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PeachesMcGee's avatar

Can you get anti-glare put on after you get an eye-glass lens prescription filled?

Asked by PeachesMcGee (11points) September 5th, 2008
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JackAdams's avatar

This Q can best be answered, by your optometrist.

September 5, 2008, 12:07 PM EDT

babygalll's avatar

Mine was done when I got a new prescription. If you want to add it to your glasses that you have now I am sure they can, but I believe they would have to send them in again.

Lightlyseared's avatar

no. They use a different type of lense with the coating already on before they cut the lense to the shape of your frame.

sarapnsc's avatar

They did mine. They will pop your lens out and put the coating on and pop your lens back in. They did mine, after I had my glasses for 8 months. Mine was a metal frame, I don’t know if they can on a plastic frame. Do what JackAdams suggested and talk to your optometrist. But, be ready to have a 2nd pair of glasses, because it will take a few hours or days.

gailcalled's avatar

I hated the anti-glare that I had put on new lenses; the optometrist was able to send them to factory and have the coating removed.

sarapnsc's avatar

@galicalled….Why did you hate it?

gailcalled's avatar

It didn’t solve the problem (which was really that I have aging eyes and am uncomfortable driving long distances at night. I was not bothered by the glare of headlights but by the general inability to read signage at a distance.) During the sunny days I wear sunglasses.

Also, the coating is extremely delicate and can be scratched and start peeling with very little mishandling. I couldn’t be bothered with cleaning my glasses as though they were a newborn.

PeachesMcGee's avatar

sarapnsc—Thanks, they actually are metal frames, but I also talked to a friend last night to has plastic frames and she went back to her optometrist and was able to add the coating on. I realized I need it because when I put my glasses on I can see the reflection of my face in the sides and there is a glare off all lights. no good.

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