Glare from glasses

Light is essential for vision. Seeing is a multi-step process. Light is first bounced off objects and enters your eyes. When it does, it stimulates the nerve cells in your retina. Then this light sends messages from the optic nerve to the brain. As a result of using information from the optic nerves, you see a single image after combining the vision from both eyes

Sadly, light can also cause vision problems. If you are exposed to too much light, whether it's reflecting or glaring, your eyes may feel uncomfortable and you may have difficulty seeing clearly. Reflections and glare can deteriorate contrast, which is particularly problematic in dimly lit environments.

Glare from glasses in Bellflower

What are anti-glare glasses?

It is the coating placed on the lens during production that leads to the term 'anti-glare glasses.' It is in high demand among people who wear strong prescriptions since high-index plastic is often used to make these lenses. Strong prescriptions tend to cast a glare, but anti-glare glasses have a coating that reduces glare, allowing them to look more attractive and provide increased comfort to the wearer.

The benefits of anti-glare glasses go beyond appearance; they also help with many common visual issues. Glasses with anti-glare coatings are designed to reduce the negative effects of glare. There are a lot of sources of glare, such as the sun, being behind the wheel at night, and looking at a computer screen. To avoid headaches caused by glare, people generally opt for anti-glare glasses.

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Can anti-glare glasses relieve headaches?

In today's world, headache is one of the most common symptoms. This symptom has become even more common as people seek to maintain focus on a single object or screen for an extended period of time. 

Typical glasses, including blue-light filter glasses, cannot cut off reflections that cause eye strain and visual disturbance. Anti-glare glasses have anti-reflective coatings that prevent all reflected light from coming from the front and back. This reduces fatigue and stresses on the muscles that move the eyeball. When the eyeball muscles are less stressed, headaches resulting from this are also reduced.

Are anti-glare lenses more costly than standard lenses?

Compared to standard lenses, anti-glare lens coatings are more costly, but most patients and eye doctors agree that they are worth the extra cost because of the benefits they bring.

Our friendly and experienced team are happy to answer any questions you have about anti-glare lenses. If you would like to know more about anti-glare lenses, please contact us at (562) 925-6591.


Are anti-glare lenses more costly than standard lenses?
Are anti-glare lenses more costly than standard lenses?

Are anti-glare lenses more costly than standard lenses?

Anti-glare is generally applied to lenses prior to purchase to ensure quality and longevity. It is due to the fact that the glass surfaces are in pristine condition, that is, free of scratches and dirt that may interfere with the application of post-purchase coatings. Most optometry offices will not be able to provide anti reflective coatings on old lenses. 

Are anti-glare lenses more costly than standard lenses?

Is there anything I can do with my glasses to reduce glare at night?

The following instructions will help you reduce glare at night:

  • It is imperative that you have the correct prescription for your glasses.
  • By using newer lenses, you can minimize edge thickness which will help.
  • Adding anti-reflective coatings will be a major benefit, especially with high index lenses. 
  • It is recommended that you add this coating with caution to old lenses. We always recommend a full examination if you are experiencing glare problems because other conditions, such as cataracts, can also cause glare problems.

If you are experiencing glare problems at night, you can visit us at Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach for a comprehensive eye examination. 


Common Questions

Multifocal progressive lenses can also be equipped with an anti-glare coating. A multifocal lens is designed for people who need both near and far vision correction. With progressive lenses, you can see near and far distances at the same time as you move up the lens, making them ideal for reading and daily activities.
The front side of the lenses are often marked with blue, purple, and green hues, indicating anti-glare coating. The presence of these colors indicates the presence of anti-glare coating. Lenses that reflect the same color as the light source do not have this coating.
Glare from glasses
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I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.

Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.

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My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!

Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.

Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.

Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.

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