A common mistake when it comes to scratched lenses on glasses is that they must be replaced. This isn’t always the case, as there are some simple ways to tell when replacement is needed.
The severity of the scratches are the most significant factor in determining whether or not to replace scratched lenses. If the scratches are small and do not affect vision, there is no need to replace the lenses. Minor scratches can be buffed and polished out, which will return the lenses to their original condition. However, if the scratches are deep and cover a wide region of the lens, replacement is almost certainly required. Deep scratches can greatly reduce vision, and can be dangerous if not addressed.
The type of lens being scratched is also a thing to think about. Polycarbonate lenses are more resistant to scratches than glass or plastic lenses. Minor scratches will almost certainly be buffed out if the lenses are polycarbonate, as the lenses are polycarbonate. However, if the lenses are glass or plastic, any scratches should be taken seriously, as they can impede vision.
Also, it’s important to note the lenses’ age. If the lenses are newer, they may be covered under a guarantee, which may include free or discounted lenses. On the other hand, if the lenses are older, it may be more cost effective to buy new lenses.
In conclusion, when it comes to scratched lenses, it’s important to consider the severity of the scratches, the style of lens, and the lens age. Minor scratches can often be polished and polished out, while deep scratches can be dangerous and should be addressed. In addition, if the lenses are under a manufacturer’s guarantee, repair may be free or cheap. Knowing when to replace scratched lenses requires careful consideration of the reasons outlined above.