You can remove small scratches from the glasses with a simple trick
'Never leave the glasses on their lenses, but on the holders with the lenses placed upwards. In addition, a safe position for them is with open brackets laid on a flat surface upside down ... '
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Unless you come up with an expensive anti-scratch coating or take really good care of your glasses, chances are you’ll end up with a few scratches on your lenses over time.
And even if you don't wear prescription glasses, your sunglasses probably stand unprotected somewhere.
The good news is that there are ways to prevent scratching the glasses, but also to repair minor scratches on the lenses. Here are some tips for both.
How to remove scratches from glasses
Of course, when we talk about ‘glasses’ that are scratched, we actually mean the lenses, not the frame (although they can also be scratched). And the scratches we encounter here are relatively small, mostly from everyday use.
Before you do anything else, Jonathan Zavaleta of Spy recommends rinsing your glasses with warm water and then using a microfiber cloth to wipe off dirt or dust from the lenses. Next, a solution should be made with which the scratches will be removed.
Mix a couple of tablespoons of baking soda with a little water to get a thick paste, says Zavaleta. Then take a clean microfiber cloth (i.e. not the one you just used) and gently rub the mixture onto the lenses.
Then rinse the glasses once more with warm water, and wipe them with a third clean microfiber cloth.
How to prevent scratches on glasses
Now that you know how to get rid of minor scratches from your glasses, let’s talk about how to prevent them from forming. It goes without saying that storing your glasses safely in a suitable pouch is the best way to protect them, but there are other things to keep in mind.
Here are some tips from the Washington Eye Doctors:
Be careful when taking off your glasses
When removing the glasses, catch the frame on the side.
- This way you avoid touching the lenses and the area of the frame around them with your fingers, reducing the possibility of inadvertently scratching them. In addition, removing the glasses with both hands ensures that you will not get stuck and fall - they explain.
Pay attention to how you put them on
Never leave the glasses on their lenses, but on the holders with the lenses placed upwards. In addition, a safe position for them is with open holders placed on a flat surface upside down - they say from Washington Eye, adding that this is the most stable position for leaving glasses.