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How to Remove Scratches From Glasses

Scratched lenses can be uncomfortable not just aesthetically speaking, but they can actually prevent you from seeing well. In addition, they might cause headaches and eyestrain depending on how worn your lenses are. That’s it is important to keep them clean and spotless for our own well-being.

5-Minute Crafts offers you some affordable methods that will help you restore them and get rid of those little scratches on your lenses. Keep in mind that these techniques might only work for superficial scratches. Deep ones have to be fixed by a professional who might advise you to just change them.

1. Baking soda + water

  1. In a small bowl, mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water. Stir until you obtain a paste-like consistency that can easily be spread. If it’s too thick it won’t work, but if it’s too thin you won’t be able to clean the glasses either.
  2. Apply the mixture to the scratched glass and rub gently with your fingertips in a circular motion. Try to cover the entire surface of the glass on both sides. If you don’t have enough paste to do it, go back to step 1 and make more.
  3. Once that’s done, wash them with a lot of water, and make sure to wash away all residue of the paste.
  4. Using a microfiber cloth, dry both lenses. Your glasses should be impeccable.

2. Non-abrasive toothpaste

  1. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to both lenses. It’s very important to make sure that the paste you’re using does not contain bleach or any abrasive chemicals as they might harm your lenses. Also, make sure the paste is white.
  2. Use a microfiber cloth to gently rub the product on the glass in a circular motion. Pay special attention to the parts that have scratches by spending some more time rubbing those.
  3. Once that’s done wash them with plenty of water to remove any leftover toothpaste.
  4. Dry them well using a clean microfiber cloth. If you notice that there are still scratches left or that some of them were treated but can still be seen, you can repeat the process until you’ve managed to get rid of them.

3. Liquid wax to clean cars

  1. Moisten a piece of cotton with liquid car wax.
  2. Rub it gently over the scratched area until the product disappears.
  3. Using a microfiber cloth, wipe the lenses until they are clear and totally free of fingerprints. Normally, you shouldn’t be able to see any scratches anymore.

A few tips and suggestions

⛔ Do not place your glasses inside your purse or bag without any protection. Doing this could damage and scratch them, so it’s better to place them in a case.


Use a case to store your glasses no matter where you’re going and always carry a microfiber cloth to clean them before and after use.

⛔ Always keep in mind that the lenses of any given pair of glasses can be damaged if they’re exposed to sunlight for long periods of time without protection. Same thing goes for high temperatures. Keep that in mind if you’re thinking about leaving them inside your car.


✅ Place a case inside your car so you can put them inside when you are not using them, protecting them from the sun and scratches while driving.

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