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Can Scratches Be Removed From Eyeglasses
Difficult: There are products in optical shops that can be rubbed on eyeglasses to disguise but not to remove scratches. Removal requires what amounts to sanding the surface which will alter the prescription making the glasses less useful. If the scratches are out of the center, try to ignore them but if they affect the clarity, you might need to get new eyeglasses. ...Read more
Scratched eyeglasses: The only way to repair the lens is to replace it. ...Read more
Not easily: Scratches in polycarbonate lenses involve the removal of plastic in the scratch. To smooth it out you would need to grind this away which would alter the power of the lense and might induce some distortion. Check with an optical shop to see if some correction is possible or replacement is needed. ...Read more
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 my optometrist friend that most scratches are permanent, particularly in plastic lenses, and if the scratch is significant enough to interfere with your vision you'll just have to replace the lens. ...Read more
Generally Not: These coatings become fully adherent to the material and are not removable. If damaged, consider replacing the effected lenses. ...Read more
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 changing the power of the lenses. If the scratches are in the center of the lense, or interfere with your visual efficiency, you will have to let the shop replace the lenses. ...Read more
Can rx glasses that lenses are greatly scratched cause vision problems? Like extended rays when looking into light? Night vision decrease only?
Had a colonoscopy 1030am, now 8pm. 3 'diminutive' polyps removed.feel perfectly fine. Have eaten & rehydrated. Ok to have 1 or 2 glasses of wine now?
Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more
I am having a hysterectomy and my right ovary removed on Friday and I wanted to have a couple glasses of wine tonight. Is it safe?
My right glasses lense is really scratched up. I am having right temple tightness and pain and slight general headache. Could the glasses cause this?
Possible: It is possible that the scratches are promoting eye strain which may contribute to the sense of temple tightness and headache. However, there are diseases such as temporal arteritis, which would be uncommon in a 30-year-old female, that can also cause such symptoms. If the symptoms are persistent, an examination with an ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read more
I have had an allergy to contacts and eyes scratched + infection being treated atm, wearing glasses, will a dif brand fix the allergy?
Possibly: If you have all the problems you mention, the eyes likely need some time to heal. After they are recovered, daily disposable soft lenses can be a good option for those who developed a sensitivity or allergy to their contacts, like gpc. Best to be managed by a competent eye care professional with contact lens experience. ...Read more
My girlfriend glasses frame hit by basketball and broken. Nose has several scratches and not bleeding but still transparent liquid out. What to do?
When you have a keratosis removed, the ridge it formed is pink how long will it remain long scar is very firm has been two weeks since removal has a hard ridge under and is on the area of my glasses resting on the side of my nose
I have a rash on the side of my nose that looks like I wore tight glasses. It's dark, itchy, and gets bigger the more I scratch. What cream do I need?
See a doctor: The rash could have many causes, the treatment of which can vary. See a doctor to find out the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home, tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye, now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?
I just had a cyst come up on the outside, in the middle of my nose. I know it isn't a zit, becuase I can move it. It does become sore when my glasses slide down on it. What causes this? Does it have to be removed?
No: Of course, you will remove them when sleeping. When you wear your eyeglasses you will see better but there is no harm or change in the power of the eyes when you don't wear them You certainly don't need them 24/7 ...Read more
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