Many people only think about picking the right frame when buying new glasses, but there are actually many decisions that need to be made—including choosing the right lens coating. Adding an anti-reflective, anti-scratch, anti-static or water repellent coating can increase comfort and can help extend the life of lenses.
The most popular coating for plastic lenses, an anti-scratch application creates a hard surface that can help prevent scratching and damage. This option is strongly recommended for all children’s glasses.
As the name implies, when applied, this coating will cut down the reflection on your lenses. This works for people looking at you—so they don’t see themselves reflected on your lenses—and for the person wearing the glasses.
Even with daily cleaning, some people find that their lenses act as a magnet for small particles. To help keep dust, sand and lint from sticking to your lenses, an anti-static lens coating is available that will help keep lenses clean.
Going out in the rain or snow with glasses on can be a pain. Water droplets can affect vision and trying to wipe off lenses can create a blurry mess. A water-repellent coating can help by allowing water to run right off the lenses. An added bonus is that this coating can also help with fingerprints blurring vision.
Blue Light Reduction
We spend a lot of time in front of computer screens or looking at our mobile phones. The light emitted from digital devices can contribute to eye strain and could cause headaches. A blue light reduction coating helps filter out the light from screens and can drastically improve your comfort.
Multiple lens coatings can be applied, so you’ll be able to create the perfect glasses for your specific needs. Additionally, every Hakim Optical location has a licensed optician on site to help you navigate the options and ensure glasses fit properly.
Hakim Optical offers the latest eyewear trends in a selection of designer brands and our Hakim Designer frames. We’re always committed to providing our customers with fast and simple solutions for all their eyewear needs.