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All About Optical Mirror Coating in Nutshell

Mirror coating is popular these days in shades. People prefer this type of shades more than other conventional types. You may have different shades of this particular category, but do you know about optical mirror coating and how does it work? It is enough fascinating to know the entire thing. Here, in this blog, we are going to discuss this. Here you go! 

What is optical mirror coating?

With one or multiple layers of coating the mirror finish on the glasses can be brought in. It is an excellent to reflect light from the glass instead of absorbing it. No matter how expensive shades you wear, the glass is bound to absorb some of the lights which make it transparent to some extent. However, with the optical mirror coating ensures that the light is mostly reflected not absorbed. This helps in giving a soothing feeling in your eyes, no matter how scorching is the heat outside. This is the reason, people consider it as the best shades for beach areas and high mountains where the sunlight is very direct. 

Types of Optical Mirror Coating

The common layers used in the shades for making it mirror coated in aluminium and this is the cheapest option among the others. Most of the optical mirror coated shades available in the market are coated by aluminium. The process is aluminium coating is known as silvering as the shades get a silverfish tint on it after the process. Aluminium tends to be 88%-92% anti-reflecting which is why it serves the purpose mostly. The most expensive option is real silver coating. For being a much expensive metal than aluminium, silver coated shades are way costlier than regular shades. 95%- 99% anti-reflection properties are present in this coating which also helps in blocking the harmful rays of the sun keeping your eyes protected under the open sky.

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