What Kind of Materials and Coatings are Included in Prescription lenses ordered at Danielwalters.com

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As you might already know, on danielwalters.com you get 2 coatings already included with your prescription, and the materials used in making the lens is especial polymer called polycarbonate. At other retailers, you would normally pay somewhere around $180 for these same coatings. But why does it cost so much? What are they useful for? Let me explain.


The anti-glare coating, also called "AR" or "anti-reflective coating," helps to improve your vision, reduces some of the strain on your eyes, and also helps your eyewear look more attractive.

The anti-glare coating is meant to eliminate almost all of the reflections that can occur on the front and back of your lenses. Once these reflections are gone, you get more light entering your eyes, less visual distractions due to light reflecting off of a portion of your glasses, and the lenses look almost invisible. This helps the eyewear look more attractive because of how non-existent the lenses look, making sure people won’t focus on the lenses in front of your eyes.

The anti-glare coating is even better when used on high-index lenses, although that will be discussed in a later article.


The polycarbonate materials on the lenses help to provide up to 10 times more resistance to breaking on impact than plastic or glass lenses do. Some people confuse coating with the kind of plastic materials that is used for prescription lenses. So the materials used is polycarbonate and coatings you could chose from are the ones described in this article.

In addition, they also provide full protection from the sun’s UV rays. They are very lightweight, which only helps lend themselves to the attractiveness and comfort of your eyewear.

Scratch Resistance

The scratch resistance coating goes hand in hand with the polycarbonate coating. Why is this?

Polycarbonate is actually a relatively soft type of material. Because of its flexibility, it can handle the energy on impact without splitting apart. But due to how soft it is, it needs the scratch resistance coating to ensure that it won’t suffer any surface scratches.

After the coating has been applied, the lenses will feel as hard as glass lenses, but can still handle hard impacts.

All the features Together

With your prescription eyewear, you get all of these coatings included on your glasses. This means your lenses will look attractive, appear almost non-existent, they are resistant to breaking on impact, and they will fully protect you from UV rays.

When you buy a prescription, it only adds on $25 to the price of the frames themselves. Normally, adding on these coatings will cost above $100, not including the price of the frames or any additional coatings you might add on to your lenses. Altogether, you are getting a great deal and some very helpful coatings to protect your glasses when you buy from our website.

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