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Anti glare coating UK

Anti glare coating on glasses

Improved vision with anti-glare coating and spray

Anti-glare coating is a special coating which prevents mirroring. Whereas automotive industry uses nano coatings and electronics sector has anti reflective coatings, anti-glare coatings are purely for the optical market. All the three types of coatings have more or less the same purpose; preventing reflections and mirroring. Antiglare coating, however, is special in a way that it effects both sides of lenses.

Eliminate mirroring on glasses

The main purpose of antiglare coating is to eliminate mirroring. So, how does the coating do that? Basically when we look at an object, we see it due to the fact that it reflects light. To put it simply, anti-glare coating absorbs part of the light and minimises or completely eliminates the reflection of light and mirroring on the lenses. This means thus that the coating lets more light into the eye improving vision.

Additionally, anti glare coating improves the looks by making the eyes behind the lenses more visible. Sometimes, in face-to-face situations, the eyes of the one wearing glasses cannot be seen; people only see reflection of themselves when trying to look into the eyes. This happens only when there is no anti-glare coating on glasses.

Anti glare coating is often applied on lenses before selling the glasses. At an optician it is possible to choose for anti-glare lenses. However, it is also possible to apply anti glare spray on the glasses afterwards. Anti Anti glare coating on glasses cost somewhere between £30-250.Glasses applied with anti glare coating

Better vision and visibility when using AR coating

In the optical industry use of anti-reflective coating on glasses means better visibility, no mirroring and clear sight for you as a wearer. If you look at someone wearing glasses with anti-glare coating, you can clearly see his or her eyes and not a reflection of yourself. Not only are lenses of eyeglasses anti-reflective but there are also anti glare classes for night driving. 

Anti glare vs. anti reflection coating

Often anti glare and anti reflection are considered synonyms but are they really? So, what is the difference between anti glare coating and anti reflection coating? 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.

Anti glare coating spray in the UK

Application of anti reflective coating usually 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. You can also do it yourself by using an anti glare coating spray.

The Kenair AntiReflect Full Matt is an anti glare spray that you can apply yourself. It reduces the reflection and glare when photographing objects with shiny reflective surfaces. Safe to use on most surfaces, and easy to wipe off with a soft clean cloth.

Kenair AntiReflect Full Matt 400ml | RRP £ 13,95 | Wex Photographic