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Eyeglass Lens Have a Milky Discoloration

I have had my eye glasses for 3 years now, that I wear all day They have gotten a whitish milky look on the bottom and top sections that does not come off (on both lenses). It's like it is in the glass or something.


This has never happened with my other glasses before. Seems if I paid $400 for them that this should not happen. I take good care of them, as well.

By kathy from Phoenix, AZ

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April 20, 20100 found this helpful

It might be a problem with the coating applied to the lens. Go back to where you purchased the eyeglasses and inquire there, maybe they will have advice for you.

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May 27, 20160 found this helpful

This happen to me too just less than one year and I went back to Cohen's Fashion Optical in Roosevelt Field Mall, Long island NY, which I paid $700 for my transition bifocals. They said I need to buy new ones, such a rip off.

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April 21, 20100 found this helpful

My husband is having the same problem with his glasses that are about 1 yr old. Did you happen to get your glasses at Lens Crafters?

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October 13, 20180 found this helpful

Lens Crafters SUCKS i have 2 pair from them an eye and sunglasses they both are having lense issues and the pair I had 2yrs ago from them same problem and I have the most expensive polycarbonate they offer

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

It could be the scratchproof coating if you have one. It might need to be removed and replaced. But after three years don't you need a new RX?

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

I had eyeglasses for decades and have never heard of this, but I think that the previous posters might be on to something. It must be the coating. Take them back to the place where you got them and inquire.

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

When my eyeglasses do this I use Isopropyl Alcohol and a t-shirt type material to clean them. Hope this will work for you, too!

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April 12, 20170 found this helpful

Use beeswax like from lip balm. Rub just little on outside area of the frame.

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May 7, 20170 found this helpful

I have this happen on Brand New Lenses! I'm on my 2nd pair. when I go out on a sunny day, I get Horizontal stripes on the right lens and a Round pattern on the left. I took my glasses back to get new lenses, but it still happens.


Luckily, if I clean my lenses, using the correct cleaner, it goes away until I'm in the sun again. Very Frustrating after spending top dollar for Progressives with the most expensive coatings. The optical office thinks I'm nuts! Like no one else has this issue!

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November 27, 20180 found this helpful

YOU SAVED ME NEW GLASSES WITH YOUR RUBBING ALCOHOL... IT TOTALLY WORKED! and I agreed with everything you said. Same here! thank you! my eyes thank you! as this was my dominant eye and I have been MISERABLE. I can seeeeeee again and i can feel my eye relaxing! thank you!

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December 7, 2011

Is there an fix or some way to remove the anti-glare coating on my eye glasses? I was told that it might crack if my eye glasses experienced some kind of heat wave from opening the oven door, which happened over the thanksgiving holiday. Other than the milky film that resulted, the glasses are fine, so I'd like to keep wearing them. They're only 9 months old!


Hopefully there's a cleaner out there that will take the film off. Thanks for your help.

By Allie

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