anyone have/had anti glare coating on Specsavers glasses?

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LocalFound 3rd Jul 2016
Has anyone had the anti glare coating from Specsavers recently?
How have you found it? I think I'd benefit from it due to night driving and computer use.

I've read online that anti glare is prone to scratching, dirt, grease etc. Is this true?

Does it come off if cleaned incorrectly?

Any experiences or opinions appreciated.
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I have it on my glasses. They are years old and still like new
My wife has it on her glasses and her prescription sunglasses, she drives an ambulance and has difficulty with glare from oncoming vehicles. With this coating she has no issues at all. She's had this pair for about 18 months with no issues, the coating has never come off.
Worth having. My glasses are years old and coating is still on. I never bothered once as thought I would save my money as the glasses were for watching tv and around house. I regretted it.
I had it done at Specsavers. Glasses went straight back for them to get if off! Horrible. On camera there should be less glare, but it looked worse. Wearing them I could just see a horrible green colour constantly. I will add that green does give me a headache, but even with a colour I can stand it would have bugged me.

It didn't work at all. I don't know if it was just how they did them, the type of glasses, the prescription or what. Heard many good stories, especially with people who do photo shoots and filming, but it made it worse for me.

Specsavers add an anti-scratch coating which should probably help with that issue.
I have it . Very beneficial! It's worth the extra to have this . Does what it says it should .
Had it for three years, no issues, I use specsavers own cleaner spray, gets them nice and clean, had the £4 ish size for the 3 yrs and its still going strong.
Thanks for the replies.

Is it true that the coating has s greenish or blue tinge to it? Can this be seen from the front or inside?
speedemon

Thanks for the replies. Is it true that the coating has s greenish or … Thanks for the replies. Is it true that the coating has s greenish or blue tinge to it? Can this be seen from the front or inside?



It's green. Far as I know it's always green. I could see it very clearly inside, all the time. I'm guessing it's not quite so bad for others as a lot seem to think it's a great option and I couldn't stand it, but either way it is something you can see from the inside (although possibly just from time to time normally). From the outside, it was green on photos. At any time you'd normally see glare there's probably a green tint.
speedemon

Thanks for the replies. Is it true that the coating has s greenish or … Thanks for the replies. Is it true that the coating has s greenish or blue tinge to it? Can this be seen from the front or inside?



I get it every time.

It has a blue/purplish tinge but nothing you see when wearing & nothing that people will notice when you wear them.

They appear clear unless you get up close in the right light. The colour is pretty much invisible.
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 4th Jul 2016
YouDontWantToKnow

I get it every time.It has a blue/purplish tinge but nothing you see when … I get it every time.It has a blue/purplish tinge but nothing you see when wearing & nothing that people will notice when you wear them.They appear clear unless you get up close in the right light. The colour is pretty much invisible.



Where do you get it done? Sounds far better than what I had!
GamingDevil

Where do you get it done? Sounds far better than what I had!



at least four or five different places:
started with specsavers
then tesco
then lensway
the googles4u

In the middle I bought another set from tesco & had to send back to get a refund. reflections from the front were fine but when you can see stuff from behind you reflecting on the back of the lenses you know they are out & out lethal.
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 4th Jul 2016
yes....worth the extra imo
YouDontWantToKnow

at least four or five different places:started with specsaversthen … at least four or five different places:started with specsaversthen tescothen lenswaythe googles4uIn the middle I bought another set from tesco & had to send back to get a refund. reflections from the front were fine but when you can see stuff from behind you reflecting on the back of the lenses you know they are out & out lethal.



Thanks It reflected on the back of the lenses when I had it done at Specsavers. Only place I've had it done. With it being Specsavers I assumed that's probably just how it was or it was because of my prescription or something. They didn't seem to think anything was wrong when I complained
GamingDevil

Thanks It reflected on the back of the lenses when I had it done at … Thanks It reflected on the back of the lenses when I had it done at Specsavers. Only place I've had it done. With it being Specsavers I assumed that's probably just how it was or it was because of my prescription or something. They didn't seem to think anything was wrong when I complained



You should have refused them because when you drive you can see whats behind you at the same time. Bloody dangerous having 2 visions at once.

I went nuts at Tesco. They were lethal.
YouDontWantToKnow

You should have refused them because when you drive you can see whats … You should have refused them because when you drive you can see whats behind you at the same time. Bloody dangerous having 2 visions at once. I went nuts at Tesco. They were lethal.



