Anti-Glare Lenses: Sharp & Clear Vision Without Reflection
WHAT ARE ANTI-GLARE LENSES?
Anti-glare glasses come with an anti-reflective (AR) coating, which is fine layer on the surface of the glasses and improves your vision, which in turn, helps reduce the amount of glare that reflects off your eye lens.
Glare is responsible for certain eye-related issues such as low visibility in poor lighting, which can be dangerous if you are driving at night. Apart from that you may also experience seeing halos around bright lights and even cause headaches if your eyes are exposed to too much glare for an extended period of time, for example, while working in front of the computer.
An anti-glare coating, sometimes also known as anti-reflective coating enables almost 100% of the light to touch your eyes, which helps cut down most of the glare. The aim of these glasses is to eliminate the excess brightness and its impact on your eyes.
How Do Anti-Reflective Lenses Work?
Glare or the bright dazzling light can be quite uncomfortable and can make it difficult to see properly. This affects most of us multiple times a day, so protecting your eyes against it is quite important. That is where anti-glare glasses come into the picture.
Anti-glare glasses are made with lenses that have an anti-reflective coating (sometimes referred to as AR coating or anti-glare coating). This is an extremely thin layer placed on the lens itself that removes any reflections you might normally see from the surface of your glasses (both on the front or the back). It also reduces glare and ‘halos’ around light sources that you may experience at night.
Most anti-glare lenses are made with a special ‘hydrophobic’ surface treatment that seals the anti-reflective layers, which in turn allows the lenses to repel water, stopping water droplets from forming and making the glasses easier to clean.
Once the reflections on your glasses have been eliminated, more light is able to pass through the lenses and improve the sharpness of your vision.
When Would You Need Anti-Glare Lenses?
As the anti-reflective coating reduces any light reflecting from your glasses, everyone can definitely benefit from getting anti-glare lenses, especially those who:
- Work consistently with computers, where prolonged work on the computer can strain their eyes
- Drive regularly, whether at night (when glare from the headlights of oncoming traffic can make it hard to see) or in the day (when bright sunlight can have the same effect)
- Work under bright sunlight
Anyone who wears glasses should look into getting anti-glare lenses as they will be able to help in all everyday situations.
Anti-glare glasses are particularly recommended for those who wear UV protection lenses or high-index lenses (thinner, lighter lenses for nearsightedness), as these glasses tend to reflect more light than regular lenses.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ANTI-GLARE GLASSES?
There are many benefits of anti-glare glasses:
- With light reflections and glare removed, vision is sharper and clearer.
- As there will be less need to squint or strain the eyes, the effects of eye strain are significantly reduced.
- With anti-glare glasses reducing the levels of discomfort you might experience when sitting at a computer every day, you’ll likely be more productive and able to work at the computer for longer periods.
- An anti-glare coating make your glasses look more attractive, especially as your eyes will be more visible without the light reflections on your glasses. Making eye contact is much more achievable when wearing anti-glare glasses, which is important in many situations, both social and professional.
- Similarly, anti-glare glasses can make taking photographs a lot easier; without reflections showing on your lenses, you’ll be able to get that perfect shot the first time.
- With anti-glare glasses, 99.5 percent of all light is able to reach the eye through the lenses, sharpening your vision and reducing distractions caused by reflections and glare.
If you wear glasses and regularly experience glare, light reflections, or halos around light sources at night, you will definitely benefit from getting a pair of anti-glare glasses. Visit your eye care professional today to see what your options are and start experiencing better, clearer vision both day and night.
BEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ANTI-GLARE LENSES
Many anti-glare glasses are water-resistant and therefore, easy to clean since they go through a hydrophobic surface treatment. However, it is essential to make sure that you avoid dropping these glasses or keeping them on rough surfaces as the clear lenses are prone to fine scratches.
Always go for the cleaning solutions recommended by your optician to ensure that you do not damage the lenses at all. Some products may impact the composition of the coating and lead to scratches and marks on the lens. If you are travelling outside, use a soft and moist cloth to clean the lenses to prevent the friction between a dry cloth and dry dust particles which can cause scratches.
WHERE CAN I BUY THE BEST ANTI-GLARE GLASSES IN INDIA?
It is necessary to find the right pair of best anti-glare glasses for yourself. You can check out our offerings to know more about our anti-glare glasses.
Such glasses have a slight tint on them when you hold them up against the light. To find the best anti-glare glasses in India, you can compare the pricing, quality, brands, warranty and polarisation of various available glasses on our website.
Anti-glare glasses are built to be sturdy and impact-resistant as well, and so, look out for these factors when choosing a pair of glasses for yourself. You can do a simple cost-benefit analysis for finding the best anti-glare glasses online or visit us with the help of our Store Locator.
Do anti-glare glasses help night driving?
Yes, anti-glare glasses are good if you have to drive at night, especially on long journeys and on roads with low visibility. Additionally, anti-glare glasses can also be helpful for night driving if your eyes are exposed to the sudden brightness of vehicle headlights.
Can anti-glare affect vision?
Anti-glare glasses do not impact your vision negatively but cut out the excess glare that can impact your vision over a long period of time. These glasses are supposed to help your eyes get accustomed to poorly lit areas so that you can see clearly without the glare affecting your vision.
How do you know if your glasses have anti-glare?
When you hold your glasses against the light and tilt them in different directions, the lens will show a light greenish or pinkish tint. This indicates that the glasses have been treated with anti-glare coating. But when you are wearing the glasses, the lens will appear clear with no tint.
Does anti-glare block blue light?
Anti-glare glasses are not meant to block blue light but are only designed to prevent the glare of light from affecting your eyes. Anti-glare glasses stop the reflection of the light which makes it easier for you to see in brightly lit areas or even low lighting areas.
Do anti-glare glasses protect digital eye strain?
Yes, anti-glare glasses can help protect the digital eye strain from computer screens, TV, mobile devices, etc. If you are sitting in front of the screen for long hours, it is advisable to use anti-glare glasses that can reduce the impact of the glare on your eyes which can affect your vision in the long run and even give you headaches.
What is the difference between anti-glare & anti-reflective glasses?
Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, the main difference is that anti-glare glasses deal with the external sources of reflection such as brightly lit spaces or sunlight, while anti-reflection considers internal and external sources that collectively reduce the light displayed and reduce the readability or visibility of an object.
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