Ken Best: My "glasses" are plastic, by the way. It worked fine for me.
Ken Best: Isopropyl alcohol (which I had in my first aid kit and is the main ingredient of the Flents Lens Cleaner) and my thumbnail were all I needed to remove my anti-reflective coating. Worked perfectly on lenses that were made by WalMart!
THANK YOU! I can see again!
SanctusFides: I had no luck with this at all. 2 older pairs that had reflective coating coming off, not scratched mind you, the circle splotches of the coating chipping off.
Took the lenses out of my frames and soaked them for 3 minutes. Used a ballpoint pen cap to gently brush at the edges of the lenses to get it to peel, didn't work. Tried to gently brush the edges of where the coating had already peeled, and it didn't work.
Instead all it did was scratch the uncoated part to high hell. Now it's even harder than ever to see out of those and made them completely useless.
If anyone experienced this but was able to salvage it, please let me know. As of now, this was a colossal failure.
Krisztián Kovács: This is for glass and not for plastic lenses:)
Rosalie Senter: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WORKED FOR ME.......
AAN GEE: This is amazing and really works! I hada 300 dollar pair of glasses that i could not see through at all and they are like new! Im so grateful!
Adrian Skibicki: Better learn how to clean your glasses...
Johanan Gates: You showed the ingredient and it is alcohol. Save yourself some more money now. :)
Brian Corcoran: Good job, Buddy. Thanks for the info!
Peter Dudycz (Phathom): BTW, this is not a scam. I am a real person and I did do this. It all depends on the type of protective coating on the lenses. Mine had a cheap coating.
spottymaldoon: Well done - I also dislike anti-reflective coatings as they tend to age the glasses prematurely and, so it seems, most glasses sold today have them. You could suggest that this is a 'planned obsolescence' strategy but I am not a conspiracy theorist - I just like seeing through a simple pair of clean glasses! If removing the coating still leaves scratches (often does) these can be removed with fine metal polish or even toothpaste and a very soft cloth - so long as the scratches aren't too deep. Opticians HATE us doing this - can you guess why?
Dee Fox: Thank you so much for this film. The coatings on my high index lenses suddenly started to degrade, in the UK it costs around £240 for new lenses so i was quite upset! After watching this film I ordered Wipe n Clear from Amazon on Saturday (£7.99), it arrived today (Monday) and my partner has just finished removing the coating as you directed. To start with I tried myself but gave up after about 10 minutes. My partner is quite tenacious and enjoys a challenge. With the help of a car windscreen ice scraper they had the job done in around 30 minutes.
Grail Gal: My glasses have been soaking for a month now - no real difference. I guess I'm off to the optician.
Paula Kenny: You make that look very easy.Last night I soaked the glasses 12 minutes the first time while trying to find something to scrape with. Tried various household objects but anything sharp enough to remove it was also leaving scratches on the lens. Soaked another 10 minutes and tried again. This removed about 75% of the coating, but again, it left scratches. Soaked cotton balls in solution this morning and left them on the areas with coating left, after about 5 minutes I got the rest of the coating off. Would I do this again? No, even the blurs are better than the scratches Now I HAVE to replace the glasses for sure.
Joseph Easly: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IM GOING TO WALL MART TO GET THE CLEANER THIS HAPPEN TO MY GLASSES 2 TIMES I WAS TOLD IT STARTED FROM WORKING IN KITCHEN AND GOING TO A WALK IN COOLOR HEAT TO COLD AT MY JOB ILL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS FOR ME THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR VIDEO
Ngamer834: I sympathise Just bought brand new glasses with Anti reflective and they're already scratched. My old glasses had that coating and lasted years, so perhaps it's a quality issue.
Idolomantis diabolica: THANK YOU! I thought I was gonna need new glasses.
Shelly Brown: I hate shopping at WalMart so went to Fred Meyers to pick up some of this Wipe and Clear and also Armour Etch. I saw this video but wasn't sure it would work so figured I'd get a back up and read lots of reviews about Armour Etch working well. However, Fred Meyer's didn't carry either so I remembered reading you can use car wax so I figured I'd give that a try. Tried it on the left lens and holy cow - I couldn't see AT ALL, it was so scratched and cloudy. So then I went searching for Armour Etch but despite having multiple hobby stores here, none of them carry it. Finally sent my son to WalMart because I was desperate. He found the Wipe and Clear. I soaked for about 20-30 minutes, then used a credit card to scratch the coating off. Still very scratched and cloudy. Was losing faith this would work for me. After the third soak and scratch I finally saw a glimmer of hope as a small clear area broke through. Have soaked and scraped probably 6 times now - tempted to leave them overnight but this is my only pair of glasses as I lost my others and put off getting in to replace them so this is it. My point is the AR coating is not coming off easily, but it IS coming off. I can actually wear my glasses now with only spots of limited/blurred vision whereas I couldn't see out of them at all after the turtle wax. Hoping to get it all off before work tomorrow!
Bryan Barnard: Thanks for posting this, Peter. I used the same product and got excellent results following your lead. The coating on my lenses was on the inside surface, and all I had available for scraping was a cheap ballpoint pen cap, but it worked fine. Like you, my glasses were old enough to be sacrificial, and I needed results right away, which this delivered. Thanks again!
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