scratched plastic lens

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Killinchy, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Killinchy

    Killinchy Guest

    One lens (plastic and coated) has a lot of very small scratches on it. The
    other is fine. I've been very careful with my glasses - I use lots of
    cleaner and only cotton to clean them. It might be the coating coming away.
    The glasses are from lenscrafter who quoted me a whopping $200 to replace
    the lens.

    I've a rock polishing kit - all the powders. Can I polish the lens ??

    In six week my health plan kicks in, but at present I don't see much out of
    my left eye.

    Are all plastic lenses and coating equal? I don't want my new glasses going


    Killinchy, Nov 26, 2003
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  2. Killinchy

    Mark A Guest

    I assume you mean that the lens has AR coating. Not all AR coatings are
    equal in terms of durability. Name brand AR coatings like Crizal and those
    from the major lens manufacturers are much better than ordinary AR coatings
    that you may now have. However, some of cheaper AR coatings can be stripped
    and reapplied, whereas the better ones cannot.

    You will have no luck trying to polish the scratches out.
    Mark A, Nov 26, 2003
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