Does the coating on your glasses really make a different?

The short answer is yes!

Often you will hear us say “the lab” when talking about manufacturing your lenses. Essilor® is one of the labs that manufactures lenses for Milford Optometrists, and they are the world leader in the ophthalmic industry. Essilor® began in 1849 as an artisanal spectacle-maker in Paris and has grown over the years to become what they are today.

Essilor® are innovative and constantly striving to create the best lenses for our patients. The latest in their technology is their Crizal® Sapphire™ UV protection lens. This lens is all about changing and re-thinking anti-reflection technology.

Essilor® explains that “Lights are everywhere, and with the world updating itself, our lives become more and more connected. From sitting at work in front of a computer screen to messaging your friends, reflections are something we just don’t need.”

By being informed about your choices for lens coatings helps you to be able to make the perfect choice for your needs and helps to protect you from glare, UV and reflection. We recommend coatings for your lenses dependent on your personal needs. We have varying options for computer users, UV protection, anti-reflection and glare protection.

Crizal® Sapphire™ UV not only offers high quality appearance of lenses, but also provides UV protection with an E-SPF rating of 35. Essilor® is the only brand who have lens approved by the Cancer Council for their UV protecting properties. Crizal® Sapphire™ UV is one of the few coatings to be endorsed by Cancer Council Australia and shields the eyes from UV, a known risk factor for skin cancer around the eyes. With UV protection on the front and back surface of the lens, patients can enjoy all their daily activities carefree.

We encourage our customers to be informed about the choices they make with their glasses and understand why we recommend the type of lenses. Come in store to talk to us about how we can improve your glasses and provide you with the protection you need.