piewolfe: I made my cheap $800 glasses better than new. To remove the factory
coating on my cheap $800 plastic lenses, I used Armour Etch, etching cream.
I dabbed a small spot on each lens and coated the complete area. Let it
soak for fifteen minutes then rub in tight circles until the solution dries
and lifts off the coating. It might take more than one application to
completely remove it. Once the coating is gone, any scratches can be
polished out with Novus 2, fine polishing cream. This is a product is for
Lexan motorcycle wind shields. After finger polishing for an hour on each
lens, they were completely clear. No scratches at all.
ChameleonMD123: Coffee drinkers beware. Heat destroys coatings and if you sip hot coffee
the steam will ruin them.
Melissa Baker: Did you see the u tube clip not far from yours, I shows how to remove this
protective coating to fix it for only 3 dollars.
Sandra Babcock: its not free. I had to pay for it. My last glasses did not have it.
Bernie Carney: My glasses went like this after cpl o yrs . Paid £250 for new pair
perscription hadnt changed ..decided to try the suntan lotion trick. just
my luck it works. rub the lenses with suncream and soft cloth and it
removes all coating crystal clear finish
Blackdog4818: Sears is AWFUL...worst glasses ever. Their coating peels off in less than a
wdwrxco: I don't believe that's a SRC, I think it's a cheap crappy lens (probably
polycarb) with a cheap crappy A/R coating. In any event, no lens is gonna
last you 5 years, besides that, your Rx is probably outdated. Quit being
such a cheapskate and just buy some new lenses. And don't buy them from the
cheapest place you can find, either, or you'll probably go through this
HackingDutchman: This is only a problem on cheap glasses.......
Kathy Kirk: Lots of people have told me that scratch Resist lenses were not good
AurumDream: That is not scratch of the lenses, it is the crakes and chips of the
plastic material of the coating. It is the coating onto the lenses,
expensive or cheap. All optical shop refuses to NOT to coat it, so that the
problem of coating will force us to buy new pair, regardless our
prescription is changed or not. It is a business trick!!!!
jay capp: Thanks! Good information.
Pete Watson: 6 months for me and they're a mess. Sears Optical.
Tony King: I bought glasses for the 2nd time in 3 yrs as rx changed. I only used
eyeglass clean kit from sears, same place I got the glasses from and was
told 90 warranty. I came back with scratches and upset that my no line
progressive was not set right and they did not honor the warranty they
stated when I was purchasing. I will never go to sears or the other place
that had to change their name from too many complaints. Truth is there is a
monopoly for eyeglasses in the US by the firm called luxottica based in
italy and owns 99% of all eyeglass makers. They just work around monopoly
laws to gauge consumers. Write your congressman who most likely has
luxottica as one of his contributors for re-election. LMAO AT ALL OF US WHO
VOTE AS NORMAL. CHANGE THE VOTE AND VOTE FOR THE GUY WITH NO MONEY SUPPORT.
Annie Lenihan: This has happened to me three times. It always happens at six months. It's
not just Sears. It's the labs they are using. Someone told me that there
are only a couple of labs that actually do lenses. Anyone know if this is
true. My glasses are guaranteed for a year so I had them replaced after the
first time at six months and then when it happened again, six months later,
they wouldn't cover them. Total rip off.
somelikeitcold1: thats exactly what happened to mine
noshtime: 5 years? thats a long time for glasses man. although that circular mark
looks to be from when it was edged and they had it on the wrong setting and
crushed it. but still... 5 years out of your glasses is good.
electricxforest: Well did you wipe your eyeglasses corectly it seems you did not sense they
look that way. I have had glasses for a long time and yes i have anti
scrath and anti glare which make them even more sensetive so ofcourse you
did something wrong. It seems you wiped in a circular motion or with a
paper towel or something along those lines
jr.: and i'm sure most of opticalbob's eyewear pricetag is in the frames, not
the lenses. right bob? that's pretty much been my experience. yeah, i'm
sure there's probably higher quality lenses for those who can afford it.
