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Article: Upgrade Your Glasses: A Review of Anti-Reflective Coatings

Upgrade Your Glasses: A Review of Anti-Reflective Coatings

If you wear glasses, you know how troublesome reflections and glare can be.

Luckily, there's an easy solution to this problem: anti-reflective coating.

In this article, we're going to dive into the most common types of anti-reflective coatings, so you can find the best one for your needs. Whether you're looking for something with the best non-glare, best scratch resistance or best blue light filter, we've got you covered.

What is an anti-reflective coating?

First, let's start with the basics. An anti-reflective coating is designed to reduce the reflections that come off the front surface of your glasses lenses and the back surface. This can also help reduce any internal reflections that could occur within the lens itself. Ultimately, this helps improve the optical quality of the images and light passing through the lens.

Why is anti-reflective coating important?

Anti-reflective coatings are so important that they are often used in high-end camera lenses and even on the camera lenses on the back of your cell phone. Having this treatment on your glasses should help sharpen your vision without seeing so much distracting glare. This can help you see better at nighttime, reduce eye strain to some degree, and significantly improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses.

When it comes to face-to-face communication like business meetings or job interviews, having good eye contact is critical, and anti-reflective coating can help ensure you're not distracted by distracting glitter on your glasses.

Types of anti-reflective coatings

There are three types of anti-reflective coatings: budget, high-end and specialty. We only use higher end coatings at Mama Eyewear.

Budget Anti-Reflective Coatings:

These coatings are often referred to as house A/R if you're buying it from a local shop. They are typically around $50 on top of the lenses cost and there is a wide variety and variability between brands. They usually have a yellow-like shimmer coming off the front surface of the lens. While they still have some reflectivity compared to newer technology, they are better than nothing.

High-End Anti-Reflective Coatings:

These types of anti-reflective coatings are designed to provide excellent non-glare properties, scratch resistance, and superior anti-smudge properties. They usually come at a heftier price point but are free with your glasses here at Mama Eyewear, assuring superior quality and longevity to your lenses, backed up by our 2 year warranty on lenses.

Specialty Anti-Reflective Coatings:

Besides performance lenses, specialty anti-reflective coatings contain additional features like blue light filters. People who spend a lot of their time on electronic devices may enjoy the benefits of blue light filters by reducing eye strain and preventing sleep disruption.


Anti-reflective coating is a must-have for anyone who wears glasses. Not only can it improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses, but it can also help reduce eye strain and provide clearer vision. Shop Eyeglasses

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