Eye Clinic

Anti-Reflective Coating Glasses and Transitional Glasses in Gainsville, FL

At Super Optical Express, we want to provide our patients with the best eye care they can get anywhere in the world. We ensure that we continually update our selection of products based on the newest and most proven technology. That is why we are pleased to offer a variety of different options when it comes to your eyeglass selections. The world we live in can be especially harmful to your body and your eyes, so utilizing existing technology to help provide more care can make the best sense for you.

Why Choose Anti-Reflective Coatings

There are a variety of different anti-reflective coatings that are available today. At Super Optical Express, we are proud to offer our patients Crizal Prevencia coatings. This specific type of coating helps to filter out the blue light that can be emitted from the sun, digital screens, and fluorescent lights. The prevencia coating can reduce blue light and UV rays from being able to enter and damage our eyes.

The Effects of Blue Light

Blue light is naturally emitted by a number of different light sources. While there can be some beneficial effects of blue light on our normal circadian rhythm, there are also some very detrimental side effects. Blue light is often associated with signaling to our bodies that it is time to be awake and active.

While this light coming from the sun can help to keep us working and active throughout the day, the continued presence at night that is emitted from lightbulbs or technological screens can trick our bodies into thinking that we need to still be active. For this reason, being on screens or watching television just before bed can hinder our ability to sleep well. Additionally, blue light has been tied to an increase in macular degeneration, a harmful disease that can rob you of your ability to see.

Stopping Blue Light

Our eyes are terrible at being able to stop light from entering our eyes, especially because they are specifically designed to allow light to enter. Utilizing a lens that can help to filter and reduce some of that light can help to reduce harmful levels of light entering and damaging our eyes while still allowing us to see and interact with the world around us. That is why you should consider adding the Crizal Prevencia coating to your eyeglass lenses today.

​​​​​​​Understanding UV Light

UV or ultraviolet light is emitted from the sun and is the range of light that is responsible for giving us sunburns. The UV light can be harmful to your eyes and can damage the cells that make it possible for you to see. There are a number of different options that you can use to help reduce the amount of UV light that enters your eyes. While we regularly recommend sunglasses for our patients, we also offer transitional lenses. This technology helps to combine sunglasses and your eyeglasses into a single lens. Transitional lenses are clear when we are inside, but when they are exposed to UV rays, the lens darkens and helps to block UV light. This means that you do not have to own or carry around two different pairs of glasses. Your transitional lens will change tint when you enter the sunlight and darken, and then revert to clear when you go inside.

These lenses are also associated with helping to reduce eye strain that many people face when they are working or playing outside.


If you are considering new eyeglasses, contact Super Optical Express today. We can work with you to identify a number of different lens types or coatings that can specifically suit your lifestyle and your needs. Call today to see how we can help you.