Options in Eyecare: The Different Types of Eyeglass Lenses and Coatings
When your vision relies on eyeglasses, selecting the best lenses can mean all the difference between simply being able to see and being comfortable while being able to see better than ever.
When it’s determined that you need glasses, a new prescription, or to transition from contact lenses to eyeglasses, it’s important that you choose the lenses and coatings that meet your exact vision needs.
With so many lens and coating options, selecting a pair of eyeglasses that you’ll be happy with can prove to be a complicated task. What’s the difference between each lens? What does each coating offer? Why is choosing the right eyeglass lenses so important?
To help you navigate each option, find helpful information and descriptions below:
Why Selecting Eyeglass Lenses that Fit Your Vision Needs is Important
You vision is a key component to your quality of life. Your eyeglasses – and more specifically, the lenses you choose – will determine:
- How comfortable your eyes are
- How well you can see
- Your overall safety
When selecting the eyeglasses that will give you what you want in style and appearance, be sure to also consider the type of eyeglass lenses and coatings that will suit you and your lifestyle the best.
Types of Eyeglass Lenses
Types of Eyeglass Coatings
Anti-reflective delivers a wealth of benefits in one coating, such as:
- Eyestrain reduction from reflections, glare, and “light halos” that appear around illuminated objects at night
- Scratch and smudge proof
- Dust and water repellent
- UV protection (in some anti-reflective coatings)
An anti-reflective coating can provide the best overall lens and eye protection.
Scratch Resistant Coating
While no lens is ever 100% scratch resistant, a scratch-resistant coating can play a significant role in preventing scratches from damaging your lenses. A scratch-resistant coating can help lenses withstand the wear and tear of everyday use and provide more value and longevity to lenses.
Types of Sunglass Lenses
Double Gradient Lenses
Sunglass lenses also come in polarized lenses, photochromic lenses, and with an anti-reflective coating.
Feel Confident in Your Decision. Get Expert Advice on the Lenses That are Best for You.
With so many options, how do you know which is the best choice for you and your unique vision needs?
To ensure you’re selecting the right lenses and coatings, come see the eye experts at iCare Vision. Through a comprehensive eye health exam, we will be able to thoroughly assess your vision and recommend the best lenses and products for you.
Schedule your eye health exam using the form at the top of the page. Or contact us today to get your questions answered.