All About Anti-reflective Glasses

All About Anti-reflective Glasses

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What To Know About About Anti-reflective Lenses For Glasses
March 26, 2024

As someone who doesn’t wear prescription lenses, I never really thought about how to protect my eyes. Besides a pair of sunnies when the weather calls for it, I thought eyewear protection was something that didn’t affect me.

But after starting to work in the industry, I’ve come to learn so much more about proper eye care. And perhaps unsurprisingly – it’s not just sunglasses and prescription eyewear, protecting your eyes is something we need to do every day.

That’s why while we offer prescription lenses, we also offer solutions to those who don’t need prescription lenses but still want to protect their eyes. We already talked about the choice of ordering non-prescription anti-blue light lenses, now we’re introducing all the benefits of our other option, anti-reflective glasses.

Read on to discover what benefits you can expect from adding anti-reflective lenses to your eyeglass frames.

First, what even is anti-reflective coating on glasses?

Let’s get down to the science of it: anti-reflective coating, which can also be called AR coating, is made up of metallic oxides vacuum coated on the lens.

So what does that mean? Well, this coating allows more than 99% of light to pass through without irritating reflections. Hence the name, anti-reflective lenses.

This makes your vision a whole lot clearer – no reflection will bother you on the front or back of your lenses!

Are anti-reflective lenses worth it?

Yes, they are! It’s a small price to pay for increased eye comfort, enhanced clarity and reduced light reflection.

After all, our vision is something that naturally deteriorates with time, so you will be grateful that you decided to invest in it sooner rather than later.

Are anti-reflective lenses good for nighttime driving?

Anti-reflective coating on lenses are good for nighttime driving
Anti-reflective lenses are good for nighttime driving

Anti-reflective coating on lenses is good for the day or night, but it can be especially vital for those who do a lot of nighttime driving.

It’s simple – thanks to their ability to reduce external and internal reflection from oncoming traffic, headlights and other light sources, wearing anti-reflective lenses while driving makes the journey smoother and less stressful on the eyes.

Are anti-reflective lenses necessary?

You don’t necessarily need an anti-reflective coating on your lenses to see, but it can be extremely helpful for improving vision and reducing eyestrain.

Not only that, but the anti-reflective coating can also be aesthetically pleasing. The coating helps prevent dirt and oil from sticking to your lenses as well as reducing scratching or smudging.

Are anti-reflective lenses the same as anti-glare?

While some may use the two terms interchangeably, they aren’t quite the same thing.

Anti-reflective lenses are sometimes considered better because they diffuse reflection from both external and internal light sources, while anti-glare lenses only reduce reflection from external sources.

Anti-reflective lenses vs blue light, what’s better?

While anti-reflective lenses help you see clearer, they do not protect your eyes like blue light-blocking glasses. If you’re looking for better visual clarity and blue light from screens isn’t a worry for you, choosing an anti-reflective coating for your lenses could be the better option.

How do I order anti-reflective lenses on

How to order anti-reflective lenses online at
It’s simple to order anti-reflective lenses with your eyeglass frame orders on

You can order anti-reflective lenses with any eyeglass frame on our site by clicking on the ‘CUSTOMIZE LENSES’ button under ‘ADD TO BAG.’

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