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Old 09-27-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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Angry Scratched up glasses - any way to fix?!

The "protective" anti-glare and anti-scratch coating has been coming off for a while and it is totaly F'ing my my vision. It isn't really a 'scratch' - like as f I had dropped them - but more like a super thin layer of the plastic is coming off.

It is royally pissing me off today.

Can I buff them with polishing compound? (buff right out)
Or would that make it much worse??

How about trying to wet-sand them? (dumb idea, but an idea none the less)

I have to do something cuz I just can't wear them like this. And I don't have anothe pair of glasses so this is bad news.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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You have to get them professionally repaired. I had a pair wear that wore off and there was no solution but to get some new lenses

If you have insurance, shouldn't be a big deal just getting the lenses replaced. Try and find a place with a quick turnaround, or plan it around when you have a day off and won't depend on them.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thats the reason why I stopped wearing plastic lenses. I've had my current glasses for 6 years, and there isn't one scratch on them.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:46 PM   #4
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How long have you had them? and if not that long, then try to take them too
the place you got them and see if they can repair them for you. I would think
that they would want to keep your business and take care of the problem for
you. I would also try another Optomitrist and see if they can help you out,and
intern try to earn your future business
Good Luck


BTW- I went with LASIK
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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get new eyeballs.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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I went through this issue 2 weeks ago, and had to resort to getting new lenses.
I was hoping that I could polish the scratches out of the old ones, but no luck.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:55 PM   #7
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get new lenses. it's the only way.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:56 PM   #8
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I got these like 2-3 years ago. The coating actually started coming off a while ago, but only until recently has it gotten to the point where I can actually see it when trying to see through the glasses... and today for some reason it is really bad.

Like I actually have to twist my head a little to get my line of sight off the chipped areas. Not sure what made it worse today - cleaned them on my cotton shirt.

If I had insurance for glasses I would probably make an appointment right now, but I don't. And glasses can get quite expensive very quickly.

I thought I had seen a commercial on TV for some scratch remover - it was a clear liquid that was supposed to fill in the scartches. I might have to go hit up CVS cuz I can't live with these glasses for very long. UGH!

Concerning LASIK - I sooooooooooooooooo would love to have that done (espesially since my eye sight is so bad) but I still don't trust the procedure.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:57 PM   #9
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Stop placing them lens side down, or dropping them, or using a t-shirt to clean them...
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:59 PM   #10
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get new lenses. it's the only way.
Yep. I've worn glasses for over 50 years. You may be able to get them recoated, but if they're scratched, they're history.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:59 PM   #11
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Stop placing them lens side down, or dropping them, or using a t-shirt to clean them...
I have had glasses my whole life and never had a problem like this - I mean a real scratch I can deal with and I can understand, but this is the coating itself is like chipping off.

Soooo tempted with LASIK... sooooo tempted.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:21 PM   #12
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Soooo tempted with LASIK... sooooo tempted.
I hear that after the 10 year mark, your eyeballs fall out.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:34 PM   #13
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I hear that after the 10 year mark, your eyeballs fall out.
Itz bean tin yers sene mi lacic iey hav noe broblum. Dam thiz braille
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:20 PM   #14
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Jeweler's rouge and LOTS of elbow grease will polish glasses like new.
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:26 PM   #15
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T shirts are the worse thing evar for glasses.. microfiber cloths pick them up at your local sunglass hut
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:32 PM   #16
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If I had insurance for glasses I would probably make an appointment right now, but I don't. And glasses can get quite expensive very quickly.
Do you have http://www.twopair.com/index.cfm by you? I bought 4 pairs of glasses, and paid under $200 bucks. They aren't crappy/ugly - lenses/frames, either.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:00 PM   #17
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Jeweler's rouge and LOTS of elbow grease will polish glasses like new.
Are you serious? Where would I get this jeweler's rouge that you speak of? (would a jewlery store be too obvious of an answer? )

I was thinking maybe buffing or polishing compund - like the stuff they have for car paint. That stuff is supposed to give you a shiny smooth surface right?


I just hit up CVS and Target and I couldn't find that scratch-remover liquid stuff... but Target had an eye place and the lady said that it was the anti-glare coating that was coming off (will NEVER get it again ) and she said that they couldn't take that coating off, but the original place might be able to. I don't really feal like deal with that place again - and it was around 3 years ago, so they will probably try blowing me off.

I was gonna go hit up Lenscrafters since they are next to my house, but they close surprisingly early. I have always gotten my glasses from them in the past but the last time I switched to this "real" eye doctor - that was a mistake.


OVRCLKDSBIOTCH - nope, don't have that place around here.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:16 PM   #18
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I was gonna go hit up Lenscrafters since they are next to my house, but they close surprisingly early. I have always gotten my glasses from them in the past but the last time I switched to this "real" eye doctor - that was a mistake.
Lenscrafters is okay, too. They usually run good deals. I think there is one now that if you buy frames and then in a week or so you decide you don't like them, they will let you pick out another pair for free. (not sure of all the details, but it's worth looking into)


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OVRCLKDSBIOTCH - nope, don't have that place around here.
That sucks. Good luck, man.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:19 PM   #19
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I once saw an infomercial on a product that takes scratches off of lenses, might want to try that because I'm sure it works!





.....only $9.99 and we'll double the size and throw in a free towel...only 2 minutes remain!!!
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:23 PM   #20
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I once saw an infomercial on a product that takes scratches off of lenses, might want to try that because I'm sure it works!





.....only $9.99 and we'll double the size and throw in a free towel...only 2 minutes remain!!!

OMG! Do you have the sale promotion code handy so I can get in on this great deal?
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