Complete scratch resistance power without any scratch resistant coating
Exemplary optical clarity.
Anti-reflective (AR) coating is suitable to glass to a large extent
Well, a bit heavy -- twice the weight of plastic and polycarbonate lenses.
25 to 40 percent thicker than plastic and polycarbonate
Needs to have a special coating for 100% UV protection.
Plastic lenses are adjustable to tints
Shatter - resistant
20 to 35 percent thicker than high index plastic lenses and polycarbonate.
Needs scratch-resistant durability.
Needs coating for 100% UV protection.
Safest lens material and impact resistant
20 to 25 percent thinner than plastic or glass
Blocks 100 percent UV rays
Calls for scratch-resistant coating to last
Peripheral vision is a bit less clear in higher prescription powers.
More lens reflections than glass or plastic
High Index Plastic Lenses
Lightweight - Between plastic and polycarbonate lenses in weight.
Better peripheral optical view
Calls for scratch-resistant coating for durability.
More lens reflections than glass or plastic lenses
Sunglasses Lenses Coatings
UV coating in glass and plastic lenses for 100% UV protection
Polycarbonate and high index plastic lens have the capacity to block 100 percent UV without any coating.
Plastic, polycarbonate, and high index plastic lenses that have a relatively soft surface require a scratch-resistant coating.
Glass lenses have no need of scratch-resistant coating as glass naturally hard and scratch-resistant.
Anti-reflective (AR) coating prevents reflections from the backside of sunglass lenses which can be a menace to clear and sharp vision.
Anti-reflective (AR) coating on polycarbonate and high index plastic lenses is essential as they reflect more light than glass or plastic lenses.
Mirror coatings cut down the percentage of light that pass through the coatings by reflecting the light away. These coatings are on the front surface of the lenses and are blended with an underlying sunglass tint.
Mirror coatings sometimes as gradient coating provides maximum shading of sunlight as the sunlight is allowed to escape through the middle and lower part of the sunglasses.
Mirror coatings as double-gradient coating are used while snow skiing and other winter sports as they not only provide protection from the sunlight but also from the light that reflects off the snow.