Oleophobic Coating? Say what?? I know, it’s a strange word. Sounds like some phobia of margarine or something right? Well, oleophobic coating is most certainly not the fear of margarine. It is actually something pretty cool if you happen to be a person that wears glasses.
It’s a new coating that is a fingerprint resistant (Oleophobic) anti-reflective coating. They say that it repels water, oil, dust and fingerprints, while still reducing reflections. This makes cleaning your lenses easier and keeps them clean longer. Sounds pretty good right?
Another big plus? It helps with photographs as well! When I photograph people with glasses I have to pay attention to the lenses to make sure that you can see the eyes. This coating makes the glasses less noticeable and less reflective! This is a huge deal! Imagine how much easier it would be to get photos of kids if there was less chance of reflection on the lenses of their glasses?