DON’T FORGET YOUR COAT: Eyeglass Lens Coatings

There are so many options when buying new glasses: shape, style, fit, material, colour– it’s almost endless! Often one of the last things to decide is if you want certain coatings applied to the lenses. Don’t overlook this step or you could be missing out. Whether for vision, fashion or safety, all new glasses can benefit from a wide range of special treatments. Check out the Vision Gallery’s guide to specialty eyeglass lens coatings.


Anti-reflective (AR) or anti-glare coating is perhaps the most well-known lens coating. When applied, an AR coating virtually eliminates all reflections on the surface of your lenses. This reduces glare and light distortion, which are common complaints with plastic or high-index lens wearers.


Durability is an important feature of many products and glasses are no different. For the kids, the clumsy and the cautious, scratch-resistant coatings are not an option! Extend the life of your new lenses by limiting the dings, dents and scratches that come with daily wear and tear.


Often for the fashionista, a tinted or mirrored lens is an easy way to add a splash of style to your new frames. Still, there are many tints that are practical and beneficial for tasks such as night driving or long hours in front of a computer


Photochromic lens coatings cause them to darken when exposed to bright sunlight, but then return to optimal clarity in more ambient lighting. These lenses are popular among those looking for an alternative to investing in prescription sunglasses.


Perfect for the glasses wearer who always seems to be polishing, dusting or wiping their lenses. Anti-static and hydrophobic coatings help prevent dirt build-up and water stains respectively. Repelling dirt and water is an effective way to keep your lenses as clean and clear as possible.

The above list is only a summary of the many eyeglass lens coatings that we provide here at the Vision Gallery. If you have any questions or concerns , do not hesitate to contact or visit us today! Our friendly and experienced staff is standing-by to find the perfect pair for you


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