When you first get your sunglasses and you take them out of their case, you treat them with great care, but as time goes by, it is not easy to always be careful with them. If your lenses are showing signs of usage, read on, because we have some tips to minimize them.
You cannot always give your sunglasses the care they require. When you are in a hurry and put your sunglasses in your bag or leave them on the table, or when you go to the beach, they get wet and you dry them with a sandy towel. If, in addition, you use them to practice outdoor activities, or you have children who like to play with your sunglasses, the chances of your lenses showing any scratches are higher.
Tips for treating scratches on your sunglasses
When a scratch is too deep, it is best to change the lens. If it's a more superficial scratch, you can try applying one of the following tips:
- Wash the lenses with warm water and a little bit of neutral soap. Sometimes a stain can look like a scratch, so only by cleaning it you will discover if it is only dirt or not.
- Use glass cleaner. Another way to check the extent of scratches is by spraying the lenses with liquid glass cleaner, rinsing them in warm water, and drying them with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
- Petroleum jelly on scratches. Apply a small amount to the scratches, then wipe the glass with a cloth.
- Sodium bicarbonate. Mix a little baking soda with water, apply the mix and gently remove it with a microfiber cloth. Rinse with water and repeat again if you think it is necessary.
- Furniture polish. Dampen a microfiber cloth with a small amount of polish and gently rub the crystals.
- Car wax. It is a product very similar to the furniture polish, so you must also use very little amount and use it in the same way: moistening a cloth and lightly rubbing the lenses. If you consider it necessary, you can rinse them with a little water to remove the excess wax.
- The key is again to use very little amount and apply it by rubbing lightly on the scratch with a cotton ball. When finished, rinse the lenses with cold water.
- Product to treat CD’s and DVD’s. Apply a minimum amount of this specific product to this type of disc rub gently.
To ensure a better result test the products in a small area of the lens to see if it works or not.
The best way to wear scratch-free sunglasses longer, and enjoy the comfort and protection provided by being outdoors, is to try to prevent them by always having a case at hand to store them and following the tips we just mentioned.
If you need more advice and recommendations on how to prevent and eliminate scratches on your sunglasses, do not hesitate to contact us.