Eyeglasses Lenses Ruined By Scratch Resistant Coating

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Cecil Fergie: BS you have to pay extra for the coating its like 35.00 do not get it. It does not come with the glasses.

elizabeth west: I've been getting the thinner poloycarbonate lenses since they first started making them. Every time I replace my glasses by 6 months in the coating is peeling just like yours. They are guaranteed for a year and I get the lenses replaced each year for free. Unfortunately I need to keep my glasses for two years so I spend a year with the lenses all peeled. I'm going next month to get a new pair and I'm requesting it without the scratch proofing. It can't possibly be any worse without it.

KoolBreeze420: I had a choice if I wanted the coating or not so that doesn't make sense that you can't get lenses without it............

James Stewart: Anti reflective coatings back in 2005 are nothing like the anti reflective and scratch coatings of today. Also eye glasses for 5 years! Man anyways don't worry if you get anti reflective now. Just be careful with them and they will take care of you. 

Blackdog4818: Sears is AWFUL...worst glasses ever. Their coating peels off in less than a year.

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. 

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.   

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 

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 again

jay capp: Thanks! Good information.

HackingDutchman: This is only a problem on cheap glasses.......

Kathy Kirk: Lots of people have told me that scratch Resist lenses were not good

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.

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!!!!

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.

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.

jan fisher: My glasses are made of plastic not glass, so I'm unsure whether this would be safe?
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