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Love my TY7005, but they have scratched lens. Can the scratches be removed or do the lens need to be replaced? Cost? Who does the repair? Is it successful?

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Unfortunately scratches cannot be removed. Therefore it's very important if you put your glasses for example on the table, to take care not to put them there on the glass. Always transport them inside an etui. Every good optician can replace them, the cost are dependent on the quality of the glass. But if you don't need optical glass they should be quite moderate.

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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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I have a Kodak EasyShare Z650 digital camera. I have a tiny scratch on the outer lens. Can I replace the lens or can I fill the small scratch in and smooth it out like what is done on chips in car windows?


First check your warranty on the remote chance that might cover the damage. The only true fix for a scratch on a camera lens is replacement. For many point and shoot cameras that would cost more than the camera, IF you can even find someone to replace it. There are several do it your self options that work sometimes and to varying degrees. The first and most well known way is the alcohol method. First place some lens cleaner on a microfiber cloth and wipe the lens well, then using a clean portion of the cloth, dry the lens well. Next mix a solution of 1 part rubbing alcohol and 20 parts water (e.g. 20 teaspoons of water to 1 teaspoon of alcohol.) Using a fresh microfiber cloth, dip it into the alcohol mix, then gently rub the length of the scratch repeatedly and you may see the scratch disappearing. If so continue until the scratch is gone. Next take a clean microfiber cloth or if you don't have one, a clean portion of the one you used previously with the alcohol and gently buff the lens. The second method I am aware of is using one of the many lens scratch repair kits available online, but be sure to read the reviews to choose wisely before you purchase one.

Aug 18, 2013 | Kodak EasyShare Z650 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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I have a scratch to the lens of my canon efs 18-55mm


I'd say yes as the replacement cost for this lens would probably exceed the repair cost

Sep 17, 2012 | Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USN Lens

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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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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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The camera will not focus so all pictures are blurry. The camera was dropped in the sand and i think the lens may be scratched. Is there anyway to remove the lens to check?


Most likely sand got in to the lens, and is jamming the focusing gears. Also, if the lens is scratched, the elements would be permanently damaged.

The inside construction of the lens on these cameras is very fine like a watch. There are very precise alignments that are done on a columator during the assembly.

At the service department the lens is changed as a complete unit when it is defective.

At this point you probably have nothing to lose by taking the camra apart. I myself would be curious to find out what the repair would cost before taking it apart myself.

Out of warranty repairs on your camera may not be worth the cost of the parts and labour. You could take it to the manufacture service rep for an estimate. I think you will be shopping for a new camera when you find out the cost of servicing it in relation to replacing it.

Jerry G.

Apr 20, 2008 | Cameras

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Scratched lens


I'd say Panasonic could repair it for you. I would guess that the cost would probably approach the cost of the camera itself. However, call/email them to find out for sure.

If you are very handy, you might be able to replace the lens assembly yourself. Look for a dead camera on ebay, same model number. Make sure the camera lens assembly is good though.

Mar 25, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

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Scratched tv screen


I replaced the screen on my 62 inch projection TV for about $50 and the the picture quality is good! Have a sheet of plexiglass cut to the EXACT size needed. BEFORE installation it MUST be frosted on both sides by either a fine particle sandblaster or by sanding it VERTICALLY on BOTH sides with a power sander and a fine grade paper.
If this is only an OUTER protective screen and the image is projected on the inner screen then DO NOT frost the replacement screen, just install it.

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