What are Lens Coatings and Why Do I Need Them?

Regardless of your prescription or the type of lenses you choose, eyewear lens coatings provide you with tailor-made options to ensure you get the most out of your eyewear. From reducing the glare from digital devices to protecting your lenses from daily wear and tear, selecting a lens coating will extend the life of your lenses while providing comfort throughout the day. If you’re thinking about purchasing new eyeglasses, we’ve outlined four of the most popular lens coatings and treatments you should consider.

Anti-Reflective Coating
Back-glare can be distracting and harmful to the eye, especially with the increasing amount of time we spend in front of digital devices. An anti-reflective coating can help reduce eyestrain by removing ambient glare and enable you to see clearer as those same reflections won’t interrupt your vision.

Anti-Scratch Coating
Glasses naturally endure a lot of wear and tear, and scratched lenses can affect your vision and even lead to eye strain. A must for plastic lenses and an added layer of protection for glass lenses, an anti-scratch coating will help protect your lenses and make it harder for you to inadvertently damage your eyewear.

Are you fed up with constantly cleaning your glasses? Even if you’re diligent about not touching your lenses, dust can build-up throughout the day and affect your vision. Pair your glasses with our anti-static coating to repel dust, lint and sand and stop worrying about having to carry a microfibre cloth everywhere you go!

Repel Water
Say goodbye to raindrops and thumbprints blurring your vision! A water repellent coating prevents water droplets from sticking to the lenses and is ideal for those who wear their glasses all the time.

Hakim Optical is proud to offer our customers the latest proven technology with our wide selection of lens coatings. We are the lens experts and are ready to help you find the perfect glasses that fit your needs and keep your eyes as comfortable as possible!

Visit any of our locations across Canada today to speak with our professional staff and learn more about the many lens coatings we offer!