Lens Coatings and Treatments

Scratch Resistant Coating is applied to both the front and back surface of the lens, making the lens surface harder and more resistant to scratching.  It is very important to note that no plastic lens product can be made to be scratch proof.  It is imperative that plastic lenses be wet either with a lens spray or cool to luke warm water prior to being wipe with a lens cloth or soft cotton towel.

Anti-reflection coating is multi-layer reflection reducing, scratch resistant, hydrophobic coating applied to both the front and back surfaces of a clear lens to allow for greater light transmission through the lens.  A lens with anti-reflection coating allows 97% of visible light to transmit through the lens, thus practically eliminating the appearance of glare on the lens.  This gives your lens a virtually invisible appearance.  Eliminating glare not only improves the aesthetic of your glasses, it ultimately enhances your quality of vision by allowing more light to get to the eye.  More light equals better vision-especially at night.  We highly recommend anti-reflection coating be put on glasses that are to be used in lower lighting conditions, such as night driving, going to the theatre or reading by lamp light.  This coating will drastically improve your quality of vision in these conditions.

Easy-clean or super oleophobic coatings can be added to the anti-reflection coating to make for a lens that is easier to clean.  The lenses host a very slippery lens surface that water, dust and oils have difficulty adhering to.  This make cleaning your glasses almost effortless.


Blue Light Control Coatings

Blue light has a negative impact on our eyes.  It is the strongest wavelength in the visible spectrum.  In this day of technology, we are continuously bombarding our eyes with harmful blue light through the continuous use of computers, hand held devices and even simply walking through the supermarket (where fluorescent lighting is used).  Blue light can also wreak havoc with our sleep patterns.  Exposure to blue light energy just prior to bedtime can suppress melatonin and delay deep REM Sleep remarkably.  Children are at the greatest risk of developing long-term problems due to blue light exposure because the eye’s natural light filtration system is not yet fully developed.  Harmful light rays (including blue light and UV) reach the retina more easily and in larger bundles-since children have larger pupils.

Blue light control lenses and coatings are now available to help us deat with these excessive amounts of blue light that we are exposed to.  A blue light coating is an anti-reflection coating that allows the transmission of all visible light except for blue.  As a result, it reflects blue light off of it’s surface.  These are very effective for people who work in an office setting, at a computer all day and are concerned about the color aesthetic of their lenses.  This coating will offer you higher contrast and a more relaxed viewing experience.  We recommend Nikon SeeCoat Blue.

Visit:  http://nikon-lenswear.com/products/treatments/seecoat-blue to learn more.

Blue light control lenses are offered in indoor and outdoor varieties.  These have an underlying melanin filter, a UV protection and an anti-reflective coating.  The melanin filter is efficient at dealing with blue light; through means of absorption, it filters out blue light making it impossible for it to attain the retina.  These lenses are very effective for everyone, but more so for people who have difficulty with lack of contrast.  These lenses significantly increase contrast, improve acuity and color perception.  We recommend BluTech Lenses.

Visit:  http://blutechlenses.com/products to learn more.