Why are Lens enhancements important?
A lens enhancement is an optional feature for your prescription lenses that’s designed to improve your overall experience with your spectacles. They make wearing glasses for vision correction more precise and comfortable depending on your lifestyle! Lens enhancements allow you to customize your lenses to suit your everyday needs, improve visual performance, and increase durability.
To make sure you’re well-prepared when it comes to anti-reflective coating, Blue Light protection, Hard coat and other coatings, we’ve put together a guide below to help you find understand the different options. After all, the choice is yours!
Climate Eyes is Spec-Savers' premium variable tint lens. These are photochromic prescription lenses that change from dark to light and back again, depending on the surrounding light conditions. This affordable lens technology can protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays without having to switch between prescription spectacles and prescription sunglasses.
When we spend time outdoors, glare and reflections are literally all around us, even bouncing off particles in the air. Polarized Lenses do what no other lens or lens treatment can do and block blinding glare. By removing this unwanted glare and blocking 100% of harmful UVA and UVB light our vision is better, as Polarized Lenses improve colour contrast, visual comfort and acuity.
Anti-Reflective Coating is ideal for people who drive at night or spend a lot of time behind a bright computer screen. As the name suggests, it reduces night blindness from oncoming headlights and helps reduce strain on the eyes from a computer monitor.
Hard Coat is a clear, scratch-resistant coating that substantially reduces the risk of damage to lenses when mishandled or dropped. It is a silicon dip coating process applied to the front and back surfaces of the lens. Hard Coating provides your prescription lens with protection against abrasion and scratching to ensure longer, trouble free performance. All Hard coated lenses provided by your optician is 100% Ultra Violet Protection (UVP).
It is particularly good for children or people who are tough with their spectacles!
Just as sunscreen keeps the sun's UV rays from harming your skin, UV Coat is a protective treatment for lenses that stops sun rays from damaging your eyes. This coating can help to reduce the risk of cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems through overexposure to ultraviolet light. Regular lenses block most UV light, but adding a UV-blocking dye like UV Coat boosts UV protection up to 100% for added safety.