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Ar coatings on glasses

(13 Posts)
Scotchmist10 Mon 13-Jul-20 12:07:54

Does anyone have anti-reflective coating on their glasses? I have really thick lenses because I have prisms and driving at night is horrible because of the reflections of the car lights.
Someone told me you can't have ar coatings with prisms but I can't find any information on that.
I've got an eye test next week and want to explore my options before I get there.

Whingingmom Mon 13-Jul-20 22:09:45

I had AR coating on my varifocals. It did stop some of the glare, but seemed to attract grime and grease to the lenses and they forever needed cleaning otherwise I could barely see through them. It became really annoying so opted not to have it on my latest pair and I’m much happier.

Ellianne Mon 13-Jul-20 22:19:50

I had AR coating on Zeiss lenses. I found them very smeary and despite using wipes, they never looked crystal clear. I don't do enough night driving to worry, so went back to non AR coating.

MerylStreep Mon 13-Jul-20 22:25:16

I have it on my Zeiss lenses but can't see much difference. Not worth the money.

Starblaze Mon 13-Jul-20 22:28:55

I just got them and after reading the comments... Yes, they get really smeary and end up worse I think

Scotchmist10 Tue 14-Jul-20 08:37:01

Eeuw, sounds horrible!

quizqueen Tue 14-Jul-20 08:41:53

Don't know what AR coating is. but my lenses are photo-chromic (change into sunglasses in sunlight) and varifocals and I've never had a problem with them .

MerylStreep Tue 14-Jul-20 08:47:24

AR coating is an anti- glare coating, nothing to do with photo- chromatic.

tanith Tue 14-Jul-20 09:06:17

I have it on my vari-vocals and I can never get them clean they always look smeary no matter how I clean them.

tanith Tue 14-Jul-20 09:06:48

That should be varifocals

Luckygirl Tue 14-Jul-20 09:36:52

Try these overglasses. I have pairs both for sun and also anti-glare when driving. They are brilliant. Amazon and ebay have them.

Spidergran3 Tue 14-Jul-20 21:26:41

I’ve had AR coatings on my glasses for years and I’d never go back not having it. I’m shortsighted and used to have a reflection of my eye in the lenses - horrible! They also do help at night, even if you don’t drive. I don’t really think the lenses get more smeared because they’re coated it’s just that it shows up more. I shouldn’t think it would make any difference with your prismatic lenses but your optician will advise.

MerylStreep Tue 14-Jul-20 21:36:43

I always use the ziess cleaning wipes. No problem.