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Doctor insights on: Can Scratches Be Removed From Eyeglasses

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How would I remove scratches in my eyeglasses?

How would I remove scratches in my 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

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Can one remove scratches from eyeglasses with polycarbonate lenses?

Can one remove scratches from eyeglasses with polycarbonate lenses?

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

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How do you get a hairline scratch out of glasses?

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

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How to remove scratch resistant coating from glasses?

How to remove scratch resistant coating from glasses?

Generally Not: These coatings become fully adherent to the material and are not removable. If damaged, consider replacing the effected lenses. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

Usually not: Sometimes glasses can be buffed but generally, scratches you can feel with you fingernail means the lens needs replacement. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove scratches on your reading glasses?

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

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

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 scratches. Deeper ones generally are not removed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I fill in scratches in glasses?

You can't: Anything you put on to attempt to cover a scratch will degrade the optics of your lenses. ...Read more

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How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

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 have a warranty of 1-2 years. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get fix scratches on glasses?

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. ...Read more

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I've got some scratches on my glasses.can they affect my eyesight or vision in any way?

I've got some scratches on my glasses.can they affect my eyesight or vision in any way?

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 the scratches you will have to get new lenses. They can't be polished out as that will change the prescription. ...Read more

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How if at all possible can you lessen or fix a scratch on regular vision correcting glasses?

How if at all possible can you lessen or fix a scratch on regular vision correcting glasses?

New glasses: It's probably time to replace the lenses in your glasses. However, it would be a good idea to have your local eye care provider check your glasses prescription and give you an updated rx for new glasses before replacing your currently scratched lenses. ...Read more

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Will glasses hurt my eyes or damage them if there is little scratches in the lens?

Will glasses hurt my eyes or damage them if there is little scratches in the lens?

Scratched glasses: Hello, the scratches on your glasses won’t hurt or damage your eyes. Your vision could be impaired since they are damaged. Get them repaired or replaced. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my scratched eye glasses?

What can I do to fix my scratched eye glasses?

Not much: Scratches in the visual axis can lower the vision. There are products which can lessen the effect of this sold in optical shops and pharmacies. But if the scratches are too deep and visually disturbing, you might just have to replace the lenses. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix a scratch on the lens of my eye glasses?

What is the best way to fix a scratch on the lens of my eye glasses?

Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Wine before surgery: Wine likely will not harm you, but I advise against it. Your liver needs unheeded access to clear anesthesia and narcotic rx. Please do not mix. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have had an allergy to contacts and eyes scratched + infection being treated atm, wearing glasses, will a dif brand fix the allergy?

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

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My girlfriend glasses frame hit by basketball and broken. Nose has several scratches and not bleeding but still transparent liquid out. What to do?

My girlfriend glasses frame hit by basketball and broken. Nose has several scratches and not bleeding but still transparent liquid out. What to do?

Trauma to nose..: From your history you need to take her to the ER ASAP to rule out nasal fractures with other potentially dangerous issues of septal trauma, sinus fractures, and CSF leakage... Please seek immediate medical care... ...Read more

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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?

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?

Methamphetamine: Not everything is known about drug exposures in the fetus. Vision problems is not probably related but who can know for sure as we do not know how much drug was used, and often there is poly drug use and alcohol exposure. ...Read more

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Do I need to wear my eyeglasses 24/7?

Do I need to wear my eyeglasses 24/7?

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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What is the best way to clean eyeglasses?

What is the best way to clean eyeglasses?

Water: Although, you may get bombarded with a number of eyeglass cleaners, in my experience and opinion, there is no better one than water. I use liquid hand soap and tap water to clean my glasses daily and then tap them dry with a flanel cloth. Works like a champ! ...Read more

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How do you clean the nosepads on your eyeglasses?

How do you clean the nosepads on your eyeglasses?

Various: Water/soap, alcohol pads, ultrasound cleaning at the optical shop, replacement, etc. ...Read more

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