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"Mr Weasley took Harry's glasses, gave them a tap of his wand and returned them, good as new."
—Arthur Weasley fixes Harry Potter's spectacles[src]

Oculus Reparo is the incantation of a variant of the Mending Charm, used to repair broken eyeglasses.

History

Oculus Reparo1

Hermione Granger repairing Harry Potter's glasses in 1992

Arthur Weasley probably used this spell in Diagon Alley in 1992 after Harry broke them when tumbling out of the Floo Network connected to the fireplace in Borgin and Burkes respectively.

Percy Weasley used this spell or a similar one on his own glasses during the final of the 422nd Quidditch World Cup.

Known Practitioners

Etymology

A derivation from the repairing charm, with Latin oculus, meaning "eye", added as a prefix.

Behind the scenes

  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hermione Granger uses this spell on Harry Potter's glasses during their first ride on the Hogwarts Express. This does not happen in the scene in the book, making it non-canon.
  • The use of this charm by Arthur Weasley has not been confirmed, as it may have been the general fixing spell.
  • Hermione Granger uses this in Diagon Alley despite being underage and hence not permitted to use magic outside of school but is in a controlled magical place.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Ron tries to use this spell to fix Harry's glasses but instead turns a wizard's hat into a frog.
  • Although in the book, Mr Weasley taps Harry's glasses when using this spell, in the second film Hermione moves her wand in a similar manner to the "swish and flick" used for the Levitation Charm; this is seen often throughout the first two films.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
  4. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4