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  • Lens Coatings and Tints

  • Everything You Need to Know About Lens Coatings

    We offer a variety of tints and coatings, from a multi-layer anti-reflective coating to minimize glare, ultraviolet blockers to protect your eye health, as well as Polaroid sun lenses to offer the ultimate in comfort and vision while outdoors.

    Purchasing eyeglasses should be looked upon as an investment, so let's think and talk about your lifestyle needs carefully when picking out lenses. Do you spend much time outdoors? Are you active in sports? Do you drive a lot? Are you on the computer a lot?

    Anti-Reflective Lens Coating?

    The most popular form of coating is the Anti-Reflective Lens Coating, also known as the Anti-Glare Coating. This AR Coating is a thin coating that helps eliminate the amount of light that reflects off the surface of your lenses.

    Anti-Scratch Lens Coating?

    With this lens coating, the lenses are treated front and back with a coating that creates a harder surface on the lens, resulting in more scratch resistant lenses and all around more durable glasses. Please remember, there is no such thing as scratch-proofing your lenses. A scratch-resistant coating is a cost-effective investment in your eyeglasses. Once lenses become scratched, they should be replaced.

    Anti-UVA/UVB Lens Coating?

    It is extremely important to protect yourself from the long-term damages of UV rays from sunlight.

    UVA rays can penetrate all the way through to our retinas, which can result in long-term damage and the eventual development of conditions like cataracts (a clouding of the lens that reduces vision), macular degeneration (the deterioration of the central part of the retina that can cause a loss of central vision and lead to eventual blindness), or a thickening of the sclera (the white of the eye) which can then lump up and leave you in great discomfort.

    UVB rays penetrate less deeply, are the more intense of the two. When it comes to our eyes, the cornea is the most affected by UVB rays, and exposure to UVB rays can lead to short-term damage such as the development of a condition known as snow-blindness, an inflammation of the cornea that is essentially a sunburn in your eye.

  • Lens Color Tinting

    Why Use Color Tinting

    Different lens colors provide an array of different looks and cause your eyes to react differently to varying light making certain colors more suitable for certain activities and conditions.

    Color tinting can be for aesthetic reasons, but certain color tints can be applied to sunglasses (as well as regular eyeglasses) for aid in things such as night driving, dyslexia and even color blindness.  For example, yellow or orange color tints filter blue light and are used in sports eyewear for cycling, hunting, shooting, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, indoor basketball, handball, racquetball, tennis.

    Gradient Tinting

    Gradient tinting is a tint that is darker on the top half of the lens and then lighter on the bottom half of the lens. When looking through the top half, it’s tinted just like regular sunglasses. However, when looking through the bottom half, the glasses are crystal clear like regular glasses. This tint is a great lens coating option if you spend a lot of time reading, writing and doing close-up activities outdoors.