I have worn glasses
for fifteen years and have never had problems with any of them until the person I purchased my most recent pair told me I was going to get the new Crizal with Scotchguard. I didn`t say anything because I liked the person and they told me all the wonders of the product and it sounded nice. It wasn`t until I got the glasses that they told me I had
to take special care of them beyond normal glasses
. This annoyed me because I was told I would have to take less care of them but I didn`t start an argument over it since they should help me and I thought that would be a fair enough trade. But that evening as dusk set in, things looked frosted and it only worsened as the sun went down. I couldn`t watch TV that night because it was so noticeable that all I was thinking was that I wished I could clean the glasses
so I could see (which they were perfectly clean). As for taking out the glare away any, it hasn`t. I have tested it by looking at different things with them and my previous glasses
. All the AR seems to do over my old pair that has nothing on then, in my opinion, is to make any light seem frosted, which makes it not as bright. Now I have done the tests and I see the gold tint on the glasses
and such, so I know I have the AR on there. I also noticed as I looked at the lenses
to see what color, if any, I noticed waves in the finish that you couldn`t see by just looking at it. After several weeks of seeing if I would adjust I went to the companies website to see if I could get some answers. When I got there I saw the same praises I have been hearing until I got into their frequently asked questions. There I read many things that say the coating isn`t what it is cracked up to be. One statement says the smudges, lint, etc... may show up more visible on them then on other lenses
, that the coating just helps you remove them quicker. On my card it tells me I can clean the lenses
with any soft cloth and don`t have to use any special cleaner. Yet on the site it says to use their cloths( that they sell for 10 dollars) and that any AR cleaner will work on it. That is very different then saying clean it with just about anything. After reading everything and how they say you have to care for them, if you treated any lenses
the same way they would be just as durable, scratch resistant and such. So would I recommend the product, never. Why? Because you pay a lot for something that doesn`t do anything for you in my opinion and it makes you feel like you need to wear curator gloves to touch them so they will be safe.
So are you the only one that has noticed that they are not what they claim them to be, no you are not. I have heard the same complaints from others that have recently gotten the coating.