but i bet most folks get standard lenses.
jan fisher: My glasses are made of plastic not glass, so I'm unsure whether this would
Anni Smythe: This is the eyewear industry's answer to the old concept of
'built-in-obsolescence'. That the coating has broken down in only a few
year's time is not as indicative of user abuse as it is of cheapening-down
the product, the end result of which is premature dissatisfaction on the
part of the consumer leading to a new purcha$e. Keep your receipts and know
warranty limits! Demand warranty service!
kriegdouch: take brake cleaner to it lol
Timothy Hedrick: Had the same problem. You can salvage those by removing what remains of the
AR coating. Search YouTube for "How to remove anti-reflective coating."
There is a good video on how to do it and it is remarkably easy. Not sure
if it is safe for plastic but works well for glass ones.
CaptWhooahh: You can easily remove all of the scratch resistant and/or anti-glare
coatings by applying a product called "Amour Etch" found at craft stores
like Michael's for approx. $12. ********CAUTION: only works on PLASTIC lens
- NOT GLASS lens******** Steps: 1. Apply on lens (thick) 2. Let stand 5
min. 3. rinse well with water and soap 4. Repeat if needed (usually takes
2-3 treatments) Glasses will be clear and look brand new !!! Do NOT use on
GLASS lens - Only PLASTIC lens. Enjoy seeing - WHOOAHH
blacktippydog: I have the same problem with my glasses, never had problems when i had real
glass but it is too heavy. I think the whole eye glass industry is a big
Scott McCallum: 1) either a faulty batch of lenses and the coating has continued to degrade
or 2) judging by the discolouration of the nosepads, the dirt gathered on
the monofilament cord the lenses don't get cleaned and are battered about
and handled improperly, causing scratches in the lenses and foreign bodies
to infiltrate the coating. My opinion, probably 1) and 2). Advice ? Don't
get rimless and avoid an M.A.R. at all costs !!!
no youtube name: Oh and Steve won't be needing glasses anymore.
Alex Hunley: @mewfables, you missed the point of my comment. When we buy car, we are
given a manual that says when to expect parts like filters and pad to need
replacing, when we buy processed foods we are told when to expect it to go
bad. With glasses we are not told that the coating will breakdown. My point
was not to debate the sensibilty of applying to coating, its the failure to
disclaim its limitations.
jeremy feeleu: wow your have had your 5 yrs! I am on my 2nd pair and ive had then for half
BigBadKal50: Thanks for video. I bought glasses made by Italee and requested no coating
for a few reasons. It was applied anyway and went bad. Finally got lenses
replaced, optometrist paid for Italee to do this, and they went bad again
in a year and a few weeks. My loss . The coating is coming off again. I
clean them in the recommended way, and they never leave my face in day- so
no finger pointing about hot cars work. I always been able to keep my
glasses for 7 yrs. until these coatings came!!
jr.: what cleanser do you use to clean your lenses? it looks like that might be
the problem. try not using anything too strong, like Windex, etc. I
personally use alcohol, which is what I was told they use at the optical
store i got my glasses from. and i think bob hit the nail on the head with
his 2nd point. have your glasses ever been exposed to heat/sun/left in a
car on a summer day?
Anni Smythe: Numerous complications with Lasik (some serious). Presbyopia significantly
worsened by Lasik in myopes.
magiccaloy1972: get essilor crizal
opticalbob1: ...and you will scratch the lenses beyond use in doing so.
Viento Enpopa: Of course! he can afford to get a new par of glasses, but unfortunatly he
can't ware them any longer. The story your are telling here is the same one
as mine. Just no more anti-reflex coating for my glasses. They realize that
with the coating they sell a lot more glasses and that's why they are
giving it for free.
Aerophyle: you sound very tired.
