If you are someone who wears glasses, we don’t need to tell you, how vulnerable these things are. no matter what kind of glasses you have, they will get scratched, and that’s all there is to it.
But there must be some way to avoid that right? Well, as it turns out, there is. and in this blog, we shall be discussing the same. Firstly, we will be looking at how to remove scratches from your glasses, and then we will teach you how to prevent them.
So, with this said, let’s get right into it:
How to Remove Existing Scratches
Before we get into it, there is something that we need to clear out. It is that here we will be dealing with minor scratches, that come from day-to-day wear and tear. We aren’t going to cover deep groves or full-on cracks.
With this said, let’s get into it:
So, before you do anything, the first step is rinsing your glasses in warm water. Remember, there is a difference between warm water, and boiling water. once you have done this, wipe it off using a microfiber cloth.
And now, it’s time to create a DIY solution.
Take a couple of tablespoons of baking soda, and mix them with water, just enough to make a thick paste. After the paste is ready, take a clean microfiber cloth, and use it to rub the solution on lenses.
Once you are done, rinse the lenses with warm water, and clean them off with a microfiber cloth again for one final time. And with this, your glasses as are as clean as new, and all of the scratches are dealt with.
Preventing New Scratches
Prevention is better than cure, and this is why, we will be teaching you how to take care of your glasses, and what not to do. By the end of this, you will realize what wrong you were doing. So, let’s see what and what not to do:
The Right Way to Take Glasses Off
What most of getting wrong is that when you are taking them off, don’t grab them at the rim. Instead, you should hold them at their arms, i.e. the temples.
By avoiding the lenses and frame altogether you are refraining from scratching the lenses even by accident. In addition to this, holding glasses at arms also helps you have a better grip on them, which helps avoid accidental falls.
Don’t set them down just anywhere
More often than not, people keep their glasses lenses down. Meaning that lenses are directly touching the surface, and needless to mention, that’s not very lens friendly.
The safest possible way to keep your glasses somewhere when you don’t have the case is by opening the arms and then setting them down. This will help avoid direct contact between lenses and surface, thus lesser scratches.
Cleaning them right
While you must have been cleaning your glasses with just any cloth you find, like your shirt, your towel that’s not the right way, and often lead to scratches on lenses. this material can be abrasive and our goal is to use the ones which are nonabrasive. Thus, you should be using a material similar to microfiber which cleans the lenses better and also avoids any accidental scratch.