How to Remove Non-Glare Coating From Eyeglasses

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How to Remove Non-Glare Coating From Eyeglasses
Glasses that have a coat that is peeling can be a "eyesore." (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

It can be an "eyesore" to look at or through glasses with a nonglare coating that is peeling. A peeling coat not only makes your glasses look like they haven't been cleaned, but it can interrupt your ability to see through them. A peeling or nonpeeling, nonglare coat can be removed from plastic or polycarbonate lenses. Glass lenses are especially sensitive, so a nonglare coat should only be removed from these types of lenses by a professional optometrist.

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Things you need

  • Vinyl gloves
  • Armour Etch
  • Cotton swab
  • Soft cloth

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  1. 1

    Put vinyl gloves on your hands. Open up a window and ventilate the room, or work outside.

  2. 2

    Pour a drop of Armour Etch, a glass-etching cream, on the lens. Armour Etch is available at many arts and crafts stores and online. This product should not be used to remove a nonglare coating from glass lenses -- only plastic or polycarbonate lenses.

  3. 3

    Rub the Armour Etch into the lens with your finger or a cotton swab to remove the antiglare coating.

  4. 4

    Rinse the glasses in warm water to remove the Armour Etch residue. Reapply more Armour Etch, and repeat the process of removing the antiglare coating if necessary.

  5. 5

    Dry the eyeglasses with a clean, soft cloth.

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