When you purchase a pair of standard prescription eyeglasses, typically the optometrist or lab offers you a range of choices in additional coatings which can be applied to your new lenses: scratch-resistance, anti-fog, UV protection, and mirrored coatings are all options.
Another one is an anti-glare, or anti-reflective, coating, to reduce reflections on your lenses (among other things, which are described below). Many people opt for it. Perhaps you have, and enjoy the benefits it provides in everyday life.
What you might not realize is that anti-reflective coatings are also available for prescription safety glasses, and such a coating will deliver the same perks in your safety eyewear as it does in your everyday prescription eyewear. Let’s examine those perks:
Note, however, that anti-reflective coatings are known to attract dust and dirt, so they are not recommended for extremely dusty or particulate-heavy areas. Also, lenses with an anti-reflective coating should not be wiped down dry; wet them first before cleaning.
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