Eyeglasses are very important for people with poor eyesight. They allow those who can’t see clearly to be able to perceive the world and live their day-to-day lives in comfort, being able to see what they want to see. Lens coatings significantly improve the performance and qualities of your eyeglasses. But what are lens coatings? How do they help?
Ultraviolet (UV) Coating
It is common knowledge that overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is harmful, and that goes double for your eyes. UV rays are associated with the formation of eye problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. With UV coating for your lens, your eyeglasses can minimize the damaging effects of UVA and UVB by blocking them. Most eye care providers that provide eyeglass packages usually include high-index plastic lenses or sunglasses with 100% UV protection, and are one of the most common lens coatings on the market.
Scratched lenses are very common, especially among the youth and people who lead active lifestyles. These scratches are not only awful to look at; they’re also very annoying to deal with when you’re the one wearing the scratched lenses as they hinder your eyesight and are stuck there. Luckily, scratch-resistant lens coatings are one of the most common lens coatings that are usually offered along with UV lens coating for most eyeglass packages. These lenses are very useful and are generally recommended to everyone as they offer a lot of benefits, especially for athletes and active individuals doing sports vision training.
Nothing is more annoying than having your lenses fog up simply because you breathed. This is even more relevant today as most people have to wear masks when going outside in observance of COVID-19 health protocols. An anti-fog lens coating is extremely useful in preventing fog from lasting over your lenses and mitigates the formation of moisture on the surface, especially during winter.
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