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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Does It Work: Eyeglass Fix

You wax a floor to fill-in the scuff marks, and make it smooth again. That same "fill and seal" technology is now being marketed for your sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses -- even scratched up crystals on your watch. Tonight we test two products making these claims.

They can be trendy, chic, necessary--but almost always fragile. Falls and little fingers can leave your lenses scratched, as Michele Eassa, proud mom of Jake knows first hand. But scratched glasses don't have to be trashed glasses, according to the makers of the "lens doctor."

"Introducing the original lens doctor, the first easy way to fix scratches in your glasses so they are good as new again."

Good as new? That claim puts a twinkle in Michele's eyes. She agrees to put the claim to the test.

"If this product works, I'm gonna be excited, there's nothing worse than looking through glasses with a scratch."

These bruised and battered specs need help.

The lens doctor says everything you need is included in this scratch repair kit. It's a two step process, the first, all about cleaning the lenses.

Step one: spray the lens.Michele follows directions, spreading the cleaning solution over the lenses to remove grime. Fresh water rinses it all away. The glasses are dried and ready for step two: the lens doctor's secret fix. The secret is the space age polymer. A liquid filler that dries, presumably filling imperfections. The clear polymer gets the toughest imperfections like magic.

"Wow. A magic wand!"

Michele applies the polymer as instructed, even strokes from left to right. Once the lenses are evenly covered Michele waits for them to dry. Time now, for Michele's inspection of the 3 eye glasses she tested.

"Everything is fuzzy, not just from the scratches, it's now from the solution we put on top."

Would you buy this product?


Disappointing results for Michele. who for obvious reasons. really wanted this product to work for her.

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