At some point, every eyeglasses wearer has scratched their glasses. It can be frustrating and a safety issue too, as they can block your view. Whether it is a deep scratch or just a few surface scratches, we have all been there! But if the scratch is not deep, there is no need to worry just yet as you should be able to fix it at home quickly.

Ways to Fix Scratches on Eyeglasses

Baking Soda

How to remove scratches with baking soda in a few easy steps

Step One – Begin by cleaning your eyeglasses with your usual lens cleaner. Use a soft cloth to remove any dust.

Step Two – Next, create a mixture of baking soda and water. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda into a bowl and slowly add small amounts of water until you have formed a thick paste.

Step Three – Apply the baking soda paste over the affected areas with a soft cloth. Rub the paste in a circular motion for 10-20 seconds. 

Step Four – You can now rinse your eyeglasses under cold water to remove the paste.

Step Five – Lastly, complete your eyeglasses repair with another clean. Use your lens cleaner and a soft cloth once again to make sure your eyeglasses are clear of residue.


Another common household item to repair minor eyeglasses scratches is toothpaste. While you do not need to buy an expensive toothpaste brand for this and what you have at home already should be fine, check that you have non-abrasive toothpaste. You will also want to make sure that you do not have gel-based toothpaste either.

Here are some simple steps on how to remove scratches from your eyeglasses using toothpaste.

Step One – Apply a small amount of toothpaste directly onto the scratched area. Rub the toothpaste in a circular motion using a soft cloth for 10-20 seconds.

Step Two – You can now rinse the toothpaste off using cold water and dry with a soft cloth.

Step Three – Repeat if the scratches have not improved.

How to Prevent Scratches on Your Eyeglasses

When you get a scratch on your eyeglasses, no matter how small, it can make it difficult to see. Follow these tips to prevent any future scratches, keeping replacement and repair costs down.

1. Do not remove your eyeglasses unless necessary (i.e., before bed)

2. Always carry a protective case to store them in when you’re not wearing them.

3. Never place your eyeglasses lens side down on any surface.

If you are struggling to remove scratches from your eyeglasses at home, you may require a professional repair or even a replacement. Schedule a visit with us for your eyeglasses repair in Colorado Springs. When your scratches are persistent or deep, we will help keep your vision clear.