We understand choosing your lens coatings can be a difficult choice as we have several brands to choose from, Nikon, Essilor, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Maui Jim and our own standard package. Although you may think to add a coating is unnecessary, this blog will explain to you why each coating is an important extra protective element added to your lens. Coatings guarantee extra quality, longevity and care to your new luxury eyewear. We want your glasses to suit your lifestyle and have the ultimate protection - two factors adding a coating will cover. Read what our coatings offer, and then follow our step by step check out to choose which brand of coatings you would like to add.
1. Scratch Resistance
Scratch-resistant coatings are the most basic but one of the most important lens coatings. These often will come as standard due to the fact uncoated lenses can be easily damaged. Scratch-resistant coated lenses will prevent both light abrasion and deep scratching from occurring on your lenses. Damage can easily be caused otherwise, such as during improper cleaning, leaving the glasses lens down, dropping the glasses or putting them in a bag with other items. The surface hardness is derived from the polymerisation of polysiloxane compounds. Scratch-resistant coatings are guaranteed for two years, so there’s no reason not to get them. If an uncoated lens is damaged, it may cost you a reasonable amount of money to replace. Prevention is better than cure.
2. Anti-Reflection / Anti-Glare
Anti-reflective coatings are another option that is recommended to everyone. The primary purpose of an anti-glare coating is to make glasses appear more attractive. Uncoated lenses will reflect light visibly, so your eyes may be hidden or obscured to anyone looking at you, or in photographs. Anti-glare lenses decrease this reflection. The more practical use is the fact they noticeably produce less glare when driving at night or using a computer monitor, so this coating is especially recommended to office workers. Both of these activities can leave eyes feeling tired, so an anti-glare coating will eliminate this.
3. Smudge Resistance
A smudge-resistant coating will do just as it says. Marks such as fingerprints will not show up on the lens, allowing you to have a clear vision throughout the day. The science behind the technology is that the anti-smudge layer was developed by using perfluorinated polymers which are applied directly after the final antireflection layer using a vacuum deposition process. This may sound complicated, but what it means is unmatched clarity of vision when it comes to your glasses.
4. Water Repellence
A water repellent coating stops water droplets from sticking to the lenses. The hydrophobic performance of the lens is achieved by having a very slight angle (the smaller the more effective – around 6 degrees) which effectively lets the water slide down and off. This option is perfect for those that wear their glasses at all times, as rain can often be a nuisance that obscures your vision. Those who don’t wear glasses don’t have to suffer the annoyance of water droplets in their line of vision, so why should you?
5. Dust Repellence
Dust repellence is a fantastic coating which repels dust and dirt and stops any particles sticking to your lenses. This makes your glasses easier to clean as well as better to look through without any annoying dust particles in your line of vision or out of the corner of your eye. This is achieved with an anti-static layer which is virtually impossible for dust to stick to. This is a fantastic option for anyone who wears glasses for any reason, as dust is always in the air around you and can stick to your lenses.
6. Blue Computer Coating
Modern life includes the everyday use of screens from work to private life. We always looking at screens all day long, from watching TV, scrolling on your smartphone or working in the office Monday to Friday. The rise in digital technology is not good for our eye health, however, our Blue Light reflective glasses will help protect your eyes. We highly recommend this lens, especially if you use digital screens for a long period of time, daily. Our computer coating is designed to enhance contract on digital screens, reduce visual stress and reduce levels of high energy blue light.
We have many brands you can choose from, Nikon, Essilor, Oakley, Maui Jim, Ray-Ban and our own standard lens packages.
We recommend adding a coating to your glasses to help protect the lenses. Although coatings are an extra cost, they are a good value for money as they add quality and longevity to your new luxury eyewear.
At the checkout process, you can choose your own package or our recommended packages. If you decide to choose your own standard package you will have all these coatings available to you at an affordable price.
Choose the most suitable package tailored to your lifestyle:
- We have our anti-scratch and anti-glare combined available for just £10 extra.
- Our premium coating for just £20 includes; scratch-resistant, anti-reflection, and anti-glare as well as smudge-resistant.
- Our Elite package is available at £50 which includes several coatings in this package. This coating includes; scratch resistance, anti-reflection, anti-glare, smudge resistance, water repellent and dust repellent. We recommend this package if you use your glasses for outdoor, indoor use all day, as it offers the ultimate protection.
- Our Blue Light Computer Coating offers extra protection from digital screens as well as a range of coatings in one, scratch resistance, anti-reflection/anti-glare, smudge resistance, water repellent and dust repellent. This coating will be most suited to the modern-day worker. Functional for everyday use from home and work, again £50.
We hope this blog has helped you choose your coatings, you can now shop your new frames here!