Eyeglass Lens Coatings with Alpine Vision in Colorado Springs, Windsor and Peyton, CO
When you're choosing a pair of eyeglasses, you're obviously focused on making sure that the lenses correct your vision correctly. You may also be eager to choose from the wide range of designer frames here at Alpine Vision. But have you thought about what kinds of lens coatings might be good for your glasses? Specific types of lens coatings can convey some significant benefits, from protection against harmful forms of light to protection for the lenses themselves. That's why we're proud to offer a number of lens coating options at Alpine Vision located in Colorado Springs, Windsor and Peyton, CO.
Lens Coating Options to Consider
The primary objective of corrective lenses is to compensate for various refractive errors and other vision disorders. But while they may succeed brilliantly at this task, you may find that you can improve on your glasses' function, longevity, and overall quality of performance by having certain types of coatings added to them.
It's absolutely critical that you protect the delicate tissues of your eyes against the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. While you might rely on UV-blocking sunglasses when you're outdoors, there may be times when you're without your sunglasses and your eyes are vulnerable. Polycarbonate lenses naturally filter UV, but CR-39 plastic lenses don't. Fortunately, you can add UV protection to your plastic lenses with coatings designed to block UV.
Blue Light Protection
UV isn't the only kind of energy that can harm your eyes. A band of violet-blue light known as HEV, or high-energy visible light, may contribute to the development or worsening of macular degeneration, a sight-robbing deterioration of the macular cells in the retina. You can lessen the impact of HEV energy on your eyes by getting lenses that include a "blue-blocking" filter without noticeably affecting your color perception. You can also order special computer glasses with a yellow or orange tint to block those harmful HEV rays.
Some lenses scratch more easily than others, notably polycarbonate lenses -- but any eyeglass lens can scratch under the right circumstances. You may want to think about adding a scratch-resistant coating to your next pair of glasses. The extra degree of anti-scratch protection could make all the difference in how much useful life you get out of your lenses.
Glare isn't just painful and annoying; it can also be extremely dangerous, especially when driving. Ask our Colorado Alpine Vision team about anti-glare coatings that can mute those distracting reflections.
Learn More About Lens Coatings at Alpine Vision in Colorado
Ready to learn more about lens coating options at Alpine Vision? Call any of our offices today! Colorado Springs: 719-520-3333, Windsor: 970-460-0220, Peyton: 719-495-6611, or visit us online.