Eyeglass Lens Enhancements
Anti-Reflective Coating Eyeglasses
Anti-Reflective Coatings reduce the amount of reflections off the lenses allowing more light to the eye, enabling you to see a little crisper and sharper. Anti-Reflective coatings help everyone with general vision, and in particular anyone who drives at night or uses a computer.
These coatings are the same coatings that are applied to camera lenses, binocculars, telescopes, and any other lens that requires good optics.
There are different qualities of coatings as well.
A Basic coating is applied to the surface of any material.
With Premium Anti-Reflective treatments a primer is used to etch the base lens for a hard coating that is matched to the index of the lens, then the AR treatment is applied, essentially baking it into the lens.
Premium Anti-Reflective treatments tend to hold up better due to the base coatings that are applied.
Premium Coatings also have hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings that can be applied to help with keeping your lenses cleaner.
Transitions Eyeglass Lenses
There are different brands of photocromatic lenses, however none match up to what Transitions offers.
Transitions lenses are lenses that change from light to dark. Most do not change behind the windshield of a car, though.
The newest addition of transitions is Transitions 7. These lenses are virtually clear indoors; when outside they change to a comfortable grey or brown color. They also change the fastest of any Transition lens.
The other two main types of Transtions are XTRActive and Vantage.
The XTRActive are the darkest indoors and change to the darkest outdoors. They also change a bit behind the windshield of a car.
Then there are the Transitions Vantage. These lenses have a slight color indoors, however when in bright sunlight there are molecules that hitch together and form a polarized filter. Vantage lenses also do not change behind the windshield of a car.
While Transition lenses are convienient, they still are not a replacement for a good pair of prescription Polarized sunglasses.
Polarized Eyeglass Lenses
Without getting technical the best choice for sunglasses are Polarized lenses. They block glare reflecting off of objects.
Real life examples are as follows:
- Driving down the road and the sun reflecting off the back window of the car in front of you.
- Boating or fishing and the sun reflects off the water.
- Driving while its raining and the sun reflecting off the wet road.
The most popular polarized colors are grey, brown, and Drivewear Polarized Transitions.
Grey is the best for the brightest conditions. Also good for deep water fishing.
Brown is a good all around lens. Also good for flats fishing.
Drivewear is good for driving, rainy conditions (during the day), golf, cloudy or overcast days.
DriveWear Eyeglass Sun Lenses
Drivewear lenses are capable of sensing and reacting to varying light conditions both outside and behind the windshield of the car. From bright sunlight accompanied by intense, blinding glare, to overcast inclement conditions, Drivewear lenses provide the wearer with the appropriate visual solution.
Drivewear lenses provide glare protection through polarization and enhance and protect vision through photochromics which respond to both visible and UV light. By combining the strengths of two of the most important technologies in eyewear today we have developed the lens of tomorrow, Drivewear.
LOW LIGHT /OVERCAST CONDITIONS
HIGH CONTRAST GREEN/ YELLOW COLOR
Designed to maximize useful light information reaching the eye.
POLARIZED to remove glare that would otherwise destroy vision in low light conditions
BEHIND THE WINDSHIELD DAYLIGHT/ DRIVING CONDITIONS
COPPER COLOR Designed to remove excess light and to provide good traffic signal recognition; highlighting the reds and greens
POLARIZED to remove glare for safe driving vision
BRIGHT LIGHT / OUTSIDE CONDITIONS
DARK REDDISH BROWN COLOR Designed for maximum filtration of excess light so that the eye does not get saturated
POLARIZED to provide maximum comfort in high light conditions