anti-glare treatment is appearing as scratches on the lenses
how do get rid of anti-glare scratches appearing on my prescription lenses?
mkettler, the anti-glare coating is placed over the lens and if you scratch it, then there is no way to buff it out. It must be replaced. That, of course, means replacing the entire lens. You may want to take a look at this product and see if it works. Safest would be to replace your lenses without the anti-glare coating......Hope this helps, good luck.
I have abandoned using coatings on my eyeglasses. Areas of the coatings eventually deteriorate after repeated cleanings and reduce visibility. This is not a scratch issue since I carefully wash my lenses before drying them with a microfiber cloth. With the lens coated, I had to replace the lenses about every year. Without the lens coatings and by continuing with careful cleaning, my glasses have lasted over four years and are virtually scratch free. I should mention that initially I was a little annoyed by reflections but soon adjusted to this change. I concur with the other reports that coatings cannot be repaired and that lenses must be replaced. So the bottom line is" Is the benefit of having a $20 coating worth more to you than having it wear out in a year and cause the need to replace your lenses?"
A damaged AR coating cannot be repaired. However, the coating can be removed using a stripping agent. If the damage did not severely compromise the underlying hard coat or lens material then the AR coating can be reapplied.
If the underlying hard coat is damaged then this to can be reapplied and then the AR coat reapplied .
The hard coat is the base upon which the AR coat is deposited.
If the damage has affected the lens material itself then there is no other option than to replace the entire lens.
I am an optician who has been in practice for 18 years and who runs an optical lab manufacturing optical lenses with hard coatings and AR coatings.
Well..... If I am right, the only way to fix this up is re-make or re-order lenses with coating.
In my glasses the coating manifested many fine cracks in the coating. These may appear as scratches but in careful observation one can see they are not scratches due to the way they intersect.