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4935 40 Ave NW #132 Calgary AB T3A 2N1 (403) 286-4142

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Are Coatings on Glasses Worth It?

Getting the most out of your glasses and maximizing your vision is an important aspect of picking out new glasses. Lens coatings can do just that! 

Lens coatings perform different functions and give you a new dimension of eye care when it comes to enjoying comfortable, sharp vision.

Lens technology has come a long way, and you have more choices than ever to customize your new frames. Let’s take a closer look at some different lens coatings, how they help, and if coatings on your glasses are worth it. 

Different Coatings for Different Visual Needs

Making the most of your vision goes beyond picking out fancy new frames. Customizing your frames with different lens coatings can improve your vision even more.

Lens coatings can enhance the durability and performance of your new glasses. Let’s look at some different lens coatings and their functions. 

Blue Light Coating

The digital lifestyle is is becoming more and more normal. From work to entertainment and learning, we rely on digital devices daily. This reliance on digital devices means that protecting your eyes is more important than ever. 

Blue light-coated lenses can help protect your eyes from blue light exposure due to long hours on your computer or phone. Blue light may influence your sleep schedule and cause you to be exhausted every morning—we all need a good night of sleep!

Long hours in front of a screen can also lead to digital eye strain, so blue light coating can do wonders to preserve your eye health. 

A lady is wearing anti-reflective coated eyeglasses while driving her car.

Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-reflective or anti-glare coating is a thin multilayer coating that helps eliminate reflections from your eyeglass lens’ front and back surfaces.

Anti-reflective coating can help improve your driving experience by reducing irritation caused by glare from sunlight or reflections on surfaces like a wet road. 

Scratch-Resistant Coating

Your glasses can undergo a lot of wear and tear through everyday use. Protecting your lenses from scratches that may interfere with your visual comfort is important, and a scratch-resistant coating does just that!

Scratch-resistant coating provides an extra layer of protection that you need to safeguard your lenses through the daily demands of your busy life.

Ultraviolet Treatment

We all love getting outside and enjoying the sun, but it’s also essential to protect your eyes while you’re out there. Ultraviolet treatment is a lens coating that helps block ultraviolet (UV) light and prevents sun rays from damaging your eyes.

Adding UV-blocking dye can boost your UV protection for added safety and allow you to enjoy your time out in the sun! Overexposure to UV rays has been linked to the development of cataracts, retinal damage, and other eye issues.

Clean Coat

While the Clean Coat doesn’t mean you’ll never have to clean your lenses, it simplifies your lens care routine. 

Clean Coat makes the lens surface smooth, making it harder for dirt and dust to settle. Water also slides right off and can help keep your glasses cleaner throughout the day.

Are Coatings Worth It?

Every individual’s lifestyle and visual needs are different. With the advancements in ocular technology, coatings for glasses are an excellent option to add an extra layer of protection and visual performance to your vision.

Speaking to your eye care professional about the different coatings you can add to your lenses can be very helpful in protecting your eyes and improving how you use your glasses.

Whether it’s blue light protection, anti-reflective, or ultraviolet treatment, your optometrist can help you find the suitable lens coating for you. 

Customizing Your Glasses

Your eye care experience doesn’t stop at picking out new frames—choosing the right lenses and coatings is an important aspect of making the most of your glasses. Coatings on glasses are worth it for the extra protection and durability they provide.

Book an appointment with our eye care professionals at Urban Optique to learn more about different lens coatings and how they can help maximize your vision.

Written by Russ Reisner

Dr. Reisner and Dr. Kuntz (who is also Dr. Reisner’s uncle) acquired and expanded Urban Optique into its current location in 2006 and 2007. Dr. Reisner was born and grew up in Limerick, Saskatchewan – a small farming community about an hour south of Moose Jaw. After attending the University of Saskatchewan he earned his degree in Optometry from Indiana University in 2001. Dr. Reisner is very proud of everything he and his colleagues have accomplished.

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Located on the main floor of the Market Mall professional building. Providing eye exams, in-stock contact lenses and over 2,000 frames from over 40 brands of eyeglasses. Free parking is available for this Northwest Calgary location.


4935 40 Ave NW #132
Calgary AB, T3A 2N1

Contact Information

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Russ Reisner
  • Dr. David Schmidt
  • Dr. Pri Tawar
  • Dr. Nevin McIvor
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