Coatings & Tints

Scratch Resistant (HC)

This coat does not make the lenses scratch proof, but certainly scratch resistant. However, they do make the lenses more durable by protecting the lenses from everyday minor scratches, and so prolonging the lifespan of the lenses. The reduction of everyday scratches helps keep the lenses clearer, and give more comfort and clarity long term.

Anti-Scratch/Anti-Reflection (MAR)

As well as protecting the lens surfaces from everyday scratching, MAR reduces distracting reflections on the lens surfaces. Reducing reflected light is particularly helpful for computer users and for night driving. An Anti-reflection coat can improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses, and is especially effective with rimless glasses. It can enhance the appearance of thicker lenses, making them  appear thinner. This coating is also hydrophobic so rain runs off the lens and will clear quicker if the lenses get steamed up. This coating comes as standard with all of our thinner lenses.

Crizal Forte by Essilor

This excellent top of the range coating has all the properties of a normal MAR but is also extremely tough and hard wearing, offers a dust and smudge repellent, and is coated on both surfaces with a UV repellent. Known by opticians world wide as one of the best multi-layer coatings available on the market. Made by Essilor, it is only available on Essilor lenses.

UV Protection (UV)

This coating comes as standard with all of our tinted lenses. We always use full UV400 to maximise eye protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun, a major cause of Cataracts and Macular Degeneration.

Don’t let darker lenses fool you into thinking they offer more protection from UV rays, either. The darkness of the lens does not accurately represent the lenses’ ability to block UV rays.

Always check the label on your lenses to see what level, if any, of UV protection they offer. Also, remember that dark sunglasses without UV protection will cause more damage to your eyes than not wearing sunglasses at all. Darker tints can cause the pupil to dilate, letting more UV rays into the inner part of the eye.

Tints

You have a choice of 3 shades of Grey, or 3 shades of Brown for your tinted lenses.

Coatings and Tints - Dark Grey (G1)

Coatings and Tints – Dark Grey (G1)

is a very good choice for anyone who is light sensitive, and finds heavy glare and bright sunny days a problem. It allows for true colour recognition, so colours remain the same. The blue sky remains blue etc. An excellent choice for holidays abroad, driving, and deep-water sports like fishing and sailing.

Reglaze Glasses 4U - Coatings and Tints - Mid Grey (G2)

Coatings and Tints – Mid Grey (G2)

offers the same qualities as dark grey, but to a lesser degree. Also a good shade for tinted reading glasses for outdoor use.

Reglaze Glasses 4U - Coatings and Tints - Light Grey (G3)

Coatings and Tints – Light Grey (G3)

again offers the same qualities as the grey, but only partially. Can also be worn indoors if glare from TV, fluorescent lights etc is a problem.

Reglaze Glasses 4U - Coatings and Tints - Dark Brown (B1)

Coatings and Tints – Dark Brown (B1)

is a good choice for anyone with particularly strong prescriptions, as it improves clarity and depth perception. Colour perception can change a fraction, eg. A blue sky will appear more grey in colour when seen through a brown tint. A very good for driving, outdoor sunny sports like  golf, and the increased depth perception can help when shallow water fishing.

Reglaze Glasses 4U - Coatings and Tints - Mid Brown (B2)

Coatings and Tints – Mid Brown (B2)

offers the same qualities as dark grey, but to a lesser degree. Also a good shade for tinted reading glasses for outdoor use.

Reglaze Glasses 4U - Light Brown (B3) Tint

Light Brown (B3) Tint

again offers the same qualities as the grey, but only partially. Can also be worn indoors if glare from TV, fluorescent lights etc is a problem

 

Polarized Lenses

Tinted Lenses or Polarized Lenses – Which do I need?

While tinted sunglasses are great for reducing brightness, they don’t eliminate harsh glare like polarized sunglasses.

Sports and Polarized Lenses

For years, boaters and fishermen have reaped the benefits of wearing polarized sunglasses. More recently, however, the benefits of polarization have been embraced by a variety of other outdoor sports enthusiasts and those who enjoy general outdoor recreation. Water-sport athletes, golfers, cyclists, and joggers can all benefit from sunglasses with polarized lenses.

A Grey polarized lens works well in a variety of conditions. Great for driving in it offers absolute true colour reception without distortion, and can be worn all day with minimum eye fatigue. It’s ideal for maximum glare reduction in intense sunlight. Very good for bright showery days as the lenses cut through the glare and rain so vision is much better.

A Copper polarized lens blocks undesirable blue light while improving contrast in other colours. It is excellent for shooting targets against a green background on a bright day and ideal for activities such as sight fishing and hiking.

Polarized lenses are available in brown grey or green. They come in standard 1.49  thinner 1.60 and super thin 1.67 lenses

They come as dark lenses like G/B 1 or lighter lenses like G/B2

Poloarized lenses are also available with a selection of mirror finishes. eg: Blue, Grey, Green, Gold, Purple

 

 

 

 

 
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