THERE ARE SO MANY ANTI-GLARE COATINGS!
WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
This is a true story. With the rapid rate at which technology is advancing, one of the downsides, is the many choices we have. Mostly, we leave it to the experts and let them decide for us. But it never hurts to have a basic understanding of what we’re buying and whether it’s worth the money we are paying.
These are the different types of anti-glare coating and some information about them. These coatings are from Essilor, which is an internationally recognized lab, and the lab that I use. There are similar, equivalent products by other suppliers that you can find out about.
This is usually a generic anti-glare. It comes with no guarantees & is a very basic anti-glare. It decreases the reflection of light on your lenses.
This is a great anti-glare with a 2-year guarantee. It has scratch-resistant, water repellent, dust repellent and anti-smudge properties.
This is the Crizal Easy on steroids. It’s does everything the Easy does but better.
This coating is one better than the Forte with greater focus on the reflections of headlights & tail lights on cars as well as street lights. Ideal for people who drive a lot at night. It also has some protection against blue light from computers.
Blue light is emitted by most electronic devices used today. 90% of people between the ages of 20 & 65 use digital devices. Blue light can trigger Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). It’s also known to affect the release of melatonin in our retinas, that affects our sleeping patterns. This could be the reason that so many people have sleeping issues these days. UV Light is also known to trigger cataracts.
The scary thing is that our kids are using digital devices from such a young age, so their exposure to blue light is greater.
Crizal Prevencia is an anti-glare that blocks out the most amount of blue light & UV light. It also has all the benefits of the other Crizal products. So, this is by far, the best coating to choose if you’re using digital devices.
So, to summarize, look at your daily activities and make an informed decision on what coating to get with your next pair of glasses. I strongly advise that our kids are protected from UV & Blue Light though. Ensure that they wear Polarized Sunglasses in the sun & Crizal Prevencia anti-glare on their glasses.
Watch this video to learn more about Crizal Prevencia.