How to Repair Eyeglass Scratches

Scratches on your eyeglasses are inevitable through time and usage. Scratches can be annoying, but it should not be to the point at which you have to pay for a new pair. Scratches on the glass itself are usually superficial, meaning that they only penetrate as far as the protective coating, but not the lenses itself. But you can repair these scratches in the comfort of your own home with an easily purchased product.


1 Apply an etching cream such as Armour Etch. This is readily available at home improvement retail chains.

2 Place a pair of rubber gloves over your hands, as you do not want to come in contact with Armour Etch, which is toxic.

3 Apply a small amount of Armour Etch over your eyeglasses, then spread it over the scratches with cotton swabs.

4 Repeat Step 3 on the opposite side of your eyeglasses.

5 Rinse your eyeglasses with warm water until all of the Armour Etch residue is off.

6 Blot dry the eyeglasses with a non-abrasive towel.

Tips & Warnings
This method is strictly for plastic lenses, as glass lenses can become damged from the Armour Etch..