Is scratch resistance and antiglare coating worth the extra $100?

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The optician suggested I get the scratch and antiglare coating on my eye glasses, does the antiglare coating makes a difference when looking at a monitor?
 

HappyPuppy

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The scratch resistant coating is worth it because the plastic scratches very easily. I don't know about the anti glare, I've never bothered with it.
 
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Originally posted by: HappyPuppy
The scratch resistant coating is worth it because the plastic scratches very easily. I don't know about the anti glare, I've never bothered with it.

if you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, i'd recommend an anti-glare coating.
 

Semidevil

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as a person who sells those things, I say it is worth it. It should effect the way you see things, but if it doesnt, it will 100% affect the way people see your glasses(no glare).

Also, it gives me more commision
 

Brutuskend

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Originally posted by: HappyPuppy
The scratch resistant coating is worth it because the plastic scratches very easily. I don't know about the anti glare, I've never bothered with it.

Anti glare makes it a LOT easier to see after dark in my experience!
 

SuperTool

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$100 is really steep. You can get 4 sets of glasses for that much at zennioptical.com with the coating.
There has to be 10000% profit margin on that coating.
 

Mojoed

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That depends on how much $100 is worth to you.

I got the anti-scratch and anti-reflective lenses on my glasses. As far as looking at the monitor, I can't see a difference. I'm so used to them I have no basis for comparison really. Another benefit is when people are looking at YOU in a bright environment, they won't see reflections, they'll see your eyes instead.

I only get new lenses every few years, so for me the added cost is worth it.
 

SuperTool

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Shop around. Maybe some places the lenses come with the coating standard. Or maybe if you get high index lenses you get the coating free.
 

yhelothar

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Anti-glare isn't what you think it is. It's really anti-reflection. Normal lens will reflect off about 30% of the light, so only around 70% will go through. With the anti-reflection coatings, the light transmission is boosted to 90%+, so you will get a much brighter image.
 

voodoochylde

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For me, it wasn't worth it on my last pair. This was at Wal-mart's Vision Center, btw. Paid $30 each for anti-glare and anti-scratch and both treatments didn't do anything better than the el-cheapo lenses I usually get. I am, almost as a rule, very hard on glasses as I tend to traipse around in the woods a lot along with rough-housing with friends, neighbors, law enforcem....ahem.

Anywho, if you're not the kinda person who freaks out over a micro-scratch on the very bottom of your lense, then don't bother. Otherwise, I dunno, maybe it's for you.