After selecting your lenses, consideration should be given to choosing a lens coating that best suits your requirements. At Mahdi Opticals we offer detailed unbiased advice on spectacle lens coatings without obligation or pressure.

Lens Coatings

Lenses can be uncoated, hard coated (so that they scratch less easily) or multi coated to minimise reflections from the lens surfaces. The latest combination coatings leave the lenses cleaner, tougher and clearer than ever before allowing people to see your eyes rather than your lenses.

Sunglasses Tint

Traditional sun lenses reflect some UV rays from their back surface. A Sun coating is specifically designed to eliminate both UV and visible light reflected into the eye providing a higher degree of protection equivalent SPF 50+ and reducing the discomfort from glare.


Transitions lenses offer all the benefits of clear lenses indoors and sunglasses outdoors. They provide visual comfort by automatically adjusting to changing light conditions. This helps to reduce glare and eye fatigue. Eye health is also preserved because these lenses block 100% of UV rays.


In addition to providing protection against UVA and UVB rays, polaroid lenses give effective protection against the glare caused by reflected sunlight making them ideal for sports (especially those involving water or snow). Polaroid lenses also provide enhanced colour perception, improved contrast and greater visual comfort than basic tints.