Choosing the Right Lens Coatings for Your Glasses

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When you get a pair of eyeglasses, you’ll find that there are plenty of options for lens coatings. Each coating imparts specific properties to the glasses that can help you in your daily life. Does this mean that you should just get them all? No, not usually. Instead, you should choose the ones that fit your unique needs. Here are a few common scenarios and the coating or lens type that will help them:

You Spend a Lot of Time on the Computer

Heavy users of computers and cell phones are exposed to a lot of blue light. This wavelength is high-energy and hard on the eyes. The anti-blue light coating is the one for you.

You Spend Plenty of Time in the Sun

Sunglasses are the obvious answer to your eye protection needs. Get a tinted coating to turn down the visible brightness. Make sure the glasses also have the UV-protective coating to block these invisible, but damaging, wavelengths.

You Tend to Scratch Your Glasses

If you typically end up with a lot of fine scratches on your glasses, get the anti-scratch coating. It resists minor scratching and can prolong the life of your lenses.

You Need Multiple Prescriptions

Eliminate the hassle of switching between reading, computer, and distance prescriptions by choosing progressive lenses. These have strengths that “progressively” transition from one to another along the surface of the lenses.

You Go Between Indoors and Outdoors Often

Frequent switching from inside to outdoors and back can be a hassle if you have to change from regular glasses to sunglasses each time. Eliminate this annoyance by getting Transitions lenses. These lenses have a coating that changes from clear to tinted and back depending on the light.

Contact our Williamsburg Optometrist Today

These are just some of the most popular lens options available at Eye Center of Virginia. To get some eyeglasses, and the coatings of your choice, just come into our office in Williamsburg. If you need a prescription, make an appointment with our optometrist or ophthalmologist first. Then, you’ll be all set.