A Guide to Understanding Anti-Reflective Coating for Your Glasses
Are you curious about anti-reflective or non-glare coating for your glasses?
In this blog, we will explore what anti-reflective coating is and how it can benefit you. We'll also do some comparisons to help you see the difference.
What is Anti-Reflective Coating?
Anti-reflective or AR coating is a special type of lens enhancement that is applied to the front and back surfaces of the lens. The coating is designed to improve the transmittance of light as it passes through the lens, reducing glare, reducing reflections, and even improving the cosmetic appearance of glasses.
You can find AR coating in just about any optical surface extending from glasses to telescopes, cameras, and even binoculars. If you look closely at these surfaces, you can see a red or green, purple, or even blue reflection coming off of those surfaces. This is the anti-reflective coating that helps reduce glare and improve the clarity and image of the photograph or video you’re taking.
Why is Anti-Reflective Coating Important?
When you look at a lens, glass window, or a piece of plastic, you'll likely see some level of reflection if either you or anything is going on behind you. Because of that, not all of the light can pass through that transparent surface completely. Some of the light is lost and actually reflects and bounces away from the lens. This means that depending on the material that you're looking through, those reflections can actually decrease the clarity and contrast of the final image that you're trying to view.
The Benefits of Anti-Reflective Coating
Anti-reflective coating is so important that it can noticeably improve the visual quality of almost any type of lens. Whether it's engineering purposes like telescopes, camera lenses, or glasses, anti-reflective coating has unique benefits for each type.
Telescopes require a lot of light, and you need to have as little distortion in your image as you can get. With anti-reflective coating, most of the light passes through, and you get less scatter, resulting in a crisp, clear image.
Camera lenses, on the other hand, benefit from anti-reflective coating that helps reduce glare and increase contrast, resulting in a more vivid image.
As for glasses, anti-reflective coating can significantly minimize reflections and glare, making for a more comfortable and safer viewing experience in bright environments. It also improves the cosmetic appearance of your glasses by reducing the distracting lens reflections that can draw attention away from your eyes.
Anti-reflective coating provides an essential enhancement for the lenses in your glasses, telescopes, and cameras, among others. You'll get clearer, more vivid images with less glare and fewer distractions, even in bright or challenging lighting conditions. It might be a bit more expensive, but it's clear that the benefits are worth the investment.
Whether you’re a student, a professional, or someone in between, you deserve to see glare free, this is why all our lenses come standard with anti-glare coating and scratch resistant coating to provide significant visual improvement. Shop Eyeglasses