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CRIZAL® ANTI-GLARE COATING

What are the benefits of Crizal® Anti-Glare coating?

For over 25 years, Crizal® Anti-Glare coating has been providing the clearest vision possible to millions of patients worldwide. Crizal® Anti-Glare coating offers the best combination of clarity, durability, cleanability, and optimal UV protection so wearers can see, look, and feel better.


How do I know I have Crizal® Anti-Glare coating?

Crizal® Anti-Glare coating is supplied from the manufacturing laboratory with a Crizal® Anti-Glare Certificate of Authenticity (COA) card accompanied by a Crizal® Anti-Glare cleaning cloth. If you do not receive these items with your Crizal® Anti-Glare coating, please consult your eyecare professional.


What are the different Crizal® Anti-Glare coating options?

The Crizal® Anti-Glare coating family includes: Crizal® Sapphire™ 360° UV, Crizal® Prevencia®, Crizal Forte® UV, Crizal EC® UV, and Crizal® with Optifog® UV coatings. Your eyecare professional can explain the different benefits of each Crizal® Anti-Glare coating and provide a recommendation based on your needs.


Are Crizal® Anti-Glare coatings heavier or thicker than ordinary lenses?

Crizal® Anti-Glare coating is very thin—thinner than a strand of hair! The actual thickness and weight of your glasses is a function of the lens material chosen, your frames, and your prescription.


What is the warranty on Crizal® Anti-Glare coating?

Warranties on Crizal® Anti-Glare coating vary among eyecare professionals, so be sure to ask your eyecare professional about his/her specific coverage and policies.


CRIZAL® Anti-Glare Coating UV Protection

Do Crizal® Anti-Glare coatings have UV protection?

Yes, Crizal® Anti-Glare coating offers our most comprehensive daily protection against the invisible and often irreversible dangers of UV reflection.


What is UV light?

UV is a form of light/radiation that is not visible to the human eye. Sunlight is the primary source of ultraviolet radiation. UV light comes from all directions, reflecting off surrounding surfaces and creating dangerous exposure.


Why do I need UV protection?

UV damage is cumulative and often irreversible. Long-term exposure to UV radiation can increase the risk of certain eye conditions and diseases, such as UV-related cataracts, growths on the eye, and even certain skin cancers on the eyelids or around the eye area.


What are the side effects of UV?

Premature signs of aging, skin cancer, eye disease, wrinkles, and dark circles.


Why would I wear eye protection when it’s cloudy outside?

Over 40% of annual UV exposure is received during conditions when people are not in full sunlight and are less likely to wear eye protection. Complete UV protection on your everyday clear lenses can help protect the long-term health of your eyes.


Why would I need UV protection on the back side of my lens if it’s already on the front side? Isn’t that enough protection?

UV light comes from all directions, reflecting off surrounding surfaces and creating dangerous exposure. The back surface of everyday clear glasses has been found to reflect light coming from the back and sides of the lens, increasing UV light exposure to the eyes. Most sunglasses and clear lenses with higher-quality materials block UV light from transmitting through the front of the lens, but they do not address the UV light reflecting off the back side of the lens. Crizal® Anti-Glare coating provides protection against backside UV reflection. Ask your eyecare professional about the benefits of Crizal® Anti-Glare coating.


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What lens design is Crizal® Anti-Glare coating recommended on?

Crizal® Anti-Glare coating is compatible with most lenses. It is always advisable to apply Crizal® Anti-Glare coating to both single vision and progressive addition lenses. Please talk to your eyecare professional to find out which Crizal® Anti-Glare coating is right for you.


Can I get Transitions® with Crizal® Anti-Glare coating?

Transitions lenses are available with Crizal® Anti-Glare coating. Please ask your eyecare professional if this is the best option for you.


Can I add Crizal® Anti-Glare coating to Varilux® progressive lenses?

Yes, Crizal® Anti-Glare coating is compatible with most lenses and always compatible with Varilux lenses. Learn more here.


Cleaning My Lenses

How do I clean my lenses with Crizal® Anti-Glare coating?

Properly cleaning your lenses equipped with Crizal® coating is an important part in maintaining their effectiveness in the long term. While it may be tempting to use paper towels, clothes, or anything else in reach to touch up your lenses throughout the day, these quick fixes don’t provide a true cleaning solution and can even risk damaging your lenses. Instead, use the Crizal® lens cleaning cloth for touch-up cleaning throughout the day when it is not convenient to wash your lenses.


Periodically, give your lenses a thorough cleaning by following these steps:



  1. Rinse under lukewarm running water to remove any sandy/gritty debris.

  2. Clean with a mild liquid dishwashing soap to remove facial oils.

  3. Rinse with lukewarm water.

  4. Dry your lenses with a microfiber lens cloth. Do not use paper towel or tissue.

  5. Wash the cloth but do not use softener.


Take note that while the hydrophobic properties of Crizal® Anti-Glare coating facilitate the removal of smudges, dust, dirt, and fingerprints more easily, the smudges and fingerprints may appear more visible on Crizal® Anti-Glare coating lenses than on an uncoated lens.


Where do I buy/find new cleaning cloths?

Additional Crizal® lenses cleaning cloths can be purchased from your eyecare professional.


How do I clean my Crizal® lens cleaning cloth?

Eyeglass cleaning cloths can be washed on the gentle cycle in the washer or hand-washed. We recommend that you do not use any laundry additives (such as fabric softener), which could leave a residue on the cloth.


Can I use alcohol to clean my lenses?

We do not recommend using alcohol.


What do I do if I have hair spray or paint on my lenses?

If you are not able to remove hair spray or paint using the cleaning recommendations found above, we suggest taking your lenses to your eyecare professional for assistance.


Can I use a lens cleaner?

Yes. Commercially prepared anti-glare lens cleaners are safe to use with Crizal® Anti-Glare coating.


OTHER QUESTIONS

Are Crizal® Anti-Glare coatings sold in other countries?

Crizal® Anti-Glare coatings are sold around the globe. This is the Canadian website and the information pertains to products sold in Canada.


Can I store or wear my lenses with Crizal® Coating in hot temperatures?

It’s best to avoid leaving your lenses in your car or any other place where they may be exposed to very high temperatures which can damage mirror and anti-glare coatings.


Can I wear my lenses with Crizal® Coating in the spa?

It’s best to avoid wearing your lenses in the spa or any other place where they may be exposed to very high temperatures which can damage mirror and anti-glare coatings.


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