There are many different types of lenses to meet different needs. Learn more about them
Lenses with different coating or tinting
This provides ultraviolet (UV) protection for your eyes by blocking damage to your eyes by the sun’s harmful rays. Overexposure to UV rays is believed to cause cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems. Sunglasses should have at least 95% UV coating to prevent damage to your eyes.
A clear, hard coating makes these lenses more scratch-resistant.
Lenses with an anti-reflective coating or multi-coating helps to minimise the glare, reflections, and halos around lights. This is useful for safety purposes when you are driving at night.
Photochromic lenses change from a light colour to a dark colour depending on the amount of UV light that they are exposed to.
Tints are available on plastic as well as glass lenses
If your child has started wearing spectacles, teach him how to take proper care of his spectacles. Here are a few tips:
Get your child to practise these tips when wearing contact lenses.
Related: Healthy Eyes, Clear Vision
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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