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Eyeglass Lens Treatments: Are You Being Tricked?

Written by: melanie


So you’re finally getting around to updating your glasses and you have a few options to consider.  Scratch-resistance, anti-reflective treatment and UV protection.  Is your eyewear provider trying to trick you into spending extra money?  Actually, no.

Night Scene - Defocused CarAnti-reflective treatment (AR):  This type of treatment can help cut glare from headlights and harsh lighting.  It can also help with the glare from your computer screen.  If any of you are staring at a computer screen for any length of time, I highly recommend adding an AR treatment to your glasses.

Scratch-resistance:  Unsightly scratches can interfere with how your lenses are supposed to function.  At the very least, it’s annoying and distracting.  On the opposite end of that spectrum, they can be dangerous.  This is not like adding a coating of Saran wrap to your lenses – this treatment actually toughens up your lenses which makes them more durable.  If you sit in the same spot every day, and you’re covered in bubble wrap from head to toe, you don’t need this.  Everyone else:  consider adding scratch-resistance.

UV Protection:  Lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays are the ones you want.  This can help protect your eyes against the damaging effects of UV radiation.  We didn’t have much of a winter, which means you’ll be seeing lots more sun this year!

Once you’ve had your eye exam, bring your prescription to us.  We do all lenses and lens treatments in-house so you know you’re getting the highest-quality possible!  And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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One Response to “Eyeglass Lens Treatments: Are You Being Tricked?”
  1. Kathleen Jenkins says:

    I have purchased a pair & invested with all the things that go into eyeglasses. I’m very happy having the best pair of eyeglasses! I would come here any day the week. I wish I had tons of money that’s how much I love her product selection & quality of staff

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