Difference Between Anti-Glare and Anti-Reflective Glasses

Anti-GlareAmong the members of the public, it is next to impossible to differentiate between anti-glare and anti-reflective glasses, let alone defining them. As a matter of fact there is no difference between anti-glare and anti-reflective glasses, this is because antiglare is simply the trade version of antireflective which is in fact its correct name.

What then is anti-reflective? Anti-reflective is a type of optical coating applied to the surface, the surface of eyeglasses and other optical elements to reduce reflection. Anti reflective coating has numerous benefits that are essential to ensure any wearer is comfortable with the glasses.

One of the basic benefits of antireflective coating is that they do serve a great deal in ensuring the reflection created by the lenses is reduced. This is made possible because generally coatings consist of transparent thin film structures that are essential in productive destructive interference in the beams reflected from the interference and constructive interference in the corresponding transmitted beams.

Normally lenses create a lot of reflections and ghost images within, the effect of this is that it becomes very tiresome and literally irritating to the one with lenses. Now here is where the coating in the lenses comes in, they ensure whenever the wearer is wearing glasses he/she feels okay and comfortable. With the anti-reflective it is possible and actually healthy to stare at computers for more than 8 hours, hence a remedy for those who stare at the computers for long hours without damaging your eyes. Among the many benefits that come with anti –reflective coating, reducing any outside glare is not among them.

Despite this rarely known fact, many uncanny marketers claim during their marketing that the anti-reflective glare do reduce outside glare, this is a lie many do fall for. Over the recent years developers have developed lenses with blue light filters, they do claim that they filter blue light. Despite what they are selling out, the ability of the blue lenses to filter blue light has not been proved yet. Hence be careful not to fall for this scam.