How To Remove Coating From Prescription Glasses

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How To Remove a Coating From Prescription Glasses

In modern glasses, there is frequently an anti-reflective coating applied to the lens’ front and back surfaces to improve optical performance. However, since it is a very thin layer, it can easily scratch, which can compromise the lens’ performance.

Nonetheless, it is not possible to repair the anti-reflective coating. Therefore, you have the option of replacing your glasses lenses or removing the damaged coating.

Nonetheless, if you are unfamiliar with the process of removing coating from glasses, keep reading and you will discover reliable methods.

When it comes to removing coatings from glasses, there are some differences between plastic glasses and glass lenses, so it is important to identify the type of lens material beforehand.

How to Tell If Lenses Are Plastic or Glasses?

The best way to ascertain whether your glasses are made of glass or plastic is to consult the optician who sold them to you. If you do not wish to consult an optician, sound, weight, and temperature can help you determine the type of glasses.

If the lens emits a high, ringing tone when lightly tapped against your teeth or your ring, it is a pair of glasses. However, if the plastic emits a low thud, it is a pair of eyeglasses.

In addition, the weight of glass lenses makes them feel colder to the touch, while the insulation of plastic lenses makes them feel warmer.

The next step in the process is to demonstrate how to remove the coating from glasses after you have learned what lenses you have.

How to Remove Coating from Plastic Glasses?

It is necessary to prepare certain items before attempting to remove the coating from plastic glasses, including etching cream, cotton buds or a small brush, rubber gloves, protective glasses, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

We will now demonstrate how to remove the coating from glasses.

  1. Scoop a small amount of etching cream with a cotton swab. Carefully apply it to the entire lens surface (both the front and the back).

  2. Give it five minutes to sit.

  3. Use another cotton swab to scrub the lens surface (both on the front and on the back).

  4. Using soap and water, thoroughly clean the area.

In case some coating remains, repeat the processes until all steps have been completed. Once all steps have been completed, the coating can be removed successfully from plastic glasses.

How to Remove Coating from Glass Lenses?

There are a number of things that are required in order to remove anti-glare coatings from glass lenses, including isopropyl alcohol, a plastic scraper, salt water, water, a plate or bowl, and a plastic scraper.

We will now demonstrate how to remove the coating from glasses.

  1. One part saltwater should be mixed with five parts isopropyl alcohol.

  2. You should place your glasses on a plate and pour out the prepared solution so that the lenses are completely submerged in the solution.

  3. For the anti-reflective coating to soften, let it sit in the solution for one hour.

  4. Using a plastic scraper, remove the anti-reflective coating.

After that, you have removed the coating from the glass lenses.