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Scratch-Resistant
Lens Coating

Help your lenses last longer

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Scratch-
Resistant
Coating

What is a scratch-resistant coating?

A scratch-resistant coating is a thin, transparent, specialised coating applied to the surface of glasses and
sunglasses lenses to make them more resistant to scratches and abrasions. 

What is a scratch-resistant coating?

A scratch-resistant coating is a thin, transparent, specialised coating applied to the surface of glasses and sunglasses lenses to make them more resistant to scratches and abrasions.

scratched versus not scratched lenses

What are the benefits of a scratch-resistant coating?

• Scratch resistance and durability

• Long-term savings

• Enhanced visual clarity

Disclaimer: While this coating cannot guarantee complete scratch prevention, it offers a substantial level of protection and can significantly enhance the durability of your lenses.

What are the benefits of a
scratch-resistant coating?

A scratch-resistant coating on your lenses enhances durability, long-term cost savings and visual clarity.

Disclaimer: While this coating cannot guarantee complete scratch prevention, it offers a substantial level of protection and can significantly enhance the durability of your lenses.

scratched versus not scratched lenses

Who is a scratch-resistant coating for?

A scratch-resistant coating is suitable for anyone who wears glasses and wants to protect their lenses from scratches and abrasions. It can really benefit all individuals, especially:

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Children and teens

An extra barrier between the lenses and the outside world, ensuring their glasses remain in top condition despite their active lifestyles.

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Sports and outdoors lovers

Shielding lenses from potential damage caused by dust, dirt and minor impacts, this coating keeps your vision crystal clear.

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Everyday wearers

If you wear glasses daily, our scratch resistant coating is a must-have, as it safeguards your lenses from the wear and tear of regular use.

Who is a scratch-resistant coating for?

The scratch-resistant coating is suitable for anyone who wears glasses and wants to protect their lenses from scratches and abrasions. It can really benefit all individuals, especially:

guy with glasses

Children and teens

Ensure their glasses remain in top condition despite their active lifestyles.

Sports lovers

Shielding lenses from damage caused by dirt and minor impacts, this coating keeps your vision crystal clear.

woman with sports glasses and helmet
man smiling with glasses

Everyday wearers

If you wear glasses, our scratch-resistant coating is a must-have, as it safeguards your lenses from everyday wear and tear.

What lens packages include a scratch-resistant coating?

Almost all the lens packages we offer include a scratch-resistant coating. When at checkout, you’ll be able to select the one that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. 

lens packages options

What lens packages include a
scratch-resistant coating?

Almost all the lens packages we offer include a scratch-resistant coating. When at checkout, you’ll be able to select the one that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. 
lens packages options

How to add a scratch-resistant coating to your lenses

step 1: choose your frame
step 2: add your prescription
step 3: customise your lenses

How to add a scratch-resistant coating to your lenses

step 1: choose your frame
step 2: add your prescription
step 3: customise your lenses

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Got questions about eye care? We’re here to help.

For guidance you can trust, ask our in-house opticians.

Speak to a
certified optician

Got questions about eye care?

We’re here to help. For guidance you can trust, ask our in-house opticians.

FAQs

Yes, scratch-resistant coatings for glasses are designed to be effective in reducing the occurrence of scratches on the lenses. 

Scratch-resistant coatings are typically made of materials with high resistance to abrasion, such as specialised polymers or hard coatings. These coatings form a protective layer that acts as a barrier, absorbing the impact and minimising the potential for scratches.

A scratch-resistant coating can be applied to your new glasses lenses at checkout. Just follow the customisation steps and select the type of lens that includes a scratch-resistant coating. All recommended lenses at Vision Direct come with a scratch-resistant coating.

The longevity of a scratch-resistant coating on glasses can vary depending on several factors, including the level of care the wearer takes and the overall usage of the glasses. On average, a well-maintained and adequately cared-for scratch-resistant coating can last up to five years. 

However, it's important to note that the coating may gradually wear down over time due to regular use, exposure to cleaning agents, or accidental contact with abrasive surfaces. To maximise the lifespan of the scratch-resistant coating on your glasses, consult our aftercare guides.

Here are some tips to help protect your glasses from scratches:

1. Get scratch-resistant coated lenses when purchasing a new pair of glasses.

2. Use a protective case: When you're not wearing your glasses, store them in a sturdy and protective case. 

3. Clean with care: Use a lens cleaning solution specifically designed for eyewear and a clean microfiber cloth to clean your glasses. Avoid harsh chemicals, abrasive materials, or rough fabrics, as they can cause scratches. 

4. Avoid placing lenses face-down: When you need to set your glasses down, lay them flat or keep them in their protective case.

5. Keep away from rough surfaces: Be mindful of where you place your glasses. Avoid placing them on surfaces with rough or abrasive textures, such as countertops with grit or sand.

6. Don't wear glasses on top of your head: Avoid the habit of wearing your glasses on top of your head, as this can increase the risk of scratches from contact with your hair or other objects.

7. Adjust your glasses properly: Ensure that your glasses fit properly and sit comfortably on your face. Poorly fitting glasses may slide or rub against your skin, increasing the chances of scratches.