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HOW TO REMOVE SCRATCHES FROM GLASSES

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By Siddharth sethi. Published on August 16, 2019, 7:30 am

To remove scratches from glasses could give anyone a headache, and every eyeglasses user must have had experienced it on several occasions in their lifetime.  You might have dropped eyeglasses accidentally many a times while bending, enjoying your favourite sport, kept improper without cover in your handbag, a naughty kid just grabbed them to play or you rubbed with the harsh cloth. The reason could be numerous but surely scratches leave an eyeglass deteriorated. Scratch glasses are like nightmares for eyewear users, especially to those using prescription glasses with high power lenses.

WAYS TO REMOVE SCRATCHES FROM GLASSES

Well, do not get disappointed because there is still hope and with some handy helpful remedies you can easily removing the scratches from the glasses. Scratches are easy to handle with the following quick fix hacks:-

1) TOOTHPASTE

You do not require any expensive toothpaste, you just need non-abrasive and non-gel based toothpaste being used in every household along with a small cotton ball or soft cotton cloth without lint.  Put a dollop of toothpaste on the scratched area of glasses and gently rub the toothpaste in soft circular motions by using a cotton ball or cloth.  Keep rubbing in small circular motions for few seconds to vanish the scratches.  Now, rinse the eyeglasses in clear cold water and pat dry with a clean cloth.  If the scratch still persists, you may repeat the process.  This is the most common, economical and time-saving process of removing unwanted scratches from glasses without buying any special ingredient.

2) BAKING SODA

Baking soda is another cheap solution to rub off scratches from which is easily available in our kitchens.  Take one spoonful of baking soda and mix it with half a spoon of water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on a glass surface with scratches and with the help of cotton ball or soft cotton cloth rub the area in a smooth circular motion for 10-20 seconds. Rinse the glasses under cold water and wipe off with a soft cloth. This process may be repeated if the scratch is still not fixed. Baking soda remedy is easy, cost-effective, time saving and perfect method to clear off hard scratches.

3) VEHICLE CLEANER WAX

Vehicle cleaning wax used to polish vehicles and is a good option to mend scratches on the glass as well as the plastic lens. Vehicle wax should be applied on the scratched area of the glass by cotton wool or soft cotton cloth. Softly rub the area till the scratch repair on glasses. Clean the glasses with soft clothes. The Vehicle cleaning wax fills in the scratches and removes scratches easily.

4) BRASS, SILVER OR METAL POLISH

Brass, silver or metal polish can be used to remove scratches from the glasses effectively on plastic frames. A small amount of polish should be applied on the scratched part by using cotton wool or soft cotton cloth. This needs to be rubbed for a good few minutes, after which the extra polish is removed from the lenses with a clean soft cloth. This remedy should not be tried on glasses, as it will harm the coatings of the glass lenses. This method needs little time and of course little amount for buying metal polish.

5) GLASS ETCHING CREAM

Using glass etching cream is a way better technique to fix scratches on glassesAny easily available glass etching cream having Hydrofluoric Acid can do the job on plastic eyeglasses.  All you need is to apply a thick coat of glass etching cream on the surface of the lenses and let the cream settles down, say, for around 5 minutes without rubbing the lenses. Thereafter, rinse the lenses and wipe off with a clean cotton cloth.  The glass etching cream will peel off along with the scratches thereof.  The glass etching cream is harmful to glass lenses and should be avoided in such cases. This technique is little costly and risky although the procedure is quite simple, however, if the cream is left for more than 5 minutes, there is every chance of lenses getting damaged.

The above-mentioned methods are temporary quick-fixes that work on the eyeglasses but do not grant 100% surety of removing scratches.  If the scratch is stubborn, deep and hard, then these remedies will not be advantageous.  Moreover, it is a risky business, as the lenses may get more damaged through any of the above processes and instead of doing good, you could end up harming lenses more.  Not to forget, the harsh chemicals can rip off or damage other coatings as well.  Glass lenses are quite susceptible to get damaged due to any of the above scratch fixing hacks. Therefore, if you feel you are unable to handle remove the scratches from glasses on your own, it is better to hand over them to the services of the expert professionals.

BEST SOLUTION TO FIX SCRATCHES OF GLASSES

Since our glasses are an indispensable part of our lives, especially the prescription ones, caring for lenses means caring for eyes.  Therefore, if none of the above hacks works on treating scratches of your glasses, then you may select either of the following options to extend the life of your glasses :

1)  BUY LENSGUARD FROM SPECSCART

Specscart – a leading, well-known affordable eyewear manufacturer in the UK, has successfully developed advanced technology solution namely,  Lensguard to tackle the problem of removing scratches on the surface of the glasses. No matter what kind of lenses you prefer, Lensguard safely removes scratches from glasses as well as sunglasses.

Simply apply Lensguard on the lenses and let it work its way towards removing scratching. Within a couple of minutes, only all the scratches from the lenses will vanish and you can enjoy clear vision without any disruption. Clean the lenses and once you wear them you fill find your lenses as good as new.

Lensguard by Specscart are decently priced to not let burn holes in your pocket. Lenguard is easy to use irrespective of the material of lenses i.e. plastic or glasses frames.  Lensguard is the most effective way of getting rid off the annoying scratches at eyeglasses or sunglasses. Forget your worries, let Lensguard enhance vision clarity and focus without compromising on the quality of the material. Lensquard can be ordered from the stores at Walkden eye test and Bury eye test store. 

2)   REGLAZE GLASSES

In case, the lenses are scratched beyond repair, the scratch is pretty deep, it appears scratch is unable to be repaired at home, if the lenses required expert service or if the lenses are broken then sorry to say, none of the above hacks and solutions will be of any use – you need to reglaze glasses.  Specscart’s unique reglaze glasses service allows the user to send across existing frames with old and damaged lenses. In turn, Specscart will insert new glasses lenses in good condition existing frame. Hence, you get to extend the shelf life of the frames and save firmly on your pocket by allowing to re-use old or existing frame instead of buying a new pair of glasses  

Specscart is indeed a lifesaver and is a rescuer for all your eyewear and lenses related needs and fixes.  Specscart is ever willing to help you by removing every bit of scratches from your glass lenses and assuring enhanced vision clear.  In any case, remember that whenever you buy eyeglasses or sunglasses from Specscart, they are automatically loaded with anti-scratch and shock resistance properties.

 

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