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If you got hit by lightning, chances are you would get more of an electric current then most people because the metal would conduct electricity with a path. Your burn marks would probably be along the path of the rod and chances are you wouldn't survive because of the metal causing more conductivity. That being said, the chances of you being hit by lightning are still fairly low, even with a metal rod. I haven't heard of it happening before.
Anti-reflective coatings improve eyesight by reducing reflections from overhead lights AND by increasing light transmittance to the eyes, specially if a high index lens material was used, i.e. polycarbonate, 1.6. 1.67 high index. Also, by using a higher index lens, your eyes will be protected 100% by UV A and UV B. A/R coated lenses may give off a greenish or pinkish look due to the coating's properties. The better the coating, the less noticeable this will be. When people look at you, they will not see any reflections off your lenses.