Lens Coat Laboratories : Consumer Information

What are the benefits to you by adding TitanAR coating to your lenses?

TitanAR Coating - Before and After
  • Improved overall vision
  • Reduce glare at night
  • Drive safely with reduced glare
  • Reduce eye fatigue
  • Improve your appearance
  • Easier to keep clean
  • More scratch resistant

So, how can you get TitanAR coated lenses?

Ask your local eye care professional and he or she can prescribe them for you. If your provider does not currently offer TitanAR, ask them to contact us and we will make it available to them, or you can contact us and we will get in touch with your provider.

Improve Your Vision

Light Transmission Chart

Did you know that you know that you can lose up to 14 % of your vision just because of the glare on your eyeglass lenses? Advancements in lens technology have produced lenses with higher indexes of refraction that are thinner and lighter than ever before making them more comfortable for you to wear. However, this comes at a price in that it also increases the reflections or "glare" on the lenses which adversely effects your vision. This glare actually decreases the "light transmission" or the amount of light that will pass through the lenses to your eyes. TitanAR coating virtually eliminates this glare, and will actually increase the light transmission to 99+%, making images sharper and giving you clearer vision.

Sharper Night Vision

One of the most frequent complaints of eyeglass wearers is the "halo" or "starburst" effect from lights at night. Titan AR significantly reduces these effects, producing a remarkable improvement in night vision. This is especially true while driving at night. Reduced glare from surrounding lights as well as oncoming headlights enables you to drive more safely at night.

With TitanAR With AR Coated Lense Without TitanAR Without AR Coating With TitanAR, Driving Driving With AR Lenses Without TitanAR, Driving Driving Without AR Lenses

Remove the Glare and Be Seen

Titan AR improves your appearance by making your lenses virtually invisible by reducing the glare on the surface of the lenses. After all, you are making a significant investment in your new glasses, they should not only perform well but should look good on you also!

With and without AR Coating You want people to see your eyes, not your lenses!

Easier to Clean

Keeping typical lenses free of smudges and spots is a daily nuisance. The Titan AR process includes a proprietary hydrophobic/oleophobic layer applied to the exterior of both sides of the lenses creating a protective shield that repels water, dirt, dust and even oils. This super smooth surface helps to keep your lenses cleaner, and makes cleaning them a breeze!

The photos below are of a drop of water on top of two lenses, one with TitanAR and the other uncoated. Notice how the droplet on the coated lens actually "beads up" or repels the water as the surface tension is removed by the TitanAR coating, while the uncoated lens on the right actual pulls the water toward the surface of the lens. The same is true for dust dirt and even oil. Also notice how the surface of the uncoated lens is much more visible that that of the uncoated lens due to the surface glare.

Lens with AR Coating With AR Coating
Lens with AR Coating Without AR Coating

Cleaning Tips

Most all eyeglass lenses made today are formed from a plastic polymer. While lens treatments usually include "scratch resistant" treatments, all lenses can and will scratch if not properly cared for and cleaned using the proper procedures.

  1. Never wipe lenses while dry. Always use water or a cleaning solution designed for AR coated lenses.
  2. Clean lenses daily with a mild soap and warm water, rinse and then dry with a clean soft cloth.
  3. Do not use paper products on your lenses. Most paper products, like paper towels, contain contaminates that can scratch your lens.
  4. Avoid exposing lenses to hair spray and household spray cleaners. They may contain chemicals that can damage your lenses.
  5. Always store your glasses in a clean protective case when not being worn.
  6. Do not subject your glasses to extreme temperatures such as leaving them on the dash board of the car on a hot summer day. Extreme temperatures cause expansion and contraction of the lens materials and coatings which can damage the coating.