Lens Treatments: Options, Options and More Options.
Regardless of your prescription or the type of eyeglass lenses you ultimately choose, there is a variety of lens treatments and eyeglass lens coatings available. These can enhance your experience and make a real difference in the health and quality of your vision. Scratch resistant treatments, Anti-reflective treatments. UV protection. These are all readily available and can be combined to create the ultimate eyeglass lenses. Check out our interactive guide, for more information and then share the results with your eyecare professional to make the most of the options available to you.
Lens Treatments vs. Eyeglass Lens Coatings.
A lens treatment is a special additive that either bonds with the lens, or is built into the eyeglass lenses themselves during the lens manufacturing process. A lens coating is exactly what the name implies, an ultra-thin layer of material that is added to the front and/or back surface of a lens. It’s not uncommon for both lens treatments and lens coatings to be offered individually or bundled into single lens products for convenience and maximum benefit to your eyes.
UV Protection: The UV rays in sunlight can be harmful to the eyes. Lenses that block 100% UVA and UVB help to ward off the damaging effects of UV radiation. Photochromic lenses and most quality sunglasses offer UV protection.
Scratch-Resistance: Scratches on lenses are distracting, unsightly and in certain conditions even potentially dangerous. They can also interfere with the desired performance of your lenses. Scratch-resistant treatments toughen up the lenses making them more durable.
Anti-reflective Treatments (AR): For fashion, comfort and clarity, anti-reflective treatments are the way to go. They make the lens nearly invisible, and help cut glare from headlights, computer screens and harsh lighting. AR can enhance the performance and appearance of just about any lenses!