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What are Anti Glare Glasses and how do they work?

by Eric Gathoni

What are Anti Glare Glasses and how do they work?

Anti glare Glasses

So, what are Anti Glare Glasses?

Anti-glare glasses are specially made eyewear that helps reduce glare off reflected surfaces. They can help alleviate the discomfort and eye strain caused by glare and reflections from buildings, screens and bright lights. 

These types of glasses are equipped with lenses that are designed to minimize the amount of reflected light that reaches your eyes, making it easier and more comfortable therefore reducing eye fatigue, headaches and even temporary blindness.

How Do Anti Glare Glasses Work?

How do they work you might ask? Well, the secret is in the special coating on the lenses. This coating, known as an anti-reflective (AR) coating, is made up of thin layers of metal oxides and is applied to both the front and back of the lenses. These metal oxide layers have varying refractive indices which allow light to pass through the lenses without being reflected back to your eyes, reducing glare and eye strain. So, if you're tired of dealing with the hassle of glare and reflections, give anti-glare glasses a try!

Do anti-glare glasses work for night driving?

Anti-glare glasses can certainly help improve visibility while driving at night by reducing the amount of glare from headlights and streetlights. However, it's important to keep in mind that they aren't specifically designed for night driving. Other factors such as the colour and brightness of the lenses, the shape of the lenses, and the lighting conditions can also play a role in visibility and safety while on the road.

When it comes to night driving, using yellow or amber lenses can be highly beneficial. These colours are known to increase contrast and decrease glare from oncoming headlights, making it easier to see the road ahead. Some anti-glare glasses may already come with these lenses, or you can purchase separate clip-on lenses for your existing glasses.


Who can benefit from wearing anti-glare glasses?

If you're someone who spends a lot of time in front of screens, or works in bright environments, you might want to consider investing in some anti-glare glasses. These glasses are perfect for computer users, gamers, office workers, and even drivers who frequently encounter bright light conditions. 

The most obvious benefit is the reduction of strain and fatigue experienced when working in environments with lots of glare. The glasses also help reduce the amount of blur experienced looking at objects from a distance, making it easier to focus on the task at hand.

In addition to these benefits, wearing anti-glare glasses can also help to reduce eyestrain, headaches, and general discomfort caused by long hours of exposure to glare

Do I need Anti-Glare Glasses?

Whether or not you need anti-glare glasses depends on the environment that you are working in; if you are often exposed to bright lights or reflective surfaces, wearing anti-glare glasses can be beneficial. 

It is important to note that wearing anti-glare glasses does not guarantee perfect vision. These glasses will help reduce the amount of glare, but they cannot correct any existing vision problems.

If you think you need anti-glare glasses, book an eye test with us and consult one of our Optometrists to find the best anti-glare glasses for you.

Do anti-glare glasses come with a prescription?

Yes, anti-glare glasses can be made with a prescription. We recommend that you first schedule an eye test to get your most up to date prescription, and then you can get anti-glare glasses with your prescription.

How long does the anti-glare coating last?

How long your anti-glare coating lasts really depends on a few things. The quality of the coating, the environment you use your glasses in, and how well you take care of them can all play a role. If you have a high-quality coating and you treat your glasses well, you can expect the anti-glare effect to last for several years. Just remember to clean them regularly and handle them with care, and your anti-glare glasses should serve you well for a long time!

Can anti-glare glasses be cleaned with regular lens cleaners?

Sure, you can clean your anti-glare glasses just like you would clean any other glasses! Just make sure to use a regular lens cleaner cloth, and you may also use a lens cleaning spray.