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What Are the Types of Lens Coatings?

What Are the Types of Lens Coatings?

There are many types of optical lenses, and at For Eyes, you can add a special coating to each one of them.

Once you’ve decided on a set of glasses, the next step is to choose your lens coatings. For Eyes offers several types of lens coatings for all your optical needs. 


Keep reading to learn about our most popular options for men, women, and children’s glasses

Best Types of Lens Coatings for Glasses

Selecting the right types of lenses for your glasses may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. For Eyes makes it easy to understand your options. 

And if you’d like to figure out the best types of lens coatings for glasses, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our customers’ favorites: 

#1: A Blue-Light Protective Coating

Accessing digital devices, which distribute blue light, before going to sleep, may affect your sleep cycle, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). It may also contribute to symptoms of digital eye strain. A blue-light protective coating, or blue-light glasses, can help you avoid eye strain and other symptoms of prolonged exposure to blue light, from both screens and the environment. 

#2: An Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-reflective coatings (or anti-glare coatings) can enhance the amount of light absorbed by your lenses. This can provide improved eyesight and benefit those who are extra vulnerable to glare. Both adults and little ones may take advantage of this fantastic lens coating. 

#3: A Scratch-Resistant Coating

Whether this is your first set of glasses, or you’ve been wearing corrective eyewear for a while, we urge you to consider an anti-scratch coating. This can help your lenses resist scrapes and other marks, which can affect the quality and longevity of your eyewear.  

#4: A UV-Protective Coating

Many of our sunglasses come with UV protection, but you can carry the benefits of UV-blocking lenses to your everyday glasses, too. This type of lens coating can safeguard your eyes from UV light, which may lead to age-related eye diseases and vision problems down the line. 

How long can a lens coating last? 

Most frames and lens coatings are good for one to three years. However, with the right care, the coatings and frames may last for longer.

Take special care of your lenses to keep from wearing down the lens coatings, which go on top of and behind the lenses. Use a lens wipe for glasses if you’re out and about, and your lenses need a quick wash. 

If you’re at home, save the lens wipes, and turn to the sink and some gentle dish soap instead. You’ll want to massage the cleanser into each lens, rinse your glasses, and then dry them with a microfiber cloth. Cleaning your glasses can help prevent dust from piling up on your lenses. 

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Summary: Most Popular Lens Coatings 

There are many types of optical lenses, and at For Eyes, you can add a special coating to each one of them. Ask your neighborhood optical specialist for any of the following types of lens coatings to take your glasses up a notch:

  • A blue-light protective coating
  • An anti-reflective coating
  • A scratch-resistant coating
  • A UV-protective coating


If you’re wondering whether a UV coating on glasses is worth it when you have sunglasses at your disposal, it is. Your eyes are exposed to UV light indoors and outdoors.

We know it may be challenging to choose the best lens coatings, but don’t worry. We’re here to answer any questions and present options so that you can find the right lenses for your lifestyle.


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