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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.


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Hermione Granger repairing Harry Potter's glasses in 1992

Hermione Granger and Arthur Wasley have both used this spell to mend Harry Potter's glasses. Hermione on the Hogwarts Express in 1991 when the trio met for the first time and Arthur 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.

Known Practitioners


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

Behind the scenes

  • 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.


Notes and references

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