ANTI-REFLECTIVE LENSESExperience our full service, in-house, anti-reflective lenses
Robertson Optical Laboratories recommends AR coating on all lenses.
Two of the labs, in Columbia and Atlanta, now have full service in-house AR coating, allowing them to produce high quality AR. Eye care professionals are invited and encouraged to visit any of Robertson Optical’s full-service, in-house AR laboratories…
What is Anti-Reflective Coating?
AR coatings are similar to the coatings found on microscopes and camera lenses. They consist of several layers of metal oxides applied to the front and back lens surfaces. Because of the layering effect, AR coatings sometimes have a hint of green or purple color, depending on the individual manufacturer’s formula.
What are the benefits of Anti-Reflective Coating?
The most important benefits of anti-reflective (AR) coating may be the unseen advantage–relief from fatigue and eyestrain caused by glare. AR does have a big cosmetic advantage, but removing the distracting reflections and ghost images that contribute to eyestrain clearly is a bigger benefit. Being more comfortable in anything we do is a benefit, especially when wearing glasses. People always remark how uncomfortable glasses are. Now you can offer a real solution to that problem: AR coating!!
Does it help with night driving?
Nighttime driving is also enhanced with AR coatings by eliminating the reflections from street lights, headlights from on-coming vehicles, and taillights. By applying an AR coating more light can pass through the lens providing greater image contrast and clearer vision.
Ideal candidates are:
- High index wearers.
(AR helps reduce the concentric rings these strong prescriptions produce.)
- Low vision patients.
(The increase of light transmission from AR coatings can benefit low vision patients.)
- Light-sensitive patients.
- Sunglass wearers.
- First time wearers of glasses.
- VDT users can benefit from AR’s ability to reduce glare.