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Up Your Glasses Game With One of These Five Special Lens Coatings 

Up Your Glasses Game With One of These Five Special Lens Coatings 

Like one billion other people around the globe, you rely on your glasses to see the world around you, and they perform admirably in this role. Did you know that those same lenses can go beyond snapping everything into focus if you opt for a speciality coating or lens?

As optometrists, Dr. Curtis Frank and the team here at Vision and Ortho-K Center offer a wide range of frames and vision-correcting lenses. While our primary focus is helping you see better, we can also adjust your lenses to fill other roles that can benefit your eye health and protect your glasses investment.

Here’s a look at five different lens coatings that we offer, which can turn your glasses into something bigger and better.

1. Anti-glare coating

Also called anti-reflective coating, anti-glare lenses are one of our most popular lens options. Whether your eyes are affected by sunshine, street lights at night, or the reflection from your screen, you know that glare can strain your eyes. 

If your eyes are sensitive to reflection and glare, opting for an anti-reflective or an anti-glare coating can make sense.

2. Blue light lenses

The average person in the United States spends slightly more than 7 hours looking at a screen each day. This screen use can lead to digital eye strain. Plus, the added blue light that’s emitted by your screens can affect your eyes, not to mention your sleep patterns, as blue light suppresses melatonin.

Many of our clients opt for specialty blue light lenses to turn the volume down on the amount of blue light that your eyes are exposed to each day.

3. Anti-scratch lenses

You got your glasses to see better, and few things can get in the way of that more than scratched lenses. If you want to protect your eyeglass investment, it's a good idea to add a scratch-resistant coating to the lenses. This coating is applied to the fronts and backs of the lenses, allowing them to stand up to the everyday abuse that most glasses encounter.

4. Anti-fog lenses

The weather here in Massachusetts can be humid, and we’re often transitioning between temperatures — from a wintery street to a well-heated home, for example. As a result, lenses can fog up fairly easily, temporarily disabling your vision.

If lenses that fog up are a problem for you, we can apply a special anti-fog coating to your glasses.

5. Sun protection

The ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun can damage our skin, so imagine what they can do to our sensitive eyes.

If you wear glasses throughout the day, we highly recommend getting a pair of prescription sunglasses, as well. We also suggest treating your regular lenses with a coating that blocks out harmful UV rays. Think of it as sunscreen for your eyes.

This type of protection is especially important for people who are developing certain eye diseases, such as cataracts, which affect more than 20.5 million American adults. Cataracts can be sped up by exposure to UV rays, so you want to do what you can to shield your eyes.

As you can see, we have lens coatings that can meet a number of important objectives. 

If you’d like some more guidance about which coatings are best for your lifestyle, eyesight, and eye health, we’re here to help. To get started, please contact us at one of our offices in Boston or Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, to schedule a consultation.


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