Remove Anti Reflective Coating From Glasses!




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StarofNite06: What about tinted lenses? Mine have been driving me insane. The scratched tint. Its my only pair as well

Mark Newitt: This looked like it was going to work, but didn't. How long should I let the glasses soak for? I have tried a few times and nothing! Help...

Alagathevictor: Why would you do this? who scratches their glasses? On a watch I can understand it but on glasses you need the coating, otherwise your eyes get tired from all the reflection

ARIZJOE: 1. I have a coating with is now coming off, and distorting my vision. However, my lenses in my glasses are made of a polymer also, not glass. Would it be safe to use the Wipe 'n Clean solution on my lenses? 2. Is the microfiber cloth use to remove small bits of the coating, after you have used the scraper?

Blair Maynard: This AR coating is just a gimmick to get us to buy new lenses every couple of years. I have had glasses where I requested no coating of any sort and something started delaminating a year or two later. :(

Nicole Wells: You don't have an antireflective coating, you have a scratch coating. If you cleaned your lenses properly, they will not scratch. 

Ryan Kramer: Quick point about microfiber cloth, they usually sell it in automotive paint areas as well.

Cindy Cooper: Thank you for posting this. The anti-reflective coating I have has ruined my $500 lenses and Lenscrafters refused to offer a solution other than buying new lenses. The problem was caused by frequent travel to the Caribbean and dealing with white, steamy looking airflow on airplanes as they cooled the plane with the AC before take-off. I could watch the coating bubble before my eyes! Doesn't have ANY thing to do with how I care for my glasses.

Kathy Nguyen: Most Premium Coating have 2 years warranty which cover for scratches and damages to lenses. Plus most optical lab have 30 to 60 days policy for you to remove the coating. How do I know this? I worked at an optometry for 8 years. 

Michael Jamont: I left my glasses in the hot car and then later that evening when I came back to put them on I noticed it was blurry against light is that the AR Coating?

Emilee R. Gonzalez: My glasses are horrible. I'm going to try this tonight. Hope it works. 

Harke Juice: This happened to mines too, thanks so much for the tip Peter, definitely saved me some sanity as well.

paulanderson79: Why would you want to remove the coatings??? That's plain stupid !!! Try buying some top class lenses (I currently have Carl Zeiss lenses) and you'll find the coatings practically impossible to scratch.

Conans River: windex and your thumbnail work as well

Polychrome1201: I am totally going to try this ASAP. Thanks for the vid!

Ethan r: i just wish glasses would have a warranty for this kind of thing i just think its so messed up it happens then its like i guess it gonna cost me 500 i dont have for new ones but thanks for making the vid i will have to try it was use using my finger nail at work to try and get it off bc it just look crappy bad enough i have to wear glasses in the first place but the glaases looking crapty on top of it is like fml lol 

6ettinold: Peter - Flents Wipe N Clear isn't so easy to find in the UK. Before I ordered some on eBay, I trailed a few things in the kitchen. We have some in-wash stain remover here in the UK called ACE ( £1 a litre bottle at many discount stores ). Soaked an old lens overnight in a capful of Ace and the AR coating looked like it had broken-down this morning. One single wipe with a cloth and the coating was removed. No damage to the lens. I'm not if you can get hold of this stuff in the US but it worked a treat! 

Randy Brown: Went to walmart, got this product, worked all afternoon trying to remove the coating. Scratches just kept getting worse. I'm going to try buffing with a dremel I guess. Disapointed, I hoped this would solve my problem.

Yesquiet: Thanks for making this video ....... after removing the scratches a year ago ...... are they getting scratched again .. ? .... or have you been so careful that they have remained pretty clear .. ? ....... Been tempted to have them re-coated for the anti-glare properties .. ? .... my glasses now have some light glaring ...... but I'll endure that if necessary .... I am wearing them again

Liz Bauer: What if you don't have a scraper like that?

Michael Jamont: Does this work on plastic lenses?

Aurélien Carnoy: Thank you, you are an inspiration for all of us. what we are witnessing is "Planned obsolescence"

Greg Quillen: Yeah mine has bubbles or something in it. Never knew how to get rid of. Was just about to try to find glass polishers. Thanks for the help. Got to try this

Matt McNeil: Great vid, this worked perfectly on my Superfocus glasses. I was going to go get some of the product you mentioned, but I tried Windex and it worked like a charm. I can see again!

JT: I don;t think this works well on all coatings, just anti-reflection coatings. The anti scratch coatings reportedly don't react to the same chemicals as the AR coatings. I could not effectively remove my AS coatings this way. 

James Prest: Dude... you saved me about $150 - $200. THANKS SO MUCH!!! I mean like... YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK MAN!!! I can see now... it worked!

