Can you really get scratches out of your lenses?
We have heard a lot about these myths that you can get the scratches out of your eyeglass lenses by using different household products. Do they work? Not really. You have to think of the surface of your lens like the earth and a scratch like the grand cannon. All these “fixes” do is fill the gap or in this case the grand cannon and make it look like the scratch is gone. If its one or two scratches its fine…have a whole bunch and these “fixes” make it look like a smudge. Also filling these scratches on a progressive lens can really distort the prescription of the lens making them unusable.
So are you just out of luck! No you are not the best action is preventative action. Polycarbonate or Hi Index lenses have built in scratch resistant technology. No lens is scratch proof but it definitely will help with those times you drop you glasses or lay them face down. You can also get coatings like Crizal which prevent smudges, dust, and even a majority of surface scratches. You should also clean your glasses with a microfiber cloth regularly to get any debris off your lenses.
Spending a little money and effort now can save you hundreds down the road!