There is nothing more annoying than putting on your glasses and realizing that the lenses are all scratched up. If you own glasses with plastic lenses, you may be able to fix small scratches quickly and cheaply. Most of the products you’ll need to remove scratches from glasses require nothing more than materials commonly found around the house. Keep reading to find out how to clean glasses and remove scratches from glasses.
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1. Cleaning your glasses
The first step is to clean the surface of your lenses
to see where the scratches actually are. Make sure to use a cleaner (specifically for glasses) and a clean micro-fibre cloth or cleaning glasses cloth. Avoid using your clothes to wipe your glasses as they can scratch the lenses even more, make sure to also avoid using harsh chemicals as they will remove the protective coatings on the lenses.
2. Scratch repair for glasses
The next step is to apply a scratch remover to your lenses. Start by dabbing non-abrasive toothpaste on the scratched lens and rub it gently with a cotton bud or ball. To remove the toothpaste, you’ll need to rinse the lens with cool water. If the scratch is deep, you might need to repeat this process a few times. Alternatively, if you don’t have non-abrasive toothpaste, you can also use baking soda and water. Mix equal parts of soda and water until you achieve the same consistency as toothpaste and apply onto the lens in the same way.
3. Scratch filling
You now need to apply a scratch filling product if scratches remain. If the scratches still persist, you can apply a product that will fill the scratches temporarily.
Simply rub wax onto the lens with a clean micro-fibre cloth, and then wipe it off with a clean cloth. You should re-apply the wax once a week for the best results.
4. Pop your glasses back on
You should be able to see much better through your newly repaired lenses.
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, you can find various designer eyeglasses and at the checkout section you can always choose the type of lens you want. Choose the ones with scratch resistance and avoid scratches!
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