For the most part, the lenses in eyeglasses these days are plastic. The good news is that means it’s pretty easy to get scratches out of them.
If you have a scratch on your lenses, you should first clean off your glasses with a kitchen soap and a microfiber cloth to see if that fixes your problem.
If not, here are some tips on how to buff out those scratches from your glasses.
Before you get to work, however, note that many shops will do this for you, sometimes for free. But if you do it yourself, you need to know if your glasses have a protective layer your lenses have on them.
If your plastic lenses have a coating on them, then chances are it’s just the coating that’s scratched. You can use Armor Etch to remove the coating completely.
It should never be used on glass, however, as it can damage the lenses further.
Armor Etch will get the scratches out, but it will also completely remove the protective coating. Sunscreen is another effective method.
As for buffing out deeper scratches, use a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda, as seen in the video below.
With a little buffing, you should find your glasses are good as new. It might take a little bit of work, but it’s worth it if you can avoid buying a new pair.
For a demonstration on how to remove scratches from your lenses, watch the video below: