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To avoid unpleasant reflection on the surface of eyeglass lenses, an antireflex coating is applied. This layer can be found on the objectives of microscopes, telescopes or cameras. Antireflex is made of many layers of metal oxides an is applied on the front as well as on the back side of the lens surface. Becasue antireflex contains many layers on top of each other, it has a specific shade of green, purple or golden colour – the colour depends on the manufacturer.

Antireflex enables us to see much sharper under same light conditions with less effort of our eyes. This will be appreciated mailny when driving at night or when working on the computer and many other daily activities.

Antireflection coating has many advantages not only from practical and functional aspects but also from aesthetic point of view. Reduction of the reflections makes your eyes look more natural. If you are going to have a picture or a video taken of you, antireflex ensures that there are going to be no images on your eyeglasses and your eyes are going to be very clearly visible.

Also if you have a higher diopters, thanks to antireflex, lenses are going to seem optically thinner and the circles on the periphery of lenses will be partly suppressed.

In case of sunglasses, it is better to apply the antireflex layer only on the back side of the lenses, closer to the eye. The reason for this is, that because the lenses are dark, an antireflex layer on the front side would cause the lenses to look greasy. Antireflection coating on the back side helps reduce light reflections, which can rebound from the back side all the way into your eyes and increase the comfort when looking through the sunglasses lenses.

When cleaning eyeglasses with antireflection coating be carefull not to clean them too agressively. We recommend cleaning them with wet cloths, either those that are designed specially for the antireflex lenses or you can also use toilet paper and a bit of dishwashing liquid.