You’ve had your eye exam and it’s time to pick out your new glasses. Its sounds easy enough, but often times trying to choose from a myriad of designer frames and styles can be difficult. Once you’ve picked out your frames, there are still more decisions to make. Your eye care specialist will likely ask if you want to add an anti-reflective coating to your lenses.
Sometimes called, AR or anti-glare, anti-reflective coating is a special coating that can be applied to the lenses of prescription glasses, non-prescription glasses and sunglasses. While your first inclination may be to forgo AR lenses, there are a number of benefits to having it applied, particularly for those who live in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, or Wellington and spend a lot of time outdoors.
Anti-reflective coating helps block the sun’s reflection, which makes it easier to see when you are enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. In addition, anti-reflective coating can also be helpful at night because it can reduce the glare from oncoming headlights while driving.
Optometrists especially recommend anti-reflective coating on the glasses of those who spend 8, or more, hours a day at the computer. While you might not realize it, working on a computer without an anti-glare coating can mean greater strain for your eyes. Studies have shown that individuals who suffer from cataracts benefit from having AR added to their lenses.
Next time you visit us at Planet Vision, be sure to ask our eye doctor whether you should consider adding anti-reflective coating to your new glasses lenses. Planet Vision’s opticians are able to add an AR coating on any pair of glasses sold. Now, all you have to do is pick out the pair that you like best!