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It’s a problem only those who wear glasses understand. You’re trying to take a selfie, but every time it seems like there’s a large glare where your eyes should be in the photo. That’s likely caused by the lack of an AR coating on your lenses. While it might make it tough to take that perfect selfie, it affects your vision too.


What is an AR coating and do I really need it?

An AR coating is an anti-reflective coating. It’s applied to the front of your glasses so you don’t get the reflection that bounces off. Instead, the light passes through the lens and enters the eyes, giving you sharper, clearer vision.

The coatings can be applied to the front and back of your lenses to help protect them from scratches and smudges, repel dust and water, and defend against UV exposure. Additionally, AR coatings can reduce eye strain caused by glare and reflections, and prevent the “halos” you might see from oncoming cars at night. The coating also reduces the reflection of light, allowing others to better see your eyes through the lenses.

Need another reason to enhance your next pair of glasses with an AR coating? VSP members can receive a $35 mail-in rebate when they purchase Unity Progressive Lenses from a doctor participating in the VSP Global Premier Program, with at least one of these AR coatings: Unity Anti-Reflective Coating or blue light-reducing TechShield Blue.

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