What are Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC) lenses?, Buy ARC Lens in Nepal - Eye Health Nepal, Eye Care Information

What are Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC) lenses?, Buy ARC Lens in Nepal

Glasses fitted with ARC Lens

An anti-reflective or anti-reflection coating (ARC) is an optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to reduce reflection from it. We can able to see better from this lens, and spectacle looks better by using these lenses. 

ARC is just like coatings found on microscopes and lenses used in the camera. These lenses consist of various layers of metal oxides applied to the front and back lens surfaces. Because of the layering effect, ARC sometimes has a tint of green or purple colour, depending on the manufacturer's formula.

Anti-reflective coating reduces both external and internal reflections on the lenses themselves, creating a best cosmetic appearance. Internal reflections from lens seem as rings that make the lens look thick. External reflections from lens mask your eyes from a clear, complete view when someone is looking at you.

optics of ARC lens
ARC Lens reduces internal and external reflections and increases the light transmission rate

Advantages of ARC lenses:

  • Getting an anti-reflective coating applied to your lenses is a good selection. The plastic lenses generally used in glasses or sunglasses usually transmit only 90% of the available light to the eyes. The remaining 10% of light is often obstructed by reflections on the lenses.
  • ARC improve efficiency where light would normally be lost due to reflections. It was originally created to reduce reflections on camera lenses and is now also used to improve the vision of millions of people who wear glasses or sunglasses.
  • It makes it easier for glasses or sunglasses wearer to have direct eye contact with another person without his or her view being obstructed by reflections.
  • By reducing glare, it makes vision more crisp and clear than would be possible if the lenses were not coated.
  • It improves driving safety by allowing drivers to focus on the road without distractions from headlights and streetlights.
  • It reduces eyestrain for people who use computers often by decreasing glare from the computer screen.
  • It reduces eye fatigue for people who work in offices by lessening overhead glare that can be caused by unnatural lighting often found in offices.
  • It enhances the quality of a lens and also lengthens its lifetime by providing durability and resistance to water, dirt, heat, and scratches.

Cosmetic appearances of ARC lens

There are different types of anti-reflective coating. The best quality anti-reflective coatings are water-resistant because of the hydrophobic layer that prevents water spots from developing on the lens. This same hydrophobic layer makes it easier to clean lenses without damaging them. Another layer of anti-reflective coatings may include is an oleophobic layer. The oleophobic layer makes lenses resistant to the oil that is naturally excreted through your skin or any moisturizers you may wear. This layer also makes it easier to clean smudges off your lenses.

Getting an anti-reflective coating applied to your lenses is a great choice because they reduce reflections on your glasses or sunglasses and improve the durability of your lenses. Additional advantages are less eyestrain, less eye fatigue, better vision, better eye contact, and safer driving. These also work as anti-glare glasses for computer. 

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Where to Buy Anti Reflective Coating lens in Nepal?

Almost in all of the optical shop of major cities of Nepal, ARC lenses are available. If you are thinking to buy it online or if you are looking for premium brands lenses from Essilor (Crizal - Anti-Reflective Coating Lens Technology) Zeiss (ZEISS DuraVision Platinum) or Hoya (Anti-Reflective Coatings of Hoya Vision) then you can visit Eye Pasal. 


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