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6 Popular Lens Coatings to Help Create Truly Perfect Eyeglasses

The most important function of your eyeglasses is, of course, to correct or improve your vision. But adding one or more lens coatings can truly elevate the overall function of your glasses. In fact, some say that eyeglass lens coatings are a must-have for anyone who wears glasses. This is because they not only protect the lenses but can also enhance their performance in various ways.

There are different types of eyeglass lens coatings available, each with its unique features and benefits. The type you should choose largely depends on your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Anti-Reflective Coatings

Anti-reflective coatings, also known as AR coatings, are designed to reduce glare and reflections on the surface of the lens. They improve vision clarity by allowing more light to pass through the lenses, reducing eye strain, and making the glasses nearly invisible. AR lens coatings are ideal for people who work on computers or spend a lot of time in brightly lit environments.

Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Scratch-resistant coatings are designed to protect the lenses from scratches, making them more durable and long-lasting. They are ideal for people who lead an active lifestyle or work in industries where the glasses are likely to get scratched, such as construction or manufacturing. Additionally, this can be a great option to protect kids’ glasses.

UV Coatings

UV coatings protect the eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause eye damage and other vision problems. They are particularly useful for people who spend a lot of time outdoors, such as hikers, skiers, or beachgoers.

Blue Light Coatings

Blue light coatings, also known as blue light blocking coatings, are designed to protect the eyes from the harmful effects of blue light emitted by digital screens. They can reduce eye strain and fatigue, improve sleep quality, and prevent long-term damage to the eyes. Remote workers who spend a lot of time in front of a home computer screen might find this option useful. This can also be an important addition to a child’s glasses, as kids spend so much time using digital devices.

Polarized Coatings

Polarized lens coatings are designed to reduce glare and improve visibility in bright environments, such as on the water or snow. They are ideal for people who engage in outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, or skiing.

Anti-Fog Coatings

Having your glasses fog up when you step outside can be very frustrating, and can also be dangerous in some situations. To help prevent fog from forming on your lenses, an anti-fog coating can be applied which prevents condensation on the lenses, thereby eliminating fogging.

Find the Perfect Lens Coatings at Family Vision Development Center

Our state-of-the-art optical center allows you to customize your perfect pair of glasses. We’ll help you choose the right frames for your face shape, select a color you feel comfortable in, and add the right lens coatings to meet your needs. Schedule your appointment for a vision exam and to explore our large selection of quality frames and lenses by calling 630-862-2020.


Family Vision Development Center is a full-service vision center offering innovative vision therapy services, post-concussive vision rehabilitation, comprehensive vision exams for eyeglasses and contact lenses, management of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and cataracts, and a state-of-the-art optical center offering the latest designs in eyewear.  We are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed and we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of your questions.  We accept both scheduled and emergency appointments, and offer convenient financing and insurance options to ensure that high-quality vision care is available and affordable to all of our patients.