Although no lens material is “scratch-proof,” it’s important to protect your new lenses with a scratch resistant treatment. Scratch protection is the best way to keep your eyewear looking good as new!
Lenses with the best scratch protection are treated on the front and backside with a clear, hard coating to be scratch resistant. Some lenses have built-in scratch resistance. However, it’s important to know that not all scratch resistant treatments are equal, and not all treatments protect both the front and back surface of the lens. A two-sided scratch resistant treatment provides the best protection.
Ask an optician for more information on the best treatment for your lenses. Ask your optometrist about adding scratch protection to your prescription during your eye exam.