Polarization Vs. Anti-Glare Coatings

anti-glare coating

Just recently, we added polarized lenses and transitions lenses to our collection.  

This has lead many people to ask what Polarization is, exactly, and how it is different than an Anti-Glare Coating. Are they the same?

These are actually different, and you can get an AR coating on the polarized lenses. The AR coating basically reduces glare and "ghost" images due to reflections at the lens surfaces. It works indoors and outdoors. Polarized lenses are primarily for outdoor use, and you probably cannot work at a computer wearing them. Polarized lenses reduce glare from smooth surfaces. As an example, if you look at a lake when the sun is low in the horizon, you'll see a lot of glare. Polarized lenses will reduce that glare. Same thing for glare from roads while driving.

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One Response to Polarization Vs. Anti-Glare Coatings

  1. Hello i need a outdoor glasses, my friend Jorge Mauger buy this in your optic, but i have glaucoma and Photophobia (in one eye i see only the half), when i wear my friend lens I feel the outdoor color so much dark. So I need to buy some one with the outdoor frame, with indoor color and polarized its posible? thanks

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