This is the most important option you can add to any lenses (regular or sunglasses).
A/R coat cancels the surface reflections and ghost images that float around on lens surfaces as your head moves under room lights or the xenon and halogen headlights you see at night.
Not only is vision enhanced by at least a 10% increase in light transmission, but the lenses now do their job as if THEY WERE NOT EVEN THERE! And A/R coat improves sunglasses lens performance.
Reduce Eye Strain With Anti-reflective Coating
Anti-reflective coating improves vision, reduces eye strain, and makes your eyeglasses more attractive.
The AR coating basically eliminates reflections from the front and back surfaces of the lens.
Due to this technology, reflection is eliminated, light passes through the lens more optimally, and the eyeglasses user experiences increased visual acuity.
This technology makes the glasses appear invisible, so if that is your thing, then be ready, more people will see your eyes. For high-quality interactions with others, this is a huge plus.
AR coating and High Index Lenses
AR coating is hugely beneficial with high-index lenses. Generally, the higher the index of refraction of the lens material, the more light will be reflected from the lenses’ surface.
These anti-reflective coatings help reduce glare and light-halos, which helps improve night vision.
AR technology has significantly improved.
Anti-reflective coating virtually eliminates the reflection of light from eyeglass lenses.
It is believed that as much as 99% of light successfully passes through these lenses to enter the eye. Which drastically improves vision.
Can an anti-reflective coating improve my sunglasses?
AR coating applied to the backside of the lens can eliminate glare from sunlight reflecting into your eyes from the back surface of tinted lenses when the sun is behind you.
How Is Anti-Reflective Coating Applied?
Anti-reflective coating is applied via a technical process involving vacuum deposition technology. First, the lenses are carefully cleaned, inspected, and doubly cleaned. This meticulous cleaning process is imperative for effective coating.
Secondly, once the lenses are cleaned of all contaminants, they are air-dried and heated in special ovens. Then loaded into special metal racks with spring-loaded openings so the lenses are held securely but with virtually all lens surfaces exposed for the coating application.
The racks are then loaded into the coating chamber. The door of the chamber is sealed, and the air is pumped out of the chamber to create a vacuum.
While rotating in the chamber, a power source within the machine focuses a beam of electrons onto a small crucible that contains a series of metal oxides in separate compartments.
When the coating materials are bombarded by electrons, they vaporize within the coating chamber and adhere to the lenses’ surfaces — creating a uniform, microscopically thin optical layer on the lens.
Which AR coating is best for me?
It depends on your lifestyle.
Specific brands are made for particular lifestyles and activity levels.
Some AR coatings are the best for computing and electronics, where others are better suited for outdoors and nighttime.
How do I care for my Anti-Reflective Lenses?
Consult your optician. Lens cleaners with harsh chemicals may damage the anti-reflective coating.
Do You Need Eyeglasses In Tulsa?
If you’ve got questions about any lenses or want to try them out, visit us. We’ll be happy to help you find the right pair of eyeglasses in Tulsa that fit your look and personality in the best possible way.
Whether you need regular eyeglasses, just the right pair of readers, or even prescription sunglasses, Precision Optical OK can help.
We’ve been helping families, and our fellow Oklahomans find the right eyeglasses here in the Tulsa area for many years. We’d love to help you too.