How to Remove Scratches From Eyeglasses Safely

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Removing scratches from your eyeglasses can alter their effectiveness. Learn why scratch treatment is a job for the professionals with the help of a board-certified optometrist in this free video.

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Troy here at Cool Springs Eye Care, Franklin, Tennessee, and we are going to discuss removing scratches from eyeglass lenses. We find that there are some things out there that people have told me about that fill in scratches, but said they still kind of smear a little bit, and still saw the scratch. We have methods and compounds of polishing and buffing scratches out. However, once you've buffed the scratch out, the curve of the lens now has been altered, so things will look wavy. And so, we don't recommend buffing scratches out of opthalmic lenses, just because of the waviness and the curve of the lens being a little less than what it should be, because, which is perfect so that we can see the objects perfectly. And that is pretty much the explanation on how to remove scratches from a lens.

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