Post # 1
I just got new glasses 2 weeks ago. I have never had the anti-glare coating, but my sister swore by it, and said it’s so much nicer for night driving. Well, I realized tonight that I don’t notice a difference. I still get a glare from headlights, streetlamps, etc. I have also had a heck of a time keeping the glasses clean (have never had this before despite wearing glasses for 21 years). Does this mean the coating wasn’t there/wore off, or is the anti-glare not that great?
Post # 3
I have anti-glare glasses and I LOVE them for driving at night. I have pretty crappy night vision and the anti-glare definitely helps with the glare (although it doesn’t completely get rid of it).
I will say I have to clean my glasses every time I put them on (I need them for class and driving but don’t have to wear them all them time) :/
I would bring your glasses back to wherever you got them and ask about what’s wrong!
Post # 4
I just got the anti-glare and it has helped me a lot. I still do see a little glare but not nearly as much as I did without. Maybe it didn’t get put on? I would take them back if it really isn’t helping you at all and see if you can get something that will help.
Post # 5
I have always gotten it. I don’t wear my glasses much but it really does help me with glare from the computer and eye fatigue. Don’t drive at night with my glasses though.
Post # 6
I am going to try my old pair again next time I am driving at night to see if I notice ANY difference. I am so dreading going back- these are actually a replacement pair from JCPenney. the first pair I was getting awful migraines (didn’t realize it was the glasses at first), and took them to my eye doctor who said the pupil measurement and the vertical alignment were off. They refused to return them, wouldn’t call me back, and finally I dealt with customer service, who did get them to return them, but I had to drive to a store 25 miles away. Annoying!
Post # 7
to clean them, you really need to use the cleaning spray and a lens cloth, otherwise it seems to me that dirt/grease just gets smeared around the lenses.
Post # 8
Also if you don’t have anti-reflective coating consider it for the wedding if you wear glasses in your pics- it makes a huge difference! (my husband makes glasses)
Post # 9
I thought the problem with smearing was just me! It bothers me so much! The coating works for me since I stare at a screen all day at work and then have a really long late afternoon commute, but the side effect wears on my daily.
Post # 10
Yes. I have them, and won’t not get them ever again.
That said, because they are anti-glare, there’s not the reflections to distract you from the smudges and crap that gets on them like regular glasses.
Next time, maybe I’ll get the super-anti-glare stuff, this time and last, I just went for basic.
After three years, the anti-glare doesn’t seem as awesome as when I first got it, but I think maybe it’s rubbed off.
Post # 11
Anti-glare does smudge a lot easier than glasses without it. And it does wear off after a couple years. I have it on my glasses (the super anti-glare coating with Scotchguard though) and I love it. I have a lot of sensitivity to light though, so the coating really helps, especially with night-time driving.
@guitargirl: The coating is very most likely on the glasses if they’re harder to clean than you’re used to. If you don’t have any sensitivity to light you might not notice a difference between your new glasses and your old ones. And I’d recommend going to a different company next time you get glasses, they definitely shouldn’t be that difficult to work with. Considering how much glasses cost they should be willing to let you make returns.