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Lens Coatings For Eyeglasses

Lens Coatings For Eyeglasses

Combining a large inventory of the trendiest frames and in-house optometric services, Blink Eyewear is a favourite when it comes to helping customers and patients see better in Calgary. Here is another reason to visit one of our locations in Creekside, West Springs, and Crowfoot: our comprehensive selection of optometrist-recommended lens coatings for eyeglasses. 

Think of your lens coating as a bonus feature you add to your prescription eyeglasses that enhances their durability and performance. Whether you want to enjoy sharper or clearer vision, gain better protection against UV rays, or make your lenses scratch-resistant, there is a lens coating for you at Blink Eyewear. 

Schedule an appointment today to have one of our Calgary eye doctors walk you through all the beneficial lens coatings we have on offer. 

6 Lens Coatings at Blink Eyewear   

At Blink Eyewear, we offer a selection of lens coatings and a large catalogue of prescription eyeglasses and frames. Lens coatings you can pair your new glasses with include:

UV coating: Adding a UVA and UVB-blocking coating on your prescription eyeglasses may be all you need to prevent UV rays from damaging your eyes. By choosing a pair of glasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays from entering your eyes you can decrease UV damage related diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts.. 

All prescription eyeglasses at Blink Eyewear automatically come with UV coating. 

Anti-reflective coating: Also known as anti-glare or AR coating, this multilayer treatment eliminates reflections from both sides of your eyeglasses. This achieves two things. First, people can clearly see your eyes when they are talking to you一not their self-reflection from your lenses.

Second, AR coating reduces glare from light sources reflecting from your lenses, making your vision crispier. This is especially helpful when you are driving at night or spending long periods in front of a computer screen. 

Polarized lenses: Contrary to popular belief, polarized lenses are not the same as lenses with an anti-reflective coating. While both coatings aim to reduce glare, they have different purposes. Anti-reflective lenses eliminate glare under dim indoor lighting and at night; polarized lenses minimize glare in the sunny outdoors. Polarized lenses are the better choice, for instance, if you plan to be active on sunny days. 

Anti-scratch coating: A scratch-proof coating can be a perfect addition to your eyeglasses if you plan to wear them during intense physical activities. While the coating does not guarantee 100% imperviousness to scratches and marks, it is more resistant to regular wear and tear. 

Transition lenses: Transition or photochromic lenses allow your eyeglasses to turn into sunglasses in bright sunlight. This is made possible by a chemical reaction triggered by UV light in the lenses. Transition lenses are a great option if you want to combine the performance of sunglasses with the corrective power of prescription eyeglasses in one package. 

Mirror coating: Mirrored sunglasses have a reflective coating on the outside of the lenses, acting as a small mirror and reflecting even more light away from your eyes than regular tinted glasses or sunglasses. By reflecting sunlight away rather than absorbing it, mirror coating can improve your vision on sunny days. Mirror coating is frequently paired with anti-reflective and UV coatings and is sometimes chosen as a fashion statement. 

Your Lens Coatings In Calgary 

Lens coatings are customizations you can add to your eyeglasses to make them more specialized for certain purposes. For example, adding anti-scratch coating to an otherwise normal pair of eyeglasses will make them resistant to wear and tear, increasing their suitability for active lifestyles. Anti-reflective coating improves your eyeglasses’ performance in a dim environment, facilitating driving at night. Think about which situations and activities you engage in the most and choose a lens coating that can help with that. 

Blink Eyewear offers lens coatings for all kinds of situations and needs, ensuring your eyeglasses perform at their best when you need them the most. Call us at 403-516-2292 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about our lens coatings, browse our selection of eyeglasses and frames, or to book a comprehensive eye exam with one of our Calgary optometrists. 

FAQs

Q: Can you combine lens coatings?
A: Yes, it is possible to combine certain lens coatings. For instance, an anti-reflective coating is frequently added on top of transition lenses. Furthermore, some proprietary coatings are marketed as multi-purpose, protecting the lenses from both glare and scratching. Ask your optometrist about all the possible coating combinations.  

Q: How much are lens coatings? 
A: The costs of lens coatings vary depending on their purpose and manufacturer. Call us at 403-516-2292 or fill out the online contact form to learn about our special offers or to get a free quote on our lens coatings. 

Q: Can I add a lens coating to my current eyeglasses?
A: Yes, it is possible, for instance, to add an anti-reflective coating to your current eyeglasses. However, this is only possible if your eyeglasses are not oily or scratched. For a more definite answer, bring your eyeglasses to one of our locations in Creekside, West Springs, or Crowfoot and ask an optometrist on-premise.  


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