How to Remove Scratches From Glasses
How to Remove Scratches from Glasses
If you wear glasses, you know how easily the lenses can become scratched. When you end up with scratches on your glasses, it can be a lot more difficult to see, not to mention you'll always have to stare at an annoying mark right in front of your eyes. Scratched lenses can make it more difficult to focus and may even cause headaches. Thankfully, you can repair most scratches at home if you know how to do things the right way. Read on to learn how to remove scratches from glasses so that your eyewear is clear and looks as good as new.
Get Rid of Scratches on Glasses at Home
It's important to note that if your glasses have extremely deep scratches, you should take them to your eye care professional. They can remove the scratches properly without causing further damage. However, if your lenses have very faint or shallow scratches, you can easily remove them with a few simple items and some time. You'll need to grab a soft microfiber cloth, baking soda, and bowl.
- Clean your glasses with a microfiber cloth or lens cleaning wipe to remove dust and excess grime.
- Mix one to two tablespoons of baking soda with warm water until it forms a thick paste.
- Apply the baking soda-water mixture directly to the scratched part of your lenses using a cotton ball or a clean microfiber cloth. Use a consistent, circular motion and gentle pressure without pushing down too hard.
- After the paste is spread over your lenses., rinse them with clean water to remove everything.
- Clean the glasses again with a new cloth until they're completely dry.
Tips to Fix Scratched Glasses
While this simple process can remove most minor scratches from your eyeglasses, there are a few important things to keep in mind:
- Never apply toothpaste to your lenses since this can leave smudges and tiny scratches behind. If you must use toothpaste to remove scratches, make sure that it's a non-abrasive, non-gel formula that does not contain whitening ingredients that could cause small abrasions on your lenses.
- Some people may recommend applying a glass etching solution to remove scratches from your glasses. However, this solution can cause lasting damage if you don't remove the solution immediately and can also damage the protective coating on your lenses.
- To protect your glasses from getting scratches, always store them in a protective case when you go to bed or whenever you travel if you don't need to wear them. Always use a hard case so that the glasses aren't exposed to getting "beat up."
- When you take your glasses off, never just toss them down. Instead, gently close them and place them on a secure, sturdy surface until you need them again.
- Don't attempt to repair deep scratches in your lenses. In this case, the attempt could end up doing more harm than good and may make the damage worse. Consult with a local eyeglass retailer or your eye doctor if the scratched lenses need more intensive repairs.