They took it off for me but didn't seem to see any issue with what I said. Already had arguments over the prescription before that was added. They believed driving with the new glasses was fine even though I said things were blurry, too bright and they just weren't right. I wasn't happy standing still with them on! I'll be avoiding that Specsavers, they can't seem to do anything right.

I didn't think so much about the danger, but you're right, I just couldn't stand seeing the colour. First time I'd had it done and had read others sometimes see the colour, but I was seeing the green constantly and that was horrible.
Hmm very mixed reviews here. Really not sure what I should do. What do you ppl think

If I had it and it wasn't working for me would Specsavers sort it for free. Or would it be chargeable.
speedemon

Hmm very mixed reviews here. Really not sure what I should do. What do … Hmm very mixed reviews here. Really not sure what I should do. What do you ppl think :|If I had it and it wasn't working for me would Specsavers sort it for free. Or would it be chargeable.



If it is done right you shouldn't really notice it and so it shouldn't be an issue. If they do it wrong then it'll be horrible and you won't want it. In which case they'd sort it for free, it's their mistake. Having said that, not sure if I paid for having it and now have glasses without it and never got any money back. So make sure they refund you too if you pay extra to have that and then get it taken off.

I'd give it a go because it can be useful. Just be sure to try them before leaving the store. If you can see the colour clearly from the inside and/or are getting reflections inside refuse them as it's been done wrong. Otherwise, you should be fine.
Thank you good advice.
Thank you good advice.
I have had it for years over probably 15 pairs of glasses. All through Specsavers. Never had an issue.

I would not contemplate buying glasses without it, especially for driving and computer use.

Even going in shops under electric lights, watching the TV, even walking down the street at night under street lights, they make a fantastic difference in cutting down the glare you get across normal lenses, and the "starburst" from lights.

I say go for it.

Check with Specsavers.... They have a great attitude towards customers trying things. Tell them you are unsure, and see what they say.

I tried varifocals, hated them. Went back, and Specsavers replaced the lenses for normal and refunded all of the price difference.

Great service.
hottoast

I have had it for years over probably 15 pairs of glasses. All through … I have had it for years over probably 15 pairs of glasses. All through Specsavers. Never had an issue. I would not contemplate buying glasses without it, especially for driving and computer use. Even going in shops under electric lights, watching the TV, even walking down the street at night under street lights, they make a fantastic difference in cutting down the glare you get across normal lenses, and the "starburst" from lights. I say go for it. Check with Specsavers.... They have a great attitude towards customers trying things. Tell them you are unsure, and see what they say. I tried varifocals, hated them. Went back, and Specsavers replaced the lenses for normal and refunded all of the price difference. Great service.



Thanks some good tips there. Did your glasses have or had a green tinge to them?
hottoast

I have had it for years over probably 15 pairs of glasses. All through … I have had it for years over probably 15 pairs of glasses. All through Specsavers. Never had an issue. I would not contemplate buying glasses without it, especially for driving and computer use. Even going in shops under electric lights, watching the TV, even walking down the street at night under street lights, they make a fantastic difference in cutting down the glare you get across normal lenses, and the "starburst" from lights. I say go for it. Check with Specsavers.... They have a great attitude towards customers trying things. Tell them you are unsure, and see what they say. I tried varifocals, hated them. Went back, and Specsavers replaced the lenses for normal and refunded all of the price difference. Great service.



every optician will replace varifocals if you cant get away with them.

Op had the coating for many years and only ever had one issue with it coming off, most recent pair from a new optician and very expensive lenses, they told me not to use washing up liquid on the lenses even though I had used it before and they hadn't told me not too. They took the coating off completely and you can definitely notice that its not there.

have had specsavers before with the coating and they were fine, but won't use our local one anymore as the lenses they put in my glasses didn't match the prescription they gave me.
I work in an opticians, to clarify ultra clear is NOT anti glare. It's an anti reflective coating to help with artificial light reflections on the lenses so with night-time driving you won't get the halo and bright reflections bouncing off your glasses like they would normally do. It's also cosmetically more appealing as you can see straight through to the eyes and not see little white lights and reflections on the lenses. Computer work is also a massive help with the glare from the screen causing reflections.
I had this done on my glasses from specsavers I have been using glass cleaning clothes I think the chemicals on them have brought the coating off is this possible thanks
Maisy50

I had this done on my glasses from specsavers I have been using glass … I had this done on my glasses from specsavers I have been using glass cleaning clothes I think the chemicals on them have brought the coating off is this possible thanks


possible, I suggest buying a "lenspen peeps" to clean your glasses with, they're around 6 quid on ebay and are excellent
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