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Lens Coatings

If you're in the market for eyeglasses, you may already anticipate being presented with a wide range of options. In addition to choosing among various styles of frames, between one kind of plastic and another, or between progressive lenses and bifocals, you also have several lens coatings to choose from. Here at Vision Source Castle Hills in northern San Antonio, our eye care team can help you select specific add-ons that can enhance your eyeglasses' performance and make you even happier about your purchase. These options include:

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  • Scratch Resistance: Plastic lenses are much lighter and safer to wear than old-fashioned glass lenses, but they're not perfect. Some types of plastic in particular, such as polycarbonate, can be highly vulnerable to scratches, no matter how careful you try to be with them. These scratches can interfere annoyingly with your clarity of vision. For these materials, optometrists can add a scratch-resistant coating that helps to reduce the number and severity of scratches your lenses receive over time.
  • Anti-Glare: When glare strikes the highly reflective surfaces of your eyeglasses lenses, you may find the results downright blinding. That's why optometrists often recommend anti-glare coatings that make it easier for you to see, and easier for others to see your eyes behind your lenses. We also offer the option of polarization, a filtering process that specifically blocks the light that bounces upward from reflective surfaces.
  • UV Protection: Plastics such as polycarbonate naturally block UV radiation, including both UVA and UVB rays that can damage your eyes and vision, but other materials, including CR39 plastic, may need a little extra help. Our eye care center can add an extra degree of UV-protective coating as needed.
  • Tinted Lenses (Including Transitions): In addition to the beautiful range of tints you'll find in our collection of sunglasses, you can also get tints to suit specialized purposes (such as sports vision) for your single-vision, bifocal, or progressive lenses.  If you want one pair of glasses for both indoor and outdoor use, consider transitions. These photochromic tints lighten and darken depending on ambient light levels.
  • Blue Light Filtering: Too much blue light can cause eye strain and possible eye damage, which is a real problem in an age where everyone is staring at LED monitors. We can provide tinted or non-tinted blue light filtering coatings.

Get the Ideal Eyeglasses (with the Ideal Add-Ons) from Our Northern San Antonio Eye Doctor

Our northern San Antonio eye doctor has all the corrective lens extras you need. Call 210-988-9518 to schedule an exam and enjoy picking out your designer frames and lens options!