Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Eyeglasses
Bounce Fabric Softeners Sheets
Cleaning your eyeglasses with a clean used Bounce Fabric Softener sheet is not only a great way to clean your glasses but it is also a great way to repel future dust for awhile. The antistatic element of the sheets prevents dust from sticking in the eyeglasses for some time. (It is also a great way to reuse a fabric softener sheet.)
A drop or two of white vinegar will get your lenses sparkling again (however do not use on plastic lenses)
Baby wipes work great in a pinch. They will help clean off any grime on eyeglasses.
Coffee Filters are great for cleaning eyeglasses because they will not leave any lint behind. They are also inexpensive enough that you can use them daily if you choose.
Wiping your glasses with a clean cloth dampened in vodka will not only clean the glasses but will kill germs as well.
It is always best to try and rinse your glasses with water before cleaning them to avoid scratching the lenses with tiny particles. Then you can dry them with a lint-free cotton cloth.
Strangely enough you can create a thin film on eyeglass lenses that will rebel precipitation by rubbing a dab of Colgate toothpaste (the regular flavor paste variety) then wash them clean with water.
Shaving cream in another great deterrent for foggy eyeglasses (works well for defogging bathroom mirrors as well). Simply rub a small dab of shaving cream on both sides of lenses and gently wipe clean in circular motion.
Another way to keep eyeglasses fog-free is pledge. Gently spray a little pledge on lenses then gently wipe clean.
Repairing Broken Eyeglasses in an Emergency
Toothpicks work great is you lose a screw from your eyeglasses. Simply place a toothpick in the hole to hold them temporarily until you can get them fixed.
Clear Nail Polish
To keep eyeglasses screws from loosening, or if you have screws that are already loose, simply apply a small drop of clear nail polish on them to hold them in place.
Dental Floss or String
Another solution for a lost screw in eyeglasses is to tie a piece of dental floss or thread through the hole until you can get replacement screws.
Place a piece of scotch tape over a broken or cracked lens to temporarily hold it together until it can be fixed.
Scratches on Eyeglasses
For light scratches on your plastic glasses, pledge again might do the trick. Be sure to rinse and clean your glasses first. Then apply a little pledge and wipe off with a soft cloth (like a t-shirt).
This is another remedy for scratches in PLASTIC eyeglasses. You can find Armor Etch in most craft stores or online. It removes the AR coating completely from the glasses which is quite often the reason for the scratches. DO NOT USE HOWEVER ON GLASS!
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