Lens glare is a big problem in today's digital and active world. Anti-reflective coating, also known as non-glare coating improves your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your eyeglasses. AR coatings eliminate reflections of light from the front and back surface of eyeglass lenses.
With the elimination of reflections, AR coatings make your eyeglass lenses look almost invisible so people can see your eyes and facial expressions more clearly. All of this makes your eyeglasses more attractive.
The visual benefits of these lenses included sharper vision with less glare when driving at night and greater comfort during prolonged computer, tablet and phone use.
It is also a good idea to have anti-reflective coatings on sunglasses. It eliminates glare from sunlight reflecting into your eyes from the back surface of tinted lenses when the sun is behind you.
Most premium anti-reflective coatings include a "hydrophobic" surface layer that prevents spots from forming and makes the lenses easier to clean. Some AR coatings also include an "oleophobic" surface layer that repels skin oils and makes it easier to remove smudges from the lenses.