Lens Coatings

Lens Coatings

Discover The Benefits Of Lens Coatings

Lens coatings can significantly enhance the performance and durability of your glasses. They can be applied individually or in combination, depending on your specific needs and lifestyle. They not only improve the function and longevity of your glasses but also enhance your visual comfort and eye health.

There are several types of coating available, each offering a unique benefit to make your glasses more robust or improve the quality of your vision. It is possible to apply multiple coatings to a single pair of glasses, in fact, we recommend it! Find out more about our lens coatings below:

Scratch Resistant Coating

Scratch-resistant coatings are applied to the surface of glasses lenses to protect them from damage caused by abrasion, scratching, and other forms of wear. These coatings are engineered using advanced materials, such as ceramics, nanocomposites, and certain polymers, which provide a hard, durable layer to protect the lens.

Scratch-resistant coatings not only improve resistance to physical damage but can offer an element of UV and anti-reflective protection.

UV400 Protection

The UV 400 coating is designed to block all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers, which covers all UVA and UVB rays. The "400" refers to the wavelength in nanometers, with the protection ensuring that virtually all of the sun's harmful ultraviolet light is prevented from reaching the eyes.

This level of protection is crucial because UV radiation can cause short-term and long-term ocular problems, such as photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye), cataracts, and other forms of eye damage. UV400 protection is essential for aiding in the prevention of these conditions, offering a high level of safety for your eyes when used outdoors.

Anti-Reflective Coating

An Anti-Reflective (AR) coating reduces reflections, allowing more light to pass through. This helps to enhance visual clarity and reduces glare, leading to less eye strain. It also makes the lenses appear nearly invisible, improving the wearer's appearance by allowing others to see their eyes more clearly. Applied through a sophisticated process, AR coating significantly improves both the functionality and aesthetics of your glasses.

Blue Light Lenses

Blue light blocking glasses are specially designed eyewear intended to reduce exposure to blue light, which is emitted by digital screens such as computers, smartphones, and televisions, as well as by LED and fluorescent lighting.

This type of light, especially when exposed to it extensively or during the evening, has been associated with various negative effects on health, including eye strain, disrupted sleep patterns due to interference with the circadian rhythm, and potential long-term damage to the eyes.

Blue light glasses are equipped with lenses that filter out or block a significant portion of blue light, aiming to mitigate these adverse effects, enhance visual comfort during prolonged screen use, and improve sleep quality by minimising blue light exposure before bedtime.

Tinted lenses

Tinted Lenses For Your Glasses

Tinted lenses are treated with a colouration that can help to reduce glare, enhance visual clarity, and protect the eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Tinted lenses can range from lightly tinted to darker shades, depending on the intended use, such as improving comfort in bright sunlight, enhancing contrast while performing outdoor sports, or aiding with light sensitivity and visual impairments.

Tinted lenses also serve aesthetic purposes, allowing wearers to personalise their glasses to their preferences. They are available in various colours, each offering specific benefits, such as yellow tints for low-light conditions, brown or amber for enhancing depth perception, and grey for maintaining colour neutrality.

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