Eyeglasses can certainly help clear up your vision, but at the same time, they can be annoying. Glare from car lights, computer screen, office lighting, and other sources can take away from the clarity and bring on eyestrain, headaches, and struggles with daily tasks. But there is a solution……
Non-glare, also called Anti-Reflective lenses have a hardened thin layer on the front and back surfaces of the lenses. These coating also protect the lenses from scratches.
Non-glare lenses can really help with night driving. The car lights and street lights will no longer be the source of glare and reflections on your lenses, making your night driver easier and safer.
In addition, coated lenses reduce the glare people experience at work. Fluroscent lights are common place in the work force and often cast reflections off of computer screens and counter tops. But they also cast reflections on your eyeglasses. Looking through these reflections all day long is tiring and a nuisance. Wearing lenses with a non-glare coating can offer greater comfort at work, especially if you’re in front of a computer for extended periods of time.
Plus you’ll look better….
There’s a cosmetic benefit to non-glare lenses. Ever look at a photograph of someone and you can’t see their eyes because of the reflections on their lenses? Non-glare lenses will eliminate reflections from the sun, indoor lighting and flash photography. This means your eyes show through and people can see you better. Your natural eye color is more prominent and the time you spent geting ‘fixed up’ isn’t wasted!
How about kids? Should they have non-glare lenses, too?
Consider non-glare lenses for your children. They have the same reflection issues in the class room, and now kids are spending more time on computers and video screens for education and entertainment so they’ll appreciate the improved vision these lenses offer.
But there’s another reason…..great scratch protection. Kids are hard on glasses. They just how they work. Many brands of non-glare lenses come with a one or two year warranty on scratches. So, depending on the manufacturer of the coating, you may be able to replace scratched lenses for free. Check with the place you buy your eyeglasses from for details.
So to wrap up….
The benefits of non-glare or antiflective lenses include:
- virtually eliminates glare and reflections
- more light travels through the lenses
- increased visual comfort when on the computer
- better comfort in the work environment or classroom.
- cosmetic benefits.
The benefits are “clear”! Ask your eye doctor about non-glare, anti-reflective lenses. For more information about non-glare lenses, visit Crizal’s website, a leader in coated lenses.