Glasses are great fashion items and important medical tools to help people see. Unfortunately, they’re quite delicate, as the lenses will scratch quite easily. These scratches can detract from the look and make it hard to see with the glasses, which is why you should learn this trick for fixing small scratches.
Clean Your Glasses
Always clean your glasses so you can see the damage and assess what you need to do. The best method to clean glasses is with a microfiber cloth, as it won’t scratch your lenses as long as you’re gentle. Then, set your glasses aside in a safe space before moving on to the next step.
Create a Paste
You’ll need to create a paste to treat the scratches on your lenses. A baking soda and water mixture will work well on any glasses. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pair of trendy oversized readers or prescription sunglasses. Mix a teaspoon or two of baking soda with water, gradually adding more water to form a thick paste. It should be spreadable but not runny.
Apply the Paste
Once you make the paste, spread the baking soda mixture on the scratches. You should rub the paste over the scratches in a circular motion carefully with a microfiber cloth. The gentle fabric will prevent further damage to the lenses.
Rinse With Water and Clean
The final step to removing the scratches from a pair of glasses is to rinse the lenses with water to remove the paste. Then, dry the lenses with a clean microfiber cloth and inspect them, repeating the process if the scratches are still apparent.
If the baking soda method doesn’t work, you’re unlikely to find a cheap fix for the lens scratches. You’ll need to bring the glasses in for repairs or buy replacement readers. This will save you a lot of time and effort over fixes that likely won’t work on a scratch that the baking soda doesn’t fix.