Earlier this month we posted a short article about how to pick the right type of lenses for you. The next step in the eyeglass buying process is deciding which type of lens coatings will be right for you. Many of these coatings can be used in conjunction with each other to create your perfect pair of glasses.

It is important to remember that not all coatings are created equally. Anti-reflective coatings of the past were susceptible to crazing on the surface after awhile which would cause the coating to peel off the lenses. Similarly, scratch-resistant coatings which are applied in the optician’s office, rather than at the lab during production, can be prone to cracking and peeling. Here atA1A Optics we only use the highest quality coatings available to ensure you never have to deal with any kind of peeling or degradation in the coatings on your lenses.

In the coming weeks we will be discussing the different types of coatings available for your lenses. In this post we discuss the benefits of anti-reflective coatings. In following posts,we will discuss scratch-resistant coatings, photochromatic coatings, and various others


Anti-Reflective Coating, or AR Coating, is a microscopic coating that eliminates reflections on the lens. This coating is applied to the front and back of the lens. Coating both sides of the lens do two things. First, glare is eliminated on the back of the lens which helps to eliminate visual distortion. This helps improve night driving and makes reading and computer work more comfortable. Second, glare is eliminated on the front of the lens which makes it easier for other people to focus on your eyes during conversation. PreVencia anti-reflective coating has the added benefit of blocking the harmful effects of Bluelight.

Anti-Reflective coating is recommended for all types of eyeglass lenses, including sunglass lenses. When applied to sunglasses AR Coating helps to eliminate glare on the inside of the glasses when facing away from the sun.