AR Coatings: Begin with the Finishing Touch


With just a few months left in the year, patient visits are sure to be on the rise, so you want to be prepared to fulfill a variety of vision care needs. How you assess, fit, and dispense vision solutions typically a matter of personal style and practice efficiency, but some approaches are more successful than others.

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Be Proactive

In most cases, after the eye exam, the optician will help the patient select their ideal frames and fit them with customized lenses. Then comes the moment to demonstrate how an anti-reflective (AR) coating can optimize their vision and protect their eyewear investment. However, a more successful approach is to ask your patient about any visual challenges that may be solved by an AR, which allows you to begin the conversation about AR benefits during the eye exam. Having the doctor or optical technician address any concerns then, instead of waiting until the patient arrives at the dispensing table, positions an AR coating as more of a prescription rather than an optional add-on.

Consider recommending an AR coating during the eye exam instead of waiting until your patient arrives at the dispensing table to position it as part of the prescription, instead of an optional add-on.

Grow Happier Patients, Boost Profits

Whether you choose to be proactive in suggesting an AR coating or find it more effective to address this during the dispensing table conversation, consider recommending a TechShield® Elite or TechShield Blue Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating to achieve a value win-win for you and your patients. 

If you’re already a fan of TechShield Elite and TechShield Blue, you’re familiar with the benefits they provide: clearer vision, excellent cleanability, smudge and scratch resistance, and high durability. AR coatings optimize the prescription power of the lenses to deliver the highest visual acuity possible. They’re ideal for patients on the go, since they reduce glare, deliver 100% UV protection, and withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle. Backside UV protection is optional, so patients get everything they want in an AR, and nothing they don’t, to capture the most value. 

Best of all, there’s never been a better time to start or increase dispensing of premium TechShield AR coatings, since recent changes to the VSP® AR formulary provide an opportunity to increase profitability on premium AR coatings since they provide the highest level of reimbursement, and offer great performance and value for your patients. 

Take Your Pick

TechShield Elite enhances a patient’s vision, enabling clearer, more comfortable vision any time, day or night, indoors and out. Patients with astigmatism find that TechShield AR Coatings can minimize the glare and flares from stoplights and street signs. 

TechShield Blue goes a step further, not only enabling your patients to see better, but also look great, thanks to a near-clear appearance when not filtering blue light. TechShield Blue can help relieve digital eye strain symptoms—blurry and tired vision, sore, dry and/or red eyes—which may result from excessive blue light exposure produced by digital devices.  

You and your patients can rest assured that all TechShield Anti-Reflective Coatings are backed by a two-year warranty against scratching, peeling, and crazing under normal use.1

Discover everything you need to know to easily dispense TechShield Elite and TechShield Blue:

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1. TechShield Anti-Reflective Coatings are backed by a two-year warranty against scratching, peeling, and crazing under normal use. Lenses that are abused, extremely scratched, chipped, broken or damaged are not covered under this warranty.