Scratches on sunglasses lenses are an unsightly eyewearing occurrence. Not only do they reduce visibility, but they can also pose a safety issue when driving or playing sports. Fortunately, there are simple and fast ways to return your lenses to their original, scratch-free condition.
First, you’ll need to decide which kind of sunglasses you have. If they are plastic lenses, you can use a suitable lens polishing powder. Follow the instructions provided with your polishing kit carefully, as some lens polishers may scratch the lenses. If your sunglasses have glass lenses, you can also use a commercial glass polish. Be sure to read and follow the instructions included with your product.
Prepare the lenses if you have the right polishing compound or glass polish on hand. Start by securing the lenses with a soft microfiber cloth and a mild sanitizing agent. Make sure to clean any dirt or rubble that may have been left in the scratches as polishing will be more difficult. To the lenses, apply the polish to the cotton swab. Work in small groups, making sure to coat the entire lens with even more polish.
Now that the polishing is complete, the polishing begins. In a circular motion, buff the lenses with a soft, lint-free fabric. Start with light pressure and build it gradually as you progress. This will help ensure that you do not scratch the lens any further. Continue polishing until the scratches have been completely removed, or until the lenses have a glossy finish.
To remove any residue from the polishing process, use a damp cloth to dry the lenses. Before wearing them, let the lenses completely dry before using them.
You will easily and quickly remove scratches from your sunglasses lenses by following these steps. With a little bit of attention, you will enjoy your sunglasses for many years to come.