Baba Loo: "Supposed" has two syllables- "spouse" has only one. That would have been a
clue to most people.
BFKate: I got my lenses replaced with crown glass lenses. No coatings and it is
tougher than plastic and scratches can be repaired. The drawback is they
are slightly heavier than plastic and can shatter when dropped. They are so
much cheaper than plastic lenses.
Siana Gearz: Uncoated plastic doesn't have good optical properties, that's why you can't
(and don't want to) get uncoated plastic. My guess is, yours wasn't applied
very well, so it started coming off - of course you could expect it to do
so eventually, but not in the first 3 months.
no youtube name: You remind me of Milton from Office Space, haha.
laurenandmadison: anyhow...you are supposed to get a new Rx every year. Would you be upset if
the pills you take are degraded after a year? Even more would you take
pills you have had in your cabinet for five years? Anti-reflective coating
is great but not suggested for people who aren't diligent about cleaning
their glasses properly and keeping them away from chemicals like hairspray
Paul Mitchell: This is a problem with the anti-reflective coating, not the scratch
resistant surface. The optician making the lens also beat up the surface
during the edging. I always hated these coating in the past on my glasses
but the newest coatings are MUCH better. Full disclosure: I am an
ophthalmologist. All my glasses now have anti-reflective. The ones I have
on now have four year old lenses. Quality of coating matters!
TracyElise2020: The life time of lenses is about 1-2 years. Do you keep your tires for 10
years and complain when the tread wears off? Come on now!
Jl Summe: @DaWorldLoves That circle looks like where they blocked up the lens in the
edger and maybe forgot to put the ar sticker on, pressure and stress on
that circle during edging.
austinbeauty: A simple application of Armour Etch will remove the coating and return your
lenses to their original state.
jr.: your frames don't look damaged, all you probably need is a new pair of
lenses (if you'd like to keep those frames and save a few $). frames equal
the bulk of the price in a new pair of glasses, esp. designer or name brand
frames. i'm sure the bulk of your price tag was for the frames, not the
lenses. i can probably get a pair of anti-reflective/Transition/scratch
resistant lenses for under $100 (pair). and depending on which frames i
choose will determine how much more the total will be.
vampire847: you're spouse to get new glasses every 2 years=/
opticalbob1: 1st. Your Rx is only good for 1-2 years, meaning you need a new exam and
possibly new glasses every couple years. 2nd. As others have said, the
pressure applied while edging was too high, resulting in the circles you
see. 3rd. The leneses have either been exposed to heat (left inside a car
on a summer day, etc) or cleaned with a harsh cleanser, like Windex. 4th.
If you want quality eyewear, you need to shop at a quality optician, not a
discounter. I routinely sell eyewear over $1200/pair.
MrKingdig: Yes you've nailed it.All suppliers want to dip into your pocket on a
regular basis once they have you onboard.Consumer action is the way to
defeat it.If you dont take it back they've won.And when you return it for a
refund or a repair make sure your timing is right and your voice is good
and loud ie make sure your infront of several potential customers.Unless
businesses profits are hit by supplying shody goods,then they'll carry on
supplying them,its as simple as that.
Chris Beard: After a career in spectacle design and selection just a few comments. It IS
possible to order spectacle lenses without surface hard coating. It's that
simple. Those lenses should have been returned for a complete remake at n/c
to the patient. Reputable sources for high quality lenses would NEVER want
a patient to wear such lenses. Our lenses have a full 2 year warranty
covering scratching or any lens defects. You say those are about 5 years
old?? Was that your last eye exam? If so, not good!
SkinHealthBeauty: I have had the very same proble with my glasses. They are ruined due to the
"scratch resistant" coating that came automatically with my glasses. I got
them at WalMart (my first mistake) and two years later, the coating was
pulling away from the edges all around each lens and bubbling up in other
places. I can't even get the district manager of the optical center to
return my calls over the past several weeks. The local optical center at
WalMart has been no help at all.