You probably own a few pairs of nice glasses but have sentenced some of them to the junk drawer due to jacked up lenses. That’s not right.
If you’re looking for ways to resuscitate glasses that are lost to scratches and marks, then there’s good news. You don’t have to shell out dough to replace them or toss them in the trash. With a few of the tricks listed below, you can rub your specs the right way and start rocking them again.
Follow the instructions carefully below using some common household items. We know that some lenses come with special coating, so consider which methods will work best for your glasses. And don’t forget to wear gloves!
1- Furniture Polish
Your favorite lemon-scented furniture spray acts as a compound to fill in scratches. Among the internet community, Pledge seems to be the clear winner. Spray a little onto a soft rag, and buff out the scuffs and scratches.
2- Baking Soda
General miracle worker and jack-of-all-trades, baking soda to the rescue for minor or major scratches. Make a thick paste with soda and water, and rub it into the lenses in a circular motion. Rinse with cool water. Repeat as necessary.
Can’t see through the beat-up coating on your lenses? If you’re not ready to buy a new pair, try using some sunscreen with a SPF of 45 to get rid of the worn-off coating. Using a soft cloth, dab a little sunscreen onto both sides of the lenses and polish until the coating comes off. Note: this will take some time and this method is only recommended for plastic lenses.
Seen on lists all over the web, toothpaste can be used for minor scratches as a buffing agent. Choose one that’s non-abrasive and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals for whitening or coloring. That means avoiding fancy formulas! With a cotton ball or soft cloth, rub toothpaste on the lens in a circular motion. Do so for about 10 seconds and then rinse with cool water. More than one application may be required for deeper scratches.
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