With so many different lens choices and coatings available at our Miraloma Park optometry practice, sometimes it can difficult to find what prescription lens will suit you and your eye care needs best. When it’s time to make your lens choice at the optometry practice of Dr. Edward Soss in San Francisco, you can be comforted by the fact that our expert staff will be on hand to guide you in your decision making. There are three main types of lens coatings available at our Miraloma Park optical store, including anti-reflective, scratch-resistant and ultra-violet protection coatings.
Anti-reflective coatings improve visual clarity and reduce reflections in your glasses. The best benefit anti-reflective coatings offer is that they can help immensely with night-time vision. However, lenses with anti-reflective coatings can be prone to smudges and are more difficult to clean, so if you do receive this coating, be sure to ask Miraloma Park eye doctor, Dr. Edward Soss for tips on how to keep your eyewear clean and smudge-free. This type of eyeglass coating may be beneficial to individual who have high-index lenses as well as people who want to make their eyes visible to others around them.
The next type of lens coating available is a scratch-resistant coating which protects the lenses from everyday wear and tear. Whether you find yourself knocking your glasses off your nightstand in the morning or wearing them around your neck or on the top of your head, scratch-resistant coatings can prolong the lifetime of your lenses. However, progressive, polycarbonate, and trivex lenses often have a built-in scratch-resistant coating, so the additional expense won’t be necessary. Lastly, our opticians may recommend ultraviolet protection, which can block harmful UV light. Just like the scratch-resistant coating, many lens types already include this coating.