It goes like this, you have to wear glasses, to see, you have to look through your glasses, but your glasses have scratches so you tend to look around them. You’re an expert ay focusing your vision away from those slight indentations, but what if you could clean them? What if you could look through the whole glass panel? Unrealistic you guffaw!, I kid you not…there are nine possible solutions for you in this list below – you’re bound to have one of the ingredients kicking around at home. Squint no more – descratchify those glasses!
Get those eyeglasses and remove the scratches with ease. Don’t forget your gloves!
1. Furniture polish
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This lemon-scented spray does not only clean your furniture and smell nice but also works miracles for your scratches. Spray a little onto a soft rag, and buff out the scuffs and scratches.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda can really save lives at home. It works for almost any problem! Make a thick paste with soda and water, and rub it into the lenses in a circular motion. Then, rinse with cool water and repeat as necessary.
If you’re not ready to buy a new pair of lenses, try using some sunscreen with a SPF of 45 to get rid of the worn-off coating. Use a soft cloth and dab a little sunscreen onto both sides of the lenses. Polish until the coating comes off. Note: this method is only recommended for plastic lenses.
Toothpaste works miracles for minor scratches. Choose a non-abrasive one and rub it on the lens using a cotton ball or soft cloth. DO it circularly for about 10 seconds and then rinse with cool water. Repeat if necessary.
5. Car wax
Car wax can also be used for this issue. Polish in a circular way and remove the scratches on plastic lenses. Repeat every few weeks for better results.
6. Glass etching cream
Etching cream removes scratched coating from lenses, but you only need to use it on plastic/polycarbonate lenses. Hold the glasses by the frame and apply a small dollop to the lens, being careful not to get any on the frame. Rub it in for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.
7. Dry mustard + vinegar
You’ll need to make a paste with powdered mustard and vinegar. Apply with the help of a cotton ball in a circular way and then rinse thoroughly.
8. Metal polish
Using a clean cloth, gently rub liquid metal polish (like silver) into the lenses to get rid of scratches. Wipe them down with rubbing alcohol afterward.
9. Baby oil
This works perfectly and also smells nice. Using it as a gentle polish. Buff a small dot into the lens until you take out the scratch.