How to remove scratches from reading glasses

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How to remove scratches from reading glasses
Scratched glasses make it hard to read even large texts. (glasses on old books image by Alexander Maksimov from

Trying to read through scratched lenses can give you a headache and may be bad for your eyesight. Plastic reading glasses are inexpensive and easy to replace. Save yourself a little money and keep your favourite comfortable glasses by removing lens scratches safely. If you know how to remove eyeglass scuffs, you will never have to throw away a scratched pair again. Glasses that have deep scratches may be not be repairable.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • DVD/CD repair solution
  • Cheesecloth wipe
  • Soft cloths
  • Furniture polish cleaner

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    Spray the scratched surface with DVD/CD repair solution. You can find this buffing solution in DVD/CD repair kits.

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    Rub the glass with a cheesecloth wipe. Wrap the wipe around the lens, rubbing it back and forth over the surface of the glasses.

  3. 3

    Examine the glasses under bright light. If the scratch remains, spray the solution on the lenses again and continue rubbing until the scratches are gone.

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    Spray a soft cloth with a blast or two of furniture polish cleaner.

  2. 2

    Rub the scratched lenses with the cleaner to buff away the scars.

  3. 3

    Polish the lenses with clean cloth; wipe away any excess cleaner.

Tips and warnings

  • If a scratch is too deep and cannot be repaired, then the lens will need to be replaced.

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