At Blink Vision, we feel the Anti-Reflective Coating, like Hoya EX3, is one of the most important things you can do to improve your vision and eye comfort while wearing glasses. Normal untreated reflective eyeglasses lenses often create distracting glare, reflections, and ghost images. If a lens is untreated, glare and reflection can cause eye strain and distraction to the individual wearing the eyeglasses, as well as be cosmetically distracting.
People looking at the wearer of the eyeglasses will often notice the reflections on the surface of the lenses, rather than seeing the wearer’s eyes. New technology can now eliminate this with an anti-reflective coating. Anti-reflective coatings increase light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent. They make it easier to see and easier for others to see you. These coatings are especially useful for those viewing computer screens and driving at night.
If you have ever felt frustrated at needing both prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider Transitions lenses. These lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photochromic molecules that are found throughout the lens or in a coating on the front of the lens. When the wearer goes outside, the lenses darken or tint. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear.
There are a variety of photochromic options available. Depending on what you choose, you can customize the lenses to your needs. Some lenses darken only in direct sunlight, while others darken in little or no direct light. Some are designed to darken while you are in the car to reduce road glare while you are driving. You can even choose the color of the tint. Ask your doctor what options are available.
Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. To eliminate this glare, we offer polarized lenses. Polarized lenses eliminate almost all glare, reducing eye strain and increasing visibility. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare. Most glare comes from horizontal surfaces, so the light is horizontally polarized.
Polarized lenses feature vertically-oriented polarizers. These polarizers block the horizontally-polarized light. The result is a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fishermen can eliminate the bright reflections from the water and actually see into the water more easily than with other sunglasses, golfers can see the green more easily, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.
If you have hard resin lenses (CR-39), you should consider getting a scratch resistant coating. Resins and plastics are more susceptible to scratches than glass. Scratches damage the cosmetic look of the lenses and compromise their performance. With a scratch resistant coating, you do not have to worry as much about minor scratches on your lenses.
Another advantage of scratch resistant coatings is that most coatings come with a two-year warranty. They are a great investment to prevent minor scratches. However, it is important to remember that scratch resistant does not mean scratch-proof. All lenses are susceptible to scratches. Careful cleaning will reduce the wear of your glasses lenses.