Do you wear glasses but feeling uncomfortable these days as the glass got scratches on it? Want to apply some DIY method to get rid of annoying smudge over it? You can use several options to make your glasses clear and make your vision free of obstruction.
Several reasons that your glasses get scratches
You may be wondering why the scratches get embedded in your glasses. Few reasons for it are
- Dirt particles cling on plastic, when you rub it create the smudge and make the plastic lenses rough.
- Most opticians use plastic lenses for your prescription glasses, and they tend to scratch easily as compared to glass lenses.
What methods can help remove scratches?
Before you apply any chemical or natural thing to remove the scratch from it, try to use the clean muslin cloth. You can also use dish soap to clean it. Evenly rub over it to remove any dust particle, now after that, try some DIY techniques to give your glasses a new look.
Step by step guide to get rid of scratches
- Removing light scratches
Washing your hands is important
For performing any activity, it is recommended to wash your hands. Therefore, when you are taking steps to remove scratches from your glasses, wash your hands first. It is essential because if your fingers are dry or oily, it will create more problems for you. So, be careful to wash your hands and then handle your glasses.
Wash your glasses too
The next important thing to do is washing your glasses. Gently rinse it with ordinary tap water to remove any dust particles from it. Don’t use hot water as it may cause further scratches. Or, in case your glasses contain the glass may get damaged from the hot water. Thus, be careful, first check the water temperature before rinsing your glasses. Let it be air dry.
Drop a soap on each lens and rub it gently
Take a good quality liquid soap. Add a drop on each lens, rub it gently on both sides. Try to use the lotion free detergent. You may be thinking, why? We all know the lotion contains oil. If you drop that on your eyewear, it may create a further problem. Your glasses get more smears that will be difficult for you to remove. So, avoid using such detergent.
Rinse and shake
After thoroughly rubbing the soap on glasses, rinse it with water and shake to remove excess water layer.
Let it dry to see the difference
Use the muslin or soft cotton cloth to wipe out the water. Now you will see that the light scratches have gone out, and you will be feeling comfortable wearing scratch-free glasses.
- How to get rid of severe scratches?
If your glasses have some deep scratches that didn’t go with detergent, then apply another technique. It will definitely work, and you will not think to change your glasses.
You can use good quality toothpaste to make your glasses scratch-free. Toothpaste? Wondering how it can work? The answer is simple. It consists of the abrasive particles that grind and polish exterior layers and make the glasses free of annoying lines. Now the question is how to remove scratches with toothpaste. Have a look at the procedure below
Apply toothpaste and gently rub
Add a little amount of toothpaste on both lenses. Use the soft fabric to spread the toothpaste over it gently. Move it in circular or side to side motion. Remember, don’t rub with hard hands as the abrasive particles go deep and damage the glass or plastic’s internal layer. Be careful. Use soft hands.
Rinse and dry
Rinse your glasses to remove the toothpaste, shake it, and dry it with a soft cloth. You will see your glasses will become neat and scratch-free.
- Glass etching for the hard scratches
Have you applied the above two methods but still unable to get out of the situation? There is no need to worry. The solution is here. The glass etching substance is easily available in the market. Go and pick it up and apply on your glasses. But how? Let’s learn the procedure
It is essential to wear gloves to prevent the hand from getting abrasions from chemical substances.
Apply etching on glasses
Take a Q tip, dip in etching material. Now apply it on each side of lenses. Make sure to cover all portions with this chemical.
Rinse and dry
Rinse it thoroughly with tap water and dry it with the help of soft fabric. Move in a side by side motion.
Done! You will get a clear and new glass that helps you to provide a perfect vision.
These are a few ways that will help you get rid of scratches. If your glasses have deep smudge and have damaged the lens’s internal layer, it’s good to buy the new one. It is because your vision is important, and purchasing the new Prescription glasses is only a remedy in that case.