Scratches on glasses happen frequently. It's not uncommon to find your glasses scratched after you've left them sitting somewhere or after a minor mishap such as dropping them. Rather than pay for a new set of lenses, you can repair small scratches in the glass yourself using eyeglass repair kits and a little patience. The savings will be great, and you may even find the process faster than having to go get new lenses.
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Things you need
- White toothpaste
- Armour Etch glass etching cream
- Lens cloth
Find a white toothpaste, not a gel, with no whiteners. Gels or chemical whiteners could further damage your glasses.
Dab the toothpaste on a cotton swab.
Place the toothpaste on the scratches and allow to sit for a few minutes.
Rinse the toothpaste off and clean your lens with a lens cloth.
Glasses With Glass Lenses
Take a cotton swab and dab a bit of Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream on the front and back of the lens.
Let the Armour Etch soak in for about five minutes.
Run water over the lenses. Dry with a lens cloth or toilet paper.
Glasses With Plastic Lenses
Tips and warnings
- Test Armour Etch on a small part of your glasses first, and never use it on glass lenses. It will leave your glasses frosted and ruined.
- Be aware that Armour Etch removes antiglare coating from plastic lenses. Usually it is the coating that is scratched.
- If you are unsure or have doubts, take your glasses in to an optometrist.
- Wear gloves when using Armour Etch, as it is a glass etching cream and could be considered harsh on the skin.
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