AurumDream: I am so glad to run into this useful information; I am so glad to know that I am not alone. I have worn eyeglasses for 50 years, I know how to take care my eyeglasses - never use any Coating and never got scratch "on the lenses" before. Now, I wear "Varilux Comfort Progressives High Index 1.67" (about $615.00). Even force to buy my 2nd replaced lenses, the lens manufactory still INSISTS on putting all kinds of coatings - Scratch Resistant Coating, Anti-Glare Coating, Ultraviolet Treatment which left me with no choice, much less of its grade. Even with more cares, however, the coating chips again 1 year later. How about other types of coatings? Does anyone has the same, chippings / crakes, problems with coating other than AR COATING? Maybe I should refuse all of the coatings on my expensive lenses. It is not cheapness issue, not caring issue; It is the coating issue. It is the business trick how eyeglass industry makes us to buy new eyeglasses every 1 or 2 years, regardless our prescription is changed or not.

smoothkaos2: This does NOT only happen to cheap AR coatings. I paid for the extra so-called good stuff and for no apparent reason at all the inner part of my left lens (next to my eye), which is almost impossible to scratch, decided to have all of these hair line little scratches appear where the coating is coming off. They say it looks like I scratched them so warranty wouldn't cover it but I'm OCD about my glasses/sunglasses and would know if I was responsible. Anyway it pissed me of so I'm now scouring youtube for a solution. Hope this works. 

Melisa Funer: I'm going to try this with my glasses today. I am so sick of the scratches! I hope it works.

Yono Soyel: Does it work to get rid of the mirror coating on sunglasses?

Callista Lee: Thank you soooooooo much! I was just about to head out the door to take my glasses in to the optometrist's to have the coating removed. I stopped by a few weeks ago and they told me I'd have to get new lenses so I was prepared to go in to fight with them today to just remove the darn coating. I've had trouble with it on glasses before but on this pair its has just been nuts. Now I'm thinking that the reason they are no longer selling glasses cleaner at that shop is that they realised that it was what was causing the problem! Grrrrr. I'll do it myself. Thank you again. 

TheWcr84: I'm not sure. But I think windex would work as well. Maby even stronger 

AurumDream: Oh, this reminds me that the chippings started spreading like web after I had my eyeglasses PROFESSIONAL cleaned in the optical shop, probably with the same chemical ingredients or the coating just could not withstand the vibration. 

Eric Musick: Will this work on glass lenses?

Liz Bauer: What if you don't have a scraper like that?

keend0g: Peter, are those glass lenses in the video? I have an AR coating on a pair of glass lenses that is scratchy and hazy. same problem. I guess I don't have much to lose at this point, I either try this or get new lenses (these are only 2 years old). Hope to hear from you. 

missinugianna: Looked up the price everyone...$2.88 a bottle. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Flents-Wipe-n-Clear-Eyeglass-Lens-Cleaner-8-Oz/10315890#Product+Reviews .......Thanks for posting this!! Hopefully I can fix my glasses that I bought for $360.00. This will kill me if I can't fix them.

patti wathen: never get hairspray on your anti-reflective lenses. it ruins them!

smoothkaos2: Thanks Peter. I'm going out today after work to buy some of the cleaner. Fingers are crossed! 

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GraemeCree: The stuff is actually called Wipe 'N Clear. If you go looking for Wipe 'n Clean, you'll be looking a long time.

Prateexit Sagar: hey can u tell how to remove the uv ray protection film from the glass?

Kitty Kurth: I bought two pairs of glasses the same week from two different places. The A/R coating on the pair from For Eyes is still perfect three years later, the A/R coating on the pair from Macy's Optical was totally scratched and impossible to see out of after less than a year. The glasses have been sitting on a shelf, but I am going to try to remove the A/R coating tomorrow.

CountyOrdinance: I also use zenni. No problems. I even teach a sunday school with young kids who grab my glasses and whatnot. I've smudged them, they fall off when I'm running, sand gets on 'em, etc etc. No problem. I have only 1 scratch, from the time I dropped them and stepped on them, crushing the glass into the tile on my kitchen floor. I love the oleophobic lenses, they're easy to clean. Just takes the edge of my shirt and one swipe. The best part is that my glasses were $35 w/shipping. Zenni is awesome.

faro0485: Well there's always pinhole glasses.

Peter Dudycz: I've taken good care of my glasses. The last pair I own cost around $400. It depends what company makes them. Some get cheap and use a crappy coating.

citiwide318: And no it's not a scam that your eye care professional is try to "up sell" you with A/R coatings. A/R coatings help improve over all clarity of the lenses and help reduce eye issues affiliated with cataracts and light sensitive vision. And premium grades are also baked onto the lenses to help fuse into the hydrophobic material of the lenses. So don't shoot down A/R period just yet. Standard grades have to be offered because of many insurance providers give you selective coverage amounts on them.

Nightbird: Thanks for the recommendation..and their website does look great. My last pair came from the greateyeglasses website, but Zenni's prices & styles are much better. I couldn't find the "oleophobic" lenses you mentioned. Are they their standard lens, or is there a box you can click to request them?

Peter Dudycz: I would not recommend nail polish remover. I tried that on an older pair of glasses, it discolored the plastic and made it white.

Higgfarm: The coating on my $400 Dolce and Gabanas started to come off. When I asked my optometrist he said, "Glasses coatings are only meant to last 2-3 years, so the fact they have lasted this long is remarkable. Unfortunately there isn't a way to fix those lenses, so if you are wanting to keep them, I would suggest being very careful when you clean them to keep the coating from coming off. The other option would be to replace them." I wish they'd told me this when I bought them!
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