Lens Solutions and Coatings
Whether you wear single vision, bifocal or progressive lenses, coatings on the lenses will enhance the performance, the durability and the appearance of your eyeglasses. The coatings listed below are optional, so make sure your optometrist knows your preference for these features.
The doctors and the vision care professionals at Total Vision Centers, located near you in Springboro, want to educate their patients, current and new, on the choices of lens coatings.
This coating is a thin, multi-layer finish that eliminates reflections from the front and back surfaces of the lenses. With this, the lenses become nearly invisible so others can focus on your eyes without being distracted by the reflections in your glasses.
Anti-reflective coatings also eliminate glare by light reflecting from your glasses. This covering is recommended for night driving and for comfort in reading and looking at a computer screen.
No lenses are scratch-proof regardless of the finish. However, lenses treated with a scratch-resistant coating are harder and become more resistant to scratches when dropped or cleaned with a paper towel. It is recommended to ask your optometrist whether the scratch-resistant coating will improve the warranty on the glasses.
Always be wary of products claiming to repair scratches. Some scratches can be filled, but cannot be repaired or made to disappear.
If you live in a cold climate and enter into a heated building, or if you leave an air-conditioned building and enter into a humid climate, then you have experienced fogged glasses. This coating will remove the moisture condensation that causes fog.
This beneficial lens treatment acts like sunblock to the skin. With this coating, the eyes are protected from the sun’s ultra-violet rays. It has been studied that over-exposure of the eyes to ultra-violet rays may lead to cataracts, damage to the retina and other eye conditions.
All eyeglass lenses made from a polycarbonate, and most high-index plastics, have 100% protection from ultra-violet rays so this treatment is not necessary for these lenses.
If you would like a consultation regarding the choices of lens coatings, then please contact Total Vision Centers, located in Springboro. The doctors and the eye care professionals are trusted and highly recommended in the specialties of eyeglass prescriptions.