Anti-Reflective Coatings


Almost everyone in Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley would probably agree that there are a few things that are vitally important when deciding on what eye wear to purchase. These factors are increased comfort, clear vision, reduced glare from oncoming headlights, greater cosmetic appeal. You may not realize it, but anti-reflective lenses treatment can provide you with all of these benefits! Anti-reflective treatment is an easy add-on for any number of lens products. Northern Colorado we use the same technology as was used to provide anti-reflective benefits to precision lenses in microscopes and cameras, we are now able to provide this treatment to your lenses to enhance your healthy sight.

An anti-reflective treatment applied on the front and the back of prescription lenses greatly reduces the light reflected by the lens surfaces. As a result, your eyes appear clearer behind the lenses, vision is more defined, and glare from reflected objects, (especially headlights at night) is virtually eliminated. Also, as an added bonus, if you have a “strong” prescription, having an anti-reflective coating makes your eyes appear more natural.

How anti-reflective lenses works

When a lens is being treated with anti-reflective coatings it has carefully calibrated layers of metal oxides that are applied to the front and the back of the lenses. Each of these layers of metal oxides are designed to block reflected light. Here in Northern Colorado that would include glare, annoying reflections, and the hazy “halos” that are often seen near lights at night.

Please only use the cleaning agents recommended by your eye care professional, as anti-reflective treatments are delicate by design and can be destroyed by certain cleaning agents. The anti-reflective coatings work well for sunglasses too—but as a general rule should only be applied to the back side of the lens to eliminate glare reflected around the sides of the frame.

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For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call 970-204-4020 or click on the link on the side of the page.