Anti glare coating | Anti reflective coating
Anti glare coating is a special coating that prevents mirroring. It is used in the optical industry to prevent the reflection of glasses and lenses. The automotive industry uses nano coatings to prevent mirroring of sunbeams on the windshield of your car. Monitors and LCD screens are also treated with anti reflective coating to ensure that people can work on sunny days. Finally, new oleophobic coatings are used on mobile devices to prevent glare. These are all anti glare coatings.
Often anti glare and anti reflection are considered synonyms but are they really? Anti-glare coating suppresses external sources of mirroring whereas anti reflective coating eliminates all sources of mirroring – both external and internal, thanks to a complicated technique of diffuse refraction.
Lens coating | Anti glare glasses
This technique includes crystal-clear vision in any weather. It also repels dirt and simplifies lens maintenance. It can even enhance the cosmetic appearance of the visual aid on your nose. Coatings for spectacle lenses turn every lens into a small masterpiece and combine practicality with pleasure. Making them however, does require some expertise.
Many people who wear glasses choose for an anti reflective coating.
Lenses that do not have anti reflective coating come with a fundamental disadvantage: They produce clearly visible light reflections that can cause vision problems.
These light reflections are particularly disruptive on wet roads or while driving in the dark, but also in face-to-face conversations when people you are talking with see their own mirror images in your glasses instead of your eyes.
Advantage of anti glare glasses
The advantage of anti-reflective coating: It facilitates transparent, clear vision and undisturbed perception, makes spectacles more attractive and facilitates a clear view of the spectacle wearer’s eye zone.The effectiveness of the anti-reflective coating is graded according to degrees of reflection: The grades of anti-reflective coating are basically “simple,” “medium” and “super,” and can be combined into various upgrade packages (such as coating that repels dirt or filter tints).
These anti-reflective coatings have a single identifying and distinctive feature: So-called residual reflection.
It features a characteristic colour for anti-reflective coating regardless of the lens material.
It is practical for the spectacle wearer: The optometrist can easily identify the anti-reflective coating and can offer the standard the wearer is used to when switching to another lens material.
Where to buy anti reflective coating
Application of anti reflective coating takes place during the production phase of the lenses. The treatment uses vacuum deposition technology and takes place in a sealed coating chamber. Therefore, the non-reflective lenses for eyeglasses are available at optical retail shops.
It is also possible to bring anti reflective effect on screens and windows by applying protectors which prevent the surface from fingerprints and reflections. These screen protectors are available online for example from Amazon for relatively low price. The thin protecting films are cheaper and easier to apply than an anti glare coating spray which requires a professional spraying facility for application.
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Anti glare coating computer, laptops and LCD screens
Anti-glare coating is applied to all LCD screens during production. Basically for the same reason as for glasses. Use of this particular coating in the optical industry has mostly received positive feedback. However, some LCD screen users consider the coating disruptive and unpleasant. It suppresses colour brightness, for example shining white and deep dark black. Nevertheless, anti glare coating on computer screens has its advantages for it enables working (or watching TV) even when the sun is shining at the screen.