How Much Does Anti Glare Coating Cost?

Posted by Mitch Gantman on

We've all heard about the many health benefits of anti glare glasses, haven't we? Anti glare coating is one of the hottest eyewear trends and has been for some years now. And yet, there are still some of us not quite sure what they do. Or if they're worth the cost!

So in this article, we'll give you a quick and easy breakdown of the average price of anti glare glasses. We'll also help you figure out if the benefits are worth it for you, so let's get started.


First off, What Do Anti Glare Glasses Do?


Glare occurs when a bright lighting source assaults your eye. Most commonly in our day-to-day life, eyeglasses glare happens when we're at our computers or using our digital devices. The bright light emitted by these screens shines directly into our lenses and can make it difficult to see.

Another common cause of eyeglass glare happens when we are behind the wheel and are temporarily blinded by other cars' lights. When we're at our computer, glare is a serious issue that can, in time, lead to permanent eye damage. When we're behind the wheel, however, glare can rapidly become life-threatening.

This is where anti-reflective coatings come in. These especially made, durable eyeglass coatings protect your lenses and help you see even in harsh lighting conditions.


So How Much Do Anti Glare Coatings Cost?


In and of themselves, anti glare coatings aren't all that expensive. Usually, they can be added to your prescription or non-prescription glasses for anywhere between $50 and $100. If you think about it, it's not a bad investment. 

However, many people neglect to take into account that they'll also have to pay for the glasses themselves. If you're getting glasses to correct an eye problem, you will have to pay for a particular type of lenses (bifocal, progressive, etc.). 

Unfortunately, a good pair of eyeglasses is not cheap, so you can expect to spend up to $300 for a new pair of glasses, even with insurance.

Of course, if you're only getting glasses for an aesthetic effect or for practical reasons (e.g., driving or computer glasses), the cost will be much lower. In this case, you're only paying for the glasses themselves and the anti-reflective coating, so you can expect to shell out $50. 


Are Anti Glare Coatings Worth It?


When they see the price range of high-quality glasses, the last thing people want to do is shell out more money. This often makes them skip out on anti-glare coatings, and we think that's a shame.

Anti-glare glasses seriously reduce distractions and light halos on your lenses. It also makes night vision a whole lot easier and turns the lenses themselves invisible. So, when you're wearing anti-glare glasses, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing anything. 

In our book, that's well worth the cash you're paying for anti-glare coatings on your glasses. But in the end, it all depends on what you want to get out of your RX purchase!

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