Does Anti-reflective coating really make a difference in seeing clearly?

Every day we offer clients a choice to include an AR (anti-reflective) coating onto their prescription lenses. For many, they would never consider NOT having this coating. They know what a difference in clarity it provides for their vision.

But for new wearers, or previous wearers  who say no or are just not sure if adding $119-$149 to the cost of their lenses is worth it, here are some important points to consider on your next prescription eyewear purchase.


Uncoated lenses tend to scatter some light rays away from passing through the lens. Objects are easily reflected in the front surface. It's difficult to see the wearer's eyes clearly, but more important is that you, the wearer, are fighting looking through all that reflection bouncing off the lenses, both front and back.

Seeing your optimum requires that more light passing through your lenses makes it to the back of your eyeball to your retina, then is sent up to your brain. Not less light. Your brain doesn't like fighting glare, it's stressful.

However! There are clients who say keeping the coating clean is a problem. It does need more care, it's true. Let us show you how to make cleaning easier. Some clients say, "You can see all my wrinkles!" We sometimes suggest applying a soft tint first, then apply AR, that solves many concerns.

But if proper frame choice is made initially, camouflaging life lines can be handled then. Including AR coating will only add to making your world clearer, night time glare on the road  greatly reduced and optimize your vision all around. 

In the business world, good eye contact is imperative to creating good relations. Let your clients see your eyes clearly.

Your subconcious mind sees the glare and struggles with it's unclarity.  Coatings have improved immensely, if the last time you tried AR, it smudged easily or tended not to last.

We offer a variety of coated lenses that are sure to help you see your world more clearly.