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can scratches be buffed out of glasses

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
41 years experience Ophthalmology
You can't: Anything you put on to attempt to cover a scratch will degrade the optics of your lenses.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Evans
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No way : Once lenses are scratched there is no way to repair them. Consider a scratch protection coating and anti-reflective coating next time. Both will hav ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Can't be fixed.: Scratches on prescription glasses cannot be removed or fixed. If they are bad, you will have to have new lenses made.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Scratches may make things look blurry through the glasses but will not harm your vision in any way so you shouldn't worry. If you want to get rid of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Optician: You should see your local optician to address this. They have the most experience with fixing scratches on eyeglasses.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Difficult: Some drugstores and oculists sell a liquid that can be brushed over the lens, and if the scratch is superficial enough it might work. But I am told by ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Generally Not: These coatings become fully adherent to the material and are not removable. If damaged, consider replacing the effected lenses.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: Sometimes glasses can be buffed but generally, scratches you can feel with you fingernail means the lens needs replacement.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not easy: Some optical shops carry a product which will minimize the effect of the scratches but these are optical defects which cannot be truly removed without ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Optician : Bring your glasses into an optical shop that has an optician that works there. The optician may be able to finely remove some very superficial scratch ... Read More

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