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Glasses for the TV and Film Industry from The Eyewear Stylist in MediaCityUK, Manchester.

Glasses for the TV & Film Industry

Let's get things straight. Glasses are a cameraman's nightmare!

You set up all of the cameras, and all of the lighting.. You get it prepared so that it's perfectly set up for when the talent arrives.. and wait.. they're wearing glasses!!!

Shock, horror, disaster!

You set up the rig making the assumption that they will have no glasses on, or that they’ll be wearing contact lenses or something.. but no.. they turn up wearing these highly reflective pieces of plastic in front of their eyes.. time to start from scratch.

Or is it?

Normally, glasses are a huge obstacle for camera crews to overcome. Even if the client has a standard anti-reflection coating on the lenses, let alone highly reflective uncoated lenses, the reflections caused by these lenses can be a huge issue.

Enter the "No Reflection" lenses supplied by The Eyewear Stylist in MediaCityUK, Manchester!

Recently invented in Japan, these "No Reflection" lenses remove as much reflection as is physically visible to the human eye from the lenses, and whilst it's impossible to remove 100% of reflections, the effects are dramatic! Watch the video below to learn more..
The Eyewear Stylist does not recommend basic standard scratch resistant lenses as they are neither optically excellent nor cosmetically appealing.
No Reflection Lenses from The Eyewear Stylist offer the maximum reduction in external reflections from spectacle lenses and are perfect for people who do a lot of zoom meetings or filming in front of bright lights and screens.

What types of lens coatings are available?

When it comes to lens coatings, it can be a bit of a minefield. You'd be really surprised at how many options there are when it comes to something that you might think would be very simple.

For the purpose of today's topic, I'd say these are the main differences:

1. Standard uncoated or hard coated lenses - These are the cheapest lenses on the market, and are highly reflective.

2. Anti-reflection coated lenses - These reduce resultant reflections from within the lens. (They are not "anti-glare".. They will not reduce "glare" from external sources.. for this you need polarised sunglasses.) The main quality difference in this market tends to be the strength of the scratch resistance, whether they are water-resistant, dust-resistant etc, and mainly how long a warranty and how good the warranty is on them. Some more expensive anti-reflection coated lenses come with a no quibble 2 year guarantee, even covering scratches. (I supply these at my studio in MediaCity, Manchester as it allows me to give the best customer care should any issues ever arise.)

3. No Reflection coated lenses - These are what I showcase in the video above, and whilst impossible to remove 100% of reflections, all reflections from within the lens and externally are dramatically reduced. Any reflections seen are reflected at a bandwidth of light which is not very noticeable to the human eye. The angle of reflection on these lenses is also quite high, so you would have to adjust your head position quite a lot to even see the reflection. Very clever. Newly invented. Stocked at The Eyewear Stylist in Media City, Manchester.

More information will be coming soon on:
- Blue light lenses
- Night drive lenses
Anti-Reflection lenses are okay, and can differ in quality. Different coatings will have different blooms, and whilst reflections are reduced from within the lens, some reflections are still visible externally.
More information coming soon on Blue Light lenses and Night Drive Lenses from The Eyewear Stylist
Zoom is here and it is here to stay. I think the pandemic pushed in-person meetings to zoom, however I'm not sure that all meetings that were previously held in-person will return, as people are more and more turning to working from home where possible.

What are the best glasses for Zoom meetings?

If you've noticed one major change during the pandemic, it's surely that most of your in-person meetings have since been held on Zoom. (Or Skype, or Teams.. To be honest I'd never heard of Zoom before the pandemic, or Teams.. anyway, enough sidetracking!)

As glasses now have an increased importance, as they play a huge part in our "Zoomwear" for meetings, glasses are one of our main ways of making a great impression.

Gaining rapport is hard enough over a screen, so when all people can see is the reflections of your lenses and lose all eye contact, it's not ideal. Add a ring light to the equation and it's an absolute nightmare!

These No Reflection lenses available from The Eyewear Stylist in Media City, Manchester really do solve this issue. Again, I refer to the video above where you can see the true results of these breakthrough lenses in action.

Are your Anti-Reflection lenses performing well enough in your zoom meetings? Or could you opt for No Reflection lenses to help with eye contact and gaining rapport?

How can I reduce the reflections of my glasses lenses?

The best way to reduce reflections from the lenses in your glasses is to opt for "No Reflection" lenses from The Eyewear Stylist in Media City, Manchester. Alternatively a simple anti-reflection coating will help. Make sure you avoid either uncoated or simple scratch resistant lenses, as these will cause a lot of issues with reflections and reduced clarity through your lenses too.

Best Glasses for Reducing Glare

Lenses to look for: No Reflection lenses and Anti-Reflection lenses reduce reflections within the lenses and from the lenses. Polarised sunglasses reduce glare from external sources.
Lenses to avoid: Uncoated or basic scratch resistant lenses. For sunglasses avoid standard tints, as they only make things darker and don't reduce glare from external sources.

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