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Your glasses on reflection... have you thought about MAR?

Posted On 30 March 2012

If you’re one of the millions of people in the UK who wears glasses on a daily basis it’s probably worth investing in a good pair that will meet your day to day needs.

Whilst a lot of thought goes into the choice of frame – and so it should, this is what people are going to see you in every day! – less thought goes into the type of lenses that will be going in these frames.

Amongst the many options of tints, lightweight lenses and photochromatics, multi-anti reflection coating lenses can benefit almost everyone. They work by reducing the amount of light which is reflected off the front and back surfaces of the lens, as well as round the edges.

So what does this mean? Well it might not sound like much, but reducing reflection can help in a number of ways, depending on your lifestyle and how you use your glasses. For example, if you use a computer of VDU regularly or perhaps you drive a lot at night – Multi-anti reflection lenses really help reduce glare, greatly improving your safety whilst driving and your comfort using a screen.

They’re also great for showing off your eyes. Rather than have the light reflecting off your lenses and hiding your eyes, multi-anti reflection coating prevents this, turning your glasses from a shield into a frame for your best assets. Why hide your eyes away? They’re the most expressive part of your face, so make sure everyone can see them, all of the time.

You can get single vision lenses with an anti-reflection coating and a scratch resistant coating for £30 at Tesco Opticians. If you’re wearing them every day for almost 2 years, it works out at 4p per day – a small price to pay for the benefits the lenses can bring.

When deciding on your lenses the main thing is to make sure your glasses fit your lifestyle. Discuss with your optician when you wear glasses, what hobbies you have, what lifestyle factors could effect your choices. After all, why should you change your habits? Shouldn’t your glasses meet your needs?

To find out more about the range of lenses on offer, book an appointment online or call 0845 601 3479 for a free sight test and lens consultation.

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