You always need to be aware when wearing glasses and make sure that it is not scratched to maintain a clear vision. For those of us that wear glasses, we know how hard it is to keep our glasses clean of dust and scratches all the time.
As changing it will be costly, these are 10 easy ways to get rid of scratches on our glasses!
1. Dish soap and glass cleaner
Let’s start with things that most of us have in our home. Combine dishwasher soap into a small bowl with glass cleaner and mix them together. Use a soft cloth to scrub your lenses with the mixture that you’ve made.
Rinse the lenses and dry it with the microfiber cloth.
2. Car wax
Most people with a car might have this and we can use it to get rid of scratches in our lenses too. After wash and pat dry glasses, apply half a tablespoon of car wax to a microfiber cloth and give the lenses a gentle scrub in circular motion.
Buff out the remaining wax using a clean and dry portion of the cloth.
3. Baby wash
Yes, you read that right—baby wash. Baby wash and shampoos are generally chemical-free and perfect for buffing out scratches. Just use a couple of drops with warm water and scrub your lenses with your finger or soft cloth.
This will also prevent future buildup on the lenses.
4. Baking soda and water
Besides cooking, we can create a paste out of baking soda and water in a small bowl to get rid of scratches on the lens. Cover the entire lens with the paste and buff gently.
Simply rinse the lenses with water and you’re good to go.
5. White vinegar
We’ve heard before that white vinegar can be used to clean a lot of things in the households, and this includes our eye glasses. Mix some baking soda and vinegar together and wait for the foaming to subside.
Use a soft cloth to buff out scratches with the mixture.
6. Brass polish
Another answer to removing stuck on debris and shallow scratches is brass polish. Make sure to check the label first as the product containing acetone could have the opposite effect and ruin your lenses.
Make sure to check the label first!
You don’t have anything mentioned on the list? Then you can just use toothpaste. Dab some plain toothpaste (not the gel type or the whitening one) on a cotton ball and massage it into the scratched lenses for 10 to 15 seconds.
Rinse and repeat if the scratches still remain.
8. Rubbing alcohol
Besides getting your cracked eyeshadow back into shape, rubbing alcohol is an excellent ingredient for removing scratches. With help from gentle abrasive like microfiber cloth or a little bit of baking soda, it is a great way to give your lenses a good clean even when there aren’t scratches to buff out.
Give your lenses a good clean it needs.
9. Soap and water
As simple as that, you can just use plain soap and water. You’ll need to have a microfiber cloth to help polished out the scratches too.
Just use the soap you have at home.
10. Scratch repair kit
Don’t have all of the above at home? You can just buy a scratch repair kit at eye clinics to clean your lenses. It should help with the issue until you decided to get a brand new pair.
This will surely help if you’re not feeling positive about the other methods.
Taking good care of your glasses ensures longer span to your lenses. We hope any of these 10 ways will help reduce and get rid of scratches on your lenses.
Credit: Home Hacks