Scoreboards eyewear - non-prescription anti-glare glasses

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Postby Naomi » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:56 pm

<post moved from the anti-reflective lenses thread>:

Hello George! Thank you for all the helpful tips! My eyes are very sensitive to light so I have been looking for anti-reflective non-prescription glasses. I recently came across something on Facebook called Scoreboards eyewear. I checked out their website and called them for more information. The number was the direct line to the owner/creator of them and she was super helpful! She told me all about her new product and I feel I should pass it on. Her lens are similar to the Crizal Alize, with 7 layers of AR coating and a scratch coat and are 100% UV protection. The only thing is she only has one style frame right now, but is working on more styles. I just ordered my pair for $49+tax and am excited to try them, as other lower priced ones I have found online have been really crappy and cheap. I will let you know soon how they work for me and I hope someone else on here tries them too so we can compare them with the other brands. Ok talk to you soon and thank you again!
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Postby george » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:23 pm

Naomi,

Maybe I'm missing something, but why would someone want anti reflective coatings on a non prescription lens?

The only reason I can think of for non prescription glasses is for fashion or photography (for the model). If for photography, the goal is no glare so just wear frames without any lens.

Maybe for people who just want to wear frames for style? I would assume they would take them off while driving.

Seems like a useless idea to me, so please explain!
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Postby Naomi » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:21 pm

Hello George,
I personally use my new Scoreboards eyewear for quite a few things, including driving at night and at the computer. They absolutely help me, especially with night driving as it significantly reduces glare and halos from vehicle head lamps and street lights. I gathered more information on these glasses and here is what they had to say:
Eliminates 99% of glare
Offers 100% UV protection
Helps prevent Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms
-including soothing tired eyes and reducing eye fatigue
Eliminates distracting reflections
-at the computer, behind the wheel,and during sporting events
Superior clarity
Great for night drivers, public speakers, and refractive surgery patients
Reduces eye strain from daily low-light task, like reading, watching TV and using the computer

So I guess they are good for quite a few things if you do not need a prescription! I absolutely love mine! The company owner's phone number is 507-321-6246 if you have any questions I am sure she would love to help! Thanks and I hope this information is useful and helpful to someone!
-Naomi
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Postby george » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:21 am

Naomi,

I can't help but wonder if you are the same Naomi who was hired as a summer intern by the Scroreboards company to manage their social media campaigns? I won't be too hard on you, but you really should know your product and the market extremely well before posting opinions on public forums, especially if you are going to pretend to be a happy customer rather than an employee/intern.

I will preface my comments by saying that I am not an eye doctor and I do not work in the eye care field. However, I do read A LOT of information about eye care. I am always open to learning more and any studies you can reference would be appreciated.

My understanding of anti-reflective coatings is that they help reduce the glare created by the lenses themselves. In other words, you are only going to make glare issues worse by putting on glasses that you don't need, even with an anti-reflective coating.

If Scoreboards claims they help prevent Computer Vision Syndrome, I'd love to see the study that shows plano anti-reflective lenses help. From the eye specialists I have discussed this with, they all agree that putting on plano glasses will create glare issues, not reduce them.

Same thing with night driving - you won't have any glare if you aren't wearing glasses. The glare from things like your window and outside lights aren't going to be reduced by an anti-reflective coating on eyeglasses.

I have seen some debate over whether halos created from lasik might be reduced with an anti-reflective coating on plano glasses, but I haven't seen any study to support the use. That is the only possible situation where maybe there would be a role for this type of eyewear, based on what I've heard, but again, it is just speculation and I've seen no studies to support the claims.

It may make sense to have plano Transitions lenses with anti-reflective coatings, if you want sunglasses that adjust to the amount of light outside, and you don't need a prescription.

Otherwise, I think the only use for glasses like this would be cosmetic, where someone likes the look of the glasses but wants to reduce any glare issues from the lenses. If the glasses are for a photo shoot, I'd recommend frames with no lenses at all.
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Postby Marlina66 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:24 pm

I was thinking of buying some non-Rx anti-glare glasses for work. It is very bright in the office I work in. There are 6 sets of fluorescent lights in our 20x25 space, 3 more sets of FLs in the hallway behind and at least 20 more sets of canned and FLs from lobby area. It is not just me who believes the glare/brightness from the lights is causing eye stress. It is also another co-worker. We also have to work with plastic protective cases for paperwork.
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Postby george » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:49 am

Marlina66,

I'm not sure how non-prescription anti-glare glasses would help you in any way. In fact, even with an anti-glare coating, you are still going to get some reflections from odd angles wearing glasses compared to not wearing any. If the room is too bright, it sounds like you would want some type of tinted glasses to filter the bright light.

I'm curious to see if you find a solution that works for your environment. It is rare to find a work environment that is too bright, but I can imagine it could have its own problems.


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