as it hits the lens. This coating weakens the surface bonding among the water drop and surface of the lens; this repels the water drops from going on the lens surface.

How does it work?

Did you know that Hydrophobic actually means ‘water resisting’? Since this coating is soap-based, once the moisture spreads across the lens, it eliminates the fog. Hydrophobic coating requires less cleaning as it repels stains and grease from our fingers, and is anti-static! Ensure that dust and dirt particles will be gone from your brand new lenses!

Who is it for? Everyone can benefit from Hydrophobic coating! Infact, most glasses are made with this coating on it. If you live in an area with frequent rain, find yourself constantly going indoors and outdoors, are athletic, or sweat frequently this coating can be very helpful.

Scratch Resistant:

Yes please! No matter what your lenses are made of, scratches and blemishes are bound to happen. Though scratches won't impact your vision, they can be distracting and degrade the quality of your lenses (Clear lenses = Happy Vision). Having this coating on your lenses will help against scratches that are liable through everyday usage.

How does it work? Today, most lenses have a built in scratch-resistant coating however nothing is ‘scratch proof’. This coat is an extremely durable film that is placed on the surface of the lens.

Who is it for?

If you're a glasses wearer, then look no further! Kids’ lenses especially benefit from a scratch-resistant coating to ensure greater durability.



Anti Glare/ Anti Reflective:

This special coating eliminates the glares and reflections from both front and back surfaces. Anti-glare/ Anti-reflective coating makes your lenses invisible so people can focus on your eyes and not the distracting reflections from your glasses!



How does it work?

The Anti-glare/ Anti-reflective coating is applied as a microscopically thin layer that you don't notice at all! The coating is similar to the coatings found on microscopes/camera lenses, and include several layers of mineral oxides on both sides so that reflected light can be effectively blocked.

Who is it for?

YOU! If you're a person that enjoys visual comfort, having your night vision enhanced, and do not like glare, then you will love this coating. It especially makes reading and screen viewing much more enjoyable.

UV Protection:

This coating effectively blocks off 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Don't worry, you won't see the coating at all since it is applied as an invisible dye! Overexposure to UV light is thought to be a cause of cataracts, retinal damage, and other eye problems.


How does it work?

This UV coating can be applied quickly to most lenses to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays.


Who is it for?

Everyone! It is especially important for people who spend a lot of time outside to have UV protection on their glasses. Think of this coating as sunscreen for your eyes…


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