Anti-reflective (AR) coatings can vary in quality and performance.

Premium AR have hydrophobic (water-resistant) and oleophobic (oil-resistant) top layers so that grease, dust, and water roll off the lens surfaces, keeping the lenses cleaner longer.  Most premium AR treatments also contain anti-static properties to ward off dust and lint from the lens surfaces, too.  Hence, the old problems of AR making lenses always look smudged and hard to clean has been largely resolved.

The benefits of AR far outweigh the need to clean lenses with a bit more care and more often.

To reduce UV and blue light radiation, AR formulators have created formulas that remove them both.  Besides reducing  glare from wet or icy roads, there is a huge aesthetic advantage to having AR on one’s lenses!