Are Crizal lenses worth it?

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So I will be going for my yearly eye exam and I will be changing out my lenses this year. I have gone the Lens Crafters route for years but don't really care for their lenses. I was thinking about switching to Crizal are they really better?
     
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    Great for night driving glare reduction. They are more difficult to clean, though.
     
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    I have them and I'm very pleased with the output.

    I find they're easier to clean, I rinse them off, maybe use a bit of soap, and pat them dry. I usually don't need to use a cloth to keep wiping them to remove smudges or smears.

    When I get a new pair of glasses, I'll be sure to get the coating again.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    What coating did you get?
     
  5. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    I like them, have had them for about 6 years. They do have better anti glare and are more resistant to scratches than other lenses I've had before.
     
  6. sparkles3020 macrumors newbie

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    I've had crizal for almost a year and love the lenses. Everything is "sharper" looking. They are easier to clean and more scratch resistant.
     
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    Some people say they are harder to keep clean some say they are easier, is it the coating or the way people care for them?
     
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    The crizal coating

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    My wife things its harder for her to clean and she doesn't like the crizal coating but I am the opposite. I clean my glasses different with these lenses then I have in the past so maybe that's why.

    Instead of wiping/rubbing the lenses with a soft cloth after spraying cleaning solution. I run them under water with some dishwashing soap. Once rinsed I just pat them dry. more often then not, they're much cleaner then trying to wipe them
     
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    They have 4 different coatings and I am wondering if I need to get the most expensive one.

    Crizal Prevencia
    Crizal Sapphire UV
    Crizal Avancé UV
    Crizal Alizé UV
     
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    I see what you're saying, tbh, I have no idea, I just asked my optometrist for the lenses and he gave them to me. :/
     
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    Do yours have the Scotchguard on them?
     
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    My 2 year old glasses have crizal alize on them, and they've held up well enough but they're still dust magnets. More curious is my sunglasses, made by the same optical don't have that, and they've gotten scratches from nothing but being inside the case. WTF?

    I disagree about it being easier to clean though, if I wash mine with dish soap they'll get this weird chemical-y mess on them that takes a while to wipe off.
     
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    This is the problem I have always had with lenses from Lens Crafters. They are supposed to be dust and smudge resistant but they just attract a ton.
     
  14. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    I have always used them but I agree they are a pain to clean.

    I am bad with night driving so they do well for me.

    One thing to do though is to buy your glasses online. I just got a pair of my Oakley's stolen (who steals eyeglasses?) and bought some online instead this time for $42 shipped.

    I've heard great things about the site, waiting for my pair to get here.
     
  15. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    What makes them so hard to clean?
     
  16. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    For me I just had a hard time getting smudges off of them. I'd wipe off a smudge and it would just kind of make the lens 'foggy'. I then found a microfiber and cleaned them and it was fine. So for me it was just temperamental with what I cleaned with.
     
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    How do they do with rain and dust. My problem now is eyelash oil since I have long lashes. I clean them and it does't take long for them to smudge up.
     
  18. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    Dust I didn't have any issues with, rain they just bubble up like a well wax car would and were actually pretty easy to see out of with rain on them.

    I'll be 100% honest, I won't go back to anything else, I loved my Oakley's with those lenses.
     
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    Do you have the newer ones or one of the older coatings?
     
  20. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    I bought them last year about this time, so they should be the newer coatings.
     
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    How much.:eek:
     
  22. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    $360 total I believe, with frame and all.
     
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    That's not bad, since I am keeping my current frames.
     
  24. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you'll save some money there. We actually got a really good deal, told her $360, she said no, so we walked out. She then chased us down lol

    The most expensive part obviously was the frames.
     
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    I think so, but I'm not sure. they're only 2 years old if that helps
     

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