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How to Choose Your Eyeglass Coatings

Eyeglass coatings enhance your wearing experience

Lens coatings add additional features to your eyeglasses for a better wearing experience. Once you have these coatings, it’s tough to imagine your glasses without them!

Your journey shopping for eyewear will include a step to review a variety of lens coatings. Yesglasses offers lens coatings, types and indices to fit your vision with comfortable durability.

When browsing eyeglasses with Yesglasses, all of our frames are customizable to fit your preferences on lens coatings. Whether you would like to add a sunglasses tint to your favorite stylish frame or upgrade your prescription eyewear with protective features for your vision, start by browsing our large collection of frames to select your lens coatings on your frame of choice.

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What is an eyeglass coating?

An eyeglass lens coating is a layer applied to your eyeglass lenses for adding a variety of additional benefits to your vision and wearing experience. Our manufacturing process includes quality to detail for ensuring coatings are properly applied.

Learn about eyeglass coatings, including anti-reflection, blue light protection & more

6 Types of Eyeglass Lens Coatings

Many of our eyeglass coatings are included on all lenses. This makes choosing your eyeglass coatings easy once you’ve selected your frame and lens type. Learn more about the benefits of each lens coating below.

Blue Light Protection

Blue light blocking glasses can help protect your eyes from High Energy Visible (HEV) light, which is among the most damaging light for your eyes. This spectrum of light appears blue from our perspective and is emitted from the sun as well as electronic devices with screens. One of the most common downsides of viewing too much blue light is that you might have trouble sleeping. Blue light plays a role in our body’s process of creating melatonin, delaying sleep when you’re exposed to too much blue light. Blue light can also cause eye fatigue and may play a role in other long-term eye diseases.


All Yesglasses lenses include anti-reflective coatings! Reflections on your lenses can be very annoying, causing eye strain and distractions in your field of vision. These reflections are common when driving from the reflections off shiny cars, standing by a body of water with reflections off the surface of the water and at night when a single light seems to obscure your whole vision. Anti-reflective coatings help you see past these reflections so that your lenses appear invisible from your perspective, offering greater clarity.

100% UV-protection

Many eyewear fans ask if UV coatings on glasses is necessary. For all the time you spend wearing your glasses under the sun, those UV light waves can slowly damage your eyes. Over time, this can increase your risk of developing vision problems, such as macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of permanent vision loss in people over the age of 60. This is why all Yesglasses lenses have 100% UV protection built in!


One of the most common problems with eyeglasses is experiencing scratched lenses. Our anti-scratch technology allows durability against these scratches. Be sure to take care of your glasses by using a microfiber cloth to clean smudges and store them safely when not in use.


When you’re in a dry or dusty environment, your glasses can easily attract dirt due to higher static in the air. Anti-static glasses coatings help repel dirt in the air and allow you to have clearer vision with less to clean on your lens. All Yesglasses eyewear comes with anti-static coatings, free of charge!


Yesglasses offers two types of light-responsive lenses. This coating transitions your lenses from clear to shaded in response to sunlight. Normal light-responsive lenses are called Photochromic lenses, which transitions your prescription glasses to sunglasses under direct sunlight. The second light-responsive lens coating we offer is Transition, our specialty light-responsive lenses with higher quality coatings for enhanced durability in outdoor environments.

How to choose eyeglass coatings? 7 Steps

Eyeglasses are practical and fashionable, making them a lot of fun to browse and pick out. With our massive collection of hundreds of in-house designed styles, we offer our fans many options to compare and make it simple to apply eyeglass coatings along with the lens type you choose.

Follow these steps to pick out your eyeglass coatings with Yesglasses.

  1. 1. Browse our eyewear collection and use the filter to narrow down your options by gender, frame material, shape and more.

    Browse our eyewear collection.
  2. 2. Once you have your favorite frame picked out, decide whether you would like your frames to be fitted with clear lenses or as sunglass lenses. Make this selection on the drop down box on your frame.

    Decide whether you would like your frames to be fitted with.
  3. 3. Your next step is to click the “Select Lenses” button, bringing you to all of your remaining options. Here, you can confirm that you’d like eyeglass lenses, sunglass lenses or light-responsive lenses.

    Click the “Select Lenses” button.
  4. 4. When choosing eyeglass lenses, you’ll notice options depending on if you would like single vision lens types with or without blue light blocking coatings, free-form progressive lens types with or without blue light blocking coatings or bifocal lens types. Free-form progressive lenses are built with multifocal points for near, intermediate and distance vision issues. Standard single vision lenses are built with one focal point, meaning your vision correction will be the same across the full lens.

    Choosing eyeglass lenses.
  5. 5. Each of these lens types has a variety of indices to choose from, which indicates how thick your lens will be. The stronger your prescription, the thicker you will want your lenses, but thinner lenses are also lightweight and comfortable to wear if you have a weaker prescription.

    Each of these lens types has a variety of indices to choose from.
  6. 6. Once you’ve chosen your lens type with a lens index, you will see the coatings automatically applied to your lenses. All of our lenses typically include anti-scratch, anti-reflective and 100% UV protection. We make it clear and easy to select blue light blocking for your lens type as well.

    Coatings automatically applied to your lenses.
  7. 7. Be sure to enter your prescription when customizing your glasses. You can enter it yourself, upload a digital copy or select non-prescription glasses. Reach out to us at Yesglasses if you have any issue reading your prescription: eyecare@yesglasses.com

    Be sure to enter your prescription when customizing your glasses.

Eyeglass Lens Coatings Problems

Lenses can be made to be more durable, but are not invincible. Wearing glasses with chipped coatings or a big scratch can be incredibly annoying!

We stand by our quality and dedication to offering our fans the most popular and useful coatings available. We offer a 12-month warranty to cover replacements due to damage.

We also offer a one-time replacement for each pair of glasses in your order if you are not 100% satisfied and an optional 14-day Style and Fit warranty that you can opt into for wearing your glasses as a trial.