Three Ways You Can Fix Your Scratched Sunglass Lenses

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It’s an all too common situation. You bend over to tie your shoelaces, pick up something you’ve dropped, or pet a dog, and your sunglasses slip from your face or pocket. You pick them up, inspect the damage, and sure enough, you’ve scratched the sunglass lenses. Great. Now you need to buy a new pair. Or do you?

Just because you’ve accidentally damaged your favorite pair of shades doesn’t mean your only choices are to live with the damaged lenses or get a new pair of sunglasses. You can get replacement lenses fairly quickly, and easily. The trouble with replacement lenses, though, is that it can be tricky to find the righty style, which means it might be easier to try to repair the scratches.

Here are a few ways you car repair your sunglasses.


So long as it’s not minty or abrasive, you can use a cotton ball to rub it on your scratched lenses. Let it set for 10 seconds, then rinse it off and rub them with a cleaning cloth to remove any excess toothpaste.


No, don’t swear an oath to your glasses promising that you’ll never scratch them again. Get some Lemon Pledge, the cleaning stuff. Spray it on, and just act like you’re cleaning your glasses.

Baking Soda

Create a paste with the baking soda by mixing two parts of it with one part water. Rub it on the scratch. Let it set for 10 seconds. Then clean it off.

Failing these methods, you can always just get replacement lenses. Even though it might take a little bit of time to find the right Oakley, or Ray Ban replacement lenses for your beloved sunglasses, it’s a more affordable option than having to get a new pair of shades. Plus, replacement lenses are easy to install. You just soak the glasses in warm water, work the old lenses out, and then work the new ones in.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

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