BluBlock AR Coatings

Steve Mower - December 2018

Blue Block Anti-Reflective Coatings

Blue block AR Coatings are specially designed anti-reflective lens coatings that reflect off the a percentage of blue light (HEV or, High Energy Visible Blue Light). These coatings allow beneficial blue light through to your eyes and reduce reflections and unwanted glare. They do this to varying degrees.

  • Mojo BluBlock AR - Blue light reflecting AR coating on polycarbonate lens.
  • APEX BluBlock AR-T - Blue light reflecting AR coating on polycarbonate lens with the addition of a very light tint.
  • ZenSpex 1.6 AR - (formally Mojo BluBlock 1.6AR) Blue light reflecting AR coatings on a high index 1.6 lens with a special monomer built in.
  • KODAK TOTAL BLUE 1.6 AR - Blue light reflecting AR coatings on a high index 1.6 lens with a special monomer built in.

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You can get these coatings on lenses without magnification by selecting zero (plano) from the lens powers list, or choose reading powers from zero to +4.00 in either eye. They are also available in prescription.

Mojo BluBlock AR Coating - (Clear AR)

Features and Benefits:

  • Reflects off 50% HEV Blue Light.
  • Reduces glare and reflections while providing natural vision without color distortion.
  • Hydrophobic, easy to clean top coating provides durability and smudge less than regular AR coatings.
  • Our BluBlock AR multi-layer coatings are molecularly bonded to the lens surface.
  • Appearance is clear, with no tint. AR has a very slight yellow cast.
  • Our Mojo BluBlock AR coating is available as a lens option on all of our single vision reading glasses for $15.00.
  • Lenses are polycarbonate.

APEX BluBlock AR-T Coating - (Clear AR + Lens Tint)

Features and Benefits:

  • Includes a light 1% Amber Blue Block Lens Tint for additional contrast. (Good for reading at night)
  • Reflects off over 64% of HEV Blue Light.
  • Reduces glare and reflections while providing natural vision without color distortion with added contrast.
  • Hydrophobic, easy to clean top coating provides durability and smudge less than regular AR coatings.
  • Our BluBlock AR multi-layer coatings are molecularly bonded to the lens surface. Beware of cheap imitations!
  • Appearance is clear, with a very light amber tint. AR has a very slight blue cast.
  • Our APEX BluBlock AR-T coating is available as a lens option on all of our single vision reading glasses for $15.00 except for rimless and semi-rimless styles (because of their thinness).
  • Lenses are polycarbonate.

Kodak Total Blue 1.6AR - (Clear. Hybrid AR + Lens Material)

ZenSpex 1.6 AR - (Clear. Hybrid AR + Lens Material)

Features and Benefits:

  • Kodak Total Blue 1.6AR lenses are a hybrid of a special high index lens material and AR coating developed by Kodak that filters and reflects >86% of blue light/HEV. These lenses are the most effective blue block AR lenses we have tested.
  • ZenSpex 1.6 AR lenses are a hybrid of a special high index lens material and AR coatings very similar to the Kodak lenses. These lenses filter and reflect over 80% of blue light/HEV.
  • BOTH - Filter 100% UV Light.
  • BOTH - Reduce glare and reflections while providing natural vision without color distortion with added contrast.
  • BOTH - Have  a hydrophobic, easy to clean top coating provides durability and smudge less than regular AR coatings.
  • BOTH - AR coatings are molecularly bonded to the lens surface.
  • BOTH - Appearance is clear. AR has a very slight blue cast.
  • BOTH - 1.6 high index lenses are 20% thinner than polycarbonate.
  • ZenSpex 1.6 AR is available as a lens option on all of our single vision reading glasses for $50.00 except for rimless and semi-rimless styles (because of their thinness).
  • Kodak Total Blue 1.6AR is available as a lens option on all of our single vision reading glasses for $80.00 except for rimless and semi-rimless styles (because of their thinness).
  • Also - These lenses are great if you need lenses powers over +3.00 as they are way thinner than polycarbonate. See our Prescription page for details on the power ranges available.

Read our BluBlock Guide for help in selecting the right blue block option option for you. Or, if you want a quick answer:

 

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Steve Mower is a Licensed Optician and creator of Mojo BluBlock Tints. Steve has over 30 years experience in the optical field. He has been a optical retail manager and has consulted on progressive lens development. Steve has been offering unique reading glasses solutions on-line since 2010.