Cassidy Eyecare Scratch Warranty

  • 11 June 2022
  • Troy Cassidy


One of the more annoying things in life, is damaging a new purchase not long after you've bought it.  With glasses we see this quite regularly - an expensive pair of spectacles suffers an unfortunate accident and the lenses get scratched.  At Cassidy Eyecare we always try to help out in these situations, but it generally means some out-of-pocket expense for the client.

It is great news that Essilor, the world's largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, has decided to help fix this situation.  In partnership with Essilor, Cassidy Eyecare now includes a 1 YEAR WARRANTY against scratching on all new Crizal lenses.  

Crizal is Essilor's range of premium anti-reflective lens coatings.  Including the beautifully clear and transparent Crizal Sapphire HR, the rugged Crizal Rock, and the blue-blocking Crizal Prevencia, these coatings are beautifully clear, with great resistance against smudging.  Crizal coatings are endorsed by the NZ Cancer Society for their UV-blocking ability.

A couple of terms, conditions, and general caveats:

Crizal coatings are tough, but not unscratchable.  The warranty is designed to provide some peace of mind.  It's not an indication that your glasses can be sanded with Emery paper and come out unscathed. 
The warranty can be used ONLY ONCE.  Bring them back scratched any time in the first year and we'll replace them, but only once.

About Troy Cassidy

Troy graduated from the University of Auckland Optometry programme in 1995, and has worked in optometry practices in NZ, Australia & the UK since then. Along with wife Stephanie, he has owned and operated Cassidy Eyecare in west Auckland since 2010.

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