It can be very disturbing for sunglasses users to have scratches on their sunglasses because it affects their visibility. A lot of people wonder if small scratches can be fixed at home, without spending a lot of money. The good news is that it is possible to fix them at home. Here is how:
Understand the Location Of the Scratch
Clean your sunglasses and try to find out the exact spot of the scratch. Use a cleaner that is specially made for sunglasses and use a micro fiber cloth. You can easily get these equipments from an optical store.
Several different types of daily use products can be used to fix scratches. You can apply toothpaste on the surface, gently rub it in circular motion, and then rinse it with cold water. If the scratches are deep then repeat the procedure twice.
A good alternative for soft toothpaste is water and baking soda. Put baking soda in a bowl, add water to make a thick paste, and then rub it on your shades in circular motion. When you feel that the last stroke has been lost, wash it with cold water.
Use Silver Or Brass Polish
If the baking soda and the soft toothpaste methods fail, then you can use a brass polish and can apply it with a soft cloth. Rub the polish on the lens, until you feel that the scratches have disappeared. Just make sure that you do not hit the frame when cleaning the lenses as that can ruin the overall look.
Use Microfiber Cloth
Clean the scratches with a soft microfiber cloth. Rough towels and cotton cloths can add to the number of scratches. If you are applying a cleaning product, and cannot remove it with a cotton ball, then rinse the lens with cold water and wipe off the water droplets with a microfiber cloth.
Use Fillers Lens
If you feel that the scratches are not disappearing, then use filler lenses. These will help in filling out the scratches for a while. There are two different types of products that can be used on your sunglasses. One of them is Turtle Wax, which is used to polish the car, and the other is Lemon Pledge, which is a furniture polish that contains a candle wax.
Apply these products on the lens of the sunglasses, with the help of a micro fiber cloth. Rub the product gently in circular motion, and then wipe the excess off with the micro fiber cloth. This procedure will help you to see clearly, and you should repeat this every other week.
See the Result
After doing all this, wear the sunglasses and see whether the scratches are present or not. You should have improved visibility after repairing the scratches.
All the above mentioned methods are cheap ways to fix sunglasses. Try them out right now!