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How do you fix scratches on eyeglasses at home?

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Scratches on eyeglasses can be fixed at home using materials that are readily available at home such as toothpaste, baking soda and vehicle cleaning wax for plastic lenses. Eyeglasses with loose hinges can also be fixed using very affordable eyeglass repair kits.

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Toothpaste

Place a small amount of non-abrasive toothpaste on a piece of soft wool or cotton. Rub the toothpaste using the cloth or cotton on the lens gently in a circular motion for about 10 seconds. Repeat the process on the other lens. Rinse off the toothpaste with water and then wipe the lenses dry. Repeat the process as needed.

Baking soda

Slowly add water to a small amount of baking soda until the mixture takes on a paste-like consistency. Rub the mixture on the lenses in the same way as with the toothpaste. Rinse and wipe dry then repeat if necessary.

Car wax

Car wax should only be used on plastic lenses and not on glass lenses. Apply the wax with a clean cloth on the lenses and buff off the scratches. Use several pieces of cloth if necessary.

Loose hinges and screws

Loose hinges and screws can be tightened with small screwdrivers. For this type of fix, it will be ideal to purchase cheap eyeglasses repair kits. However, if the problem with the hinges appear complicated, such as in bent hinges and spring hinge frames, it will be a good idea to take the pair of eye glasses to the optician.

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