Anti-Dust Lenses For Clear Vision
Dust can be present on your spectacle lenses even when you don’t notice. This steady accumulation of dirt and dust particles can result in your glasses being cloudy and your vision hazy.
What Are Anti-Dust Lenses?
Anti-dust lenses (also known anti-static lenses) protect your glasses from dust allowing clear, unobstructed vision. This is possible by an anti-static layer in an AR (anti-reflection) coating applied to the lenses, that repels dust so particles don't stick to your lenses. This technology enables the wearer to see more clearly, makes it easier to clean the lenses, as well as keeping them clean for longer.
When cleaning your glasses, rinse in clean water first to help wash away any residual dust particles to help avoid fine scratches on your lenses (just make sure you’re using lukewarm water, as hot water can damage the lens coating and the even the frame). You can then clean your glasses with a micro-fibre cloth. You should also make sure to clean every part of the lenses and frames, particularly where the lens edges meet the frames, as dust and oil from your skin can accumulate in these areas. Scratch-resistance is also built into all Essilor Crizal AR coatings to further reduce scratches along with repelling dust.
What Are The Benefits Of Anti-Dust Lenses?
Anti-dust lenses can benefit individuals in a variety of ways:
- Vision is clearer without annoying dust particles covering the surface
- Glasses are easier to clean when they are dust-repellant
- Your glasses will last longer because less dust on the lenses means coatings are less likely to be damaged and there will be less chance of scratches and abrasions when cleaning your lenses
When Do You Need Anti-Dust Lenses?
You will most likely benefit from anti-dust lenses if you:
- Work in a dusty environment
- Wear your glasses all day every day, giving you a greater chance of picking up dust wherever you go
- Like to clean your glasses frequently
If you think you could benefit from anti-dust lenses, visit your optometrist to see what type of lens coating would be best for you.
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