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Does the scratch actually show up in the pictures? If so, the lens needs to be replaced...very expensive.

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How can you remove scratches from eyeglass lens?


I'm afraid not. the light modern glasses, have a coating, trying to remove a scratch will remove the coating, and change the correct focus on that part of the lens. If the scratch is in the visible part, do you see a dull part, I'm afraid you have to buy a new glass. If it is not visible for you, try to live with it, till you need a new pair.

May 15, 2014 | Cameras

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Damaged lens


With just a little luck, the scratch is not too big, and you won't even see it on most pictures. Don't try to remove the scratch, because the front of the lens has a coating you can remove very easily. That will do more damage to the pictures then a scratch. You could contact a Canon repair centre, and ask what it would cost to replace the lens. I think it could set you back more then a new camera will cost, but always worth trying. If you don't see a thing on the pictures, leave everything as it is right now.
Only clean a lens with a lens pen, you can buy in every camera shop. In a camera shop you also can buy other cleaning suff special for lenses. Never use fluids that are not special for use on lenses, or you will also damage the lens.

Jan 02, 2014 | Canon Powershot A2000 IS Digital Camera

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Glasses


use toothpaste rub a small amount on the scratched lens depending on how deep the scratch is rub the toothpaste over the scratch until the scratch is repaired.
Glass lenses are delicate and can be easily scratched.
These scratches mar vision beyond the lens, and can sometimes obstruct vision completely.
Prevention is the best method to keep glasses clear, but accidents can occur.
Luckily, there are several ways to quickly and inexpensively remove scratches from glass lenses.
These methods include using toothpaste, baking soda, windshield fluid and vehicle wax.
Apply a small amount of toothpaste on a soft, cotton cloth.
Rub the toothpaste onto the lens using small, circular motions.
Continue wiping for about 10 seconds and rinse with cold water.
For deep scratches, the method may need to be repeated.
Mix two parts baking soda with one part water to form a thick paste.
Use the cotton cloth to apply the paste to the lens, rubbing in a circular motion.
Rinse afterward and dry with a separate cloth.
Once again, this step may need to be repeated for stalwart scratches.
Apply a small amount of windshield fluid to a soft cloth, and polish the glass lens for several seconds.
This is more useful for light scratches, and is usually not effective against deep, prominent blemishes.
Use a clean cloth to buff vehicle wax onto the glass lens, once again moving in a circular motion, and continuing until the scratches have been removed.
Use several cloths, as the wax can adhere to the fabric, marring its performance.
Purchase an eyeglass polishing kit from a local optometrist.
These kits usually contain a polishing fluid and a soft cloth.
They are ideal for removing scratches from small glass lenses on glasses, cameras, telescopes and more.
They can be purchased for $10 to $20 and include easy-to-understand directions.

May 17, 2013 | Optics

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How can I repair a scratched lens?


Hi There,

Repairing a scratched is the hardest lens repair to accomplish successfully. It may be worth a shot to check with the manufacturer if ther is some kind of warranty or replacement program. The best option is to replace it. However the cost of replacing the lens may cost more than what the camera is worth. With that in mind, here are a few DIY options things you can try that may or may not work.

1. Scratch Repair Kit
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, microfiber cloth and a Scratch Repair kit.
Many companies sell scratch repair kits so there are several available on the market. Do your research to ensure it can work on, and is safe for your lens. Test it on an old camera if you have one lying around just to make the results are what you're looking for.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution, and dry it off completely.
b. Follow the instructions provided with the kit.

2. Rubbing Alcohol
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, 3 microfiber cloths and a 3.5% solution of rubbing alcohol.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution, and dry it off completely.
b. Dilute the rubbing alcohol by mixing 20 parts water to 1 part rubbing alcohol to get it to a 3.5% solution.
c. Take a brand new microfiber cloth, dip it in the diluted rubbing alcohol solution, and rub into the scratch using a very gentle motion.
d. You will know if this is working if you start seeing the scratch disappear.
e. Once the scratch has completely disappeared, take another brand new microfiber cloth and dry and buff the entire digital camera lens.

3. Vaseline Method
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, 2 microfiber cloths and Vaseline.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution, and dry it off completely.
b. Dab some Vaseline on your finger and fill the entire scratch with it.
c. Using a new microfiber cloth wipe the Vaseline off very gently. Pressing too hard may cause the Vaseline to sink inside of the scratch.
d. You will know if this is working if you start seeing the scratch disappear.
e. As the Vaseline eventually rubs off, you may need to reapply some more and continue until the scratch disappears completely.

4.Pencil Eraser Method
Stuff Needed: Digital camera lens cleaning solution, 2 microfiber cloths and a new, soft pencil eraser.
a. Clean the lens with the lens cleaning solution,and dry it off completely.
b. Lighlty slide and rub the eraser unp and down along the length of teh scratch.
c. You will know if this is working if you start seeing the scratch disappear.
e. Continue rubbing the eraser until the scratch disappears completely.

NOTE: Never apply the lens cleaning solution directly to the lens itself. Alway dab a microfibre cloth with the solution then clean the lens and allow to dry.

Hope one of these works for you.

Aug 27, 2012 | Olympus SP600UZ Digital Camera

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My right lens is scratched after dropping them on the pavement. Where can I have them repaired? Thank you kevin


Unfortunately, scratches in coated sunglasses cannot be repaired, you will have to replace the lens. Mostly there are even both lenses replaced because it may happen that there is a slight difference between the colour of the old and the new lens.But often you can come to an agreement with the optician, especially when you are his customer to get both lenses for a special price. If you have paid a lot of money for your glasses it may be worth the expenses.

May 31, 2011 | Diesel Clothing Accessories

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I HAVE A SCRATCH ON MY LENS, 35MM PLEASE HELP I WOULD LIKE TO BUY A REPAIR KIT.


There isn't one. Polishing out a scratch would alter the shape of the lens and ruin the image quality. Anything which fills the scratch will also alter the optical properties.

Just live with it, even fairly bad scratches are rarely visible in the images taken with a scratched lens although they sometimes catch the light at certain angles. using a lens hood will prevent that.

May 29, 2011 | Canon EF 17-35MM F/2.8L USM Lens

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Scratched lens


Trying to repair a scratch on the front of a lens is impossible without changing the focus of the lens. You will never be happy with the results.

Jul 08, 2010 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

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Can a scratched camera lens be repaired?


No, only replaced. Trying to rub out the scratch will only change the focal length of the lens. How did you scratch it?

Jan 27, 2010 | Ricoh CX1 Digital Camera

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Lens has been scrached


Unless you have an acrylic lens you will not be able to buff out the scratch.
I recommend getting the lens replaced with a sapphire scratch resistant crystal. This will be a little more expensive but well worth it as far as maintaining the aesthetic beauty of your time piece.

For a great repair house you can see the box titled top watch repair on this page or look in your local directory.

Sep 25, 2009 | Cartier Watches

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I have a scratch in my camera lense. can it be


cannot be repaired. only replacement is good solution

Sep 21, 2009 | Ricoh CX1 Digital Camera

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