The Best Way to Remove Scratches From Your Sunglasses

The Sunglass Fix

The sun is shining and you’ve found last year’s shades only to discover they’re scratched. Bummed. One option is to throw them out which isn’t the most sustainable answer and will cost you big to replace them. Rather than binning your favourite pair of Pradas, Guccis or Ray Bans, there’s actually a way to get them good as new without spending a fortune. Want to know what that is?

SOS (Save Our Sunnies)

The best way to remove scratches from your sunglasses lenses is to replace them, but you might be tempted to fix them yourself. We tried out the top 5 ways to remove scratches, so you don’t have to, and rated them out of 5. Here’s what we found …

Match the Scratch

When it comes to removing scratches from sunglasses there are plenty of techniques that sound good in theory but they’ll potentially ruin your lenses and make the problem worse. One way is to use an abrasive material to buff or smooth out your scratched sunglasses, but does that really work?


If you’re considering using toothpaste to remove a scratch from your sunglass lenses, think again. It may smooth over a minuscule scratch, but the abrasive power of toothpaste is low and, frankly, if the scratches are that superficial you don’t want to risk ruining your otherwise good lenses and wasting a tube of Colgate in the process.

Rating: 2/5

Vinegar and baking soda

Your gran may have sworn by vinegar and baking soda to clean, well, basically everything, but removing scratches from sunglasses is a different story. You might be lucky and see some improvement but if the chemical and abrasive balance is off you’re at risk of discolouring your lenses. 

Rating: 0/5



Ok, put the sandpaper down and step away. Sandpaper will not only not remove the scratches from your sunglasses it’ll also completely ruin your lenses by scrubbing off any mirroring and potentially distorting polarised lenses. Leave the sandpaper for your outdoor furniture and keep reading.

Rating: 0/5

Car Wax

Logic says that car wax, with its abrasive and filling qualities, will work just as well for your sunnies, yes? Erm, no. It might help level out a scratch from a cosmetic viewpoint, but if you want the clarity of your original designer lenses, the wax is likely to distort your vision which will leave you with a pair of ruined Ray Bans and time lost that you could have spent at the pub. Or out in the sun enjoying yourself. 

Rating: 1/5

Replace your lenses

OK, you’ll be glad you stayed with us because there is a way to remove the scratches from your lenses every single time and it’s so easy you’ll be amazed. Ready? Replace them.

That’s right, by fitting brand new lenses into your existing frames, you’ll retain perfect clarity, and avoid damaging any mirroring or protective lens coating – without having to fork out on a new pair of designer sunnies. The Sunglass Fix can replace your scratched sunglasses lenses at a fraction of the cost of buying a new pair, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. 

Rating: 5/5

Don’t waste time trying to fill, remove or damage your lenses – simply replace them in an instant and get outside in the sunshine! Sunglass Fix has the largest range of high quality replacement lenses in the world with over 130,000+ models to choose from.

Say no to the old wives’ tales and replace your sunglasses lenses instead.

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