Many people are wearing glasses as part of a fashion statement, but for some, it is not an option. Life without good vision can be hard, and glasses aren’t always the most elegant solution. They can fog up, slide down your nose, and cause you all sorts of grief. Here are 40 life hacks that will really help people who wear glasses.
1) Stop Glasses From Fogging
Prevent your glasses from fogging up with one simple trick. Rub a bar of soap on the lenses of your glasses, wipe it off with a small cloth. Just like magic — the glasses won’t fog anymore!
3) Use A Rubber Band To Find Shampoo In The Shower
Taking your glasses off for a shower can leave you blind and squinting to read labels. Make life easier by placing a rubber band around your shampoo bottle so you can easily identify which bottle is which.
Take a small spray bottle and mix 2 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part water and 3 drops of dish soap; give it a good shake, and you’re ready to go! Make sure to use a soft cloth, like microfiber, to wipe your lens.
Use a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove tiny scratches from your eyeglasses. Squeeze some toothpaste on the lenses and buff in a circular motion with a soft cloth. Rinse off the toothpaste, and they’ll be as good as new.
Car wax can actually polish the scratches out of glasses. Apply half a tablespoon of car wax to a microfiber cloth and give the lenses a gentle scrub using circular motions. Buff out the remaining wax using a clean and dry portion of the cloth.
Since baby washes and shampoos are generally chemical-free, they are perfect for buffing out scratches. Just use a couple of drops with some warm water and scrub with your fingers or a soft cloth. This will also help prevent future buildup on the lenses.
This is a great trick for taking care of scratches. Create a paste of baking soda and water in a small bowl. Cover the entire lens with the paste and buff gently. Simply rinse with water, and you’re good to go.
White vinegar can be used to clean lots of things in the household – including your eyeglasses. Mix some baking soda and vinegar together and wait for the foaming to subside, use a soft cloth to buff out scratches with the mixture.
Brass polish could be the answer to removing stuck on debris and shallow scratches. Make sure to check the label though, if the product contains acetone, it could have the opposite effect and ruin your lenses.
Rubbing alcohol is an excellent ingredient for removing scratches – it just needs some help with a gentle abrasive like a microfiber cloth or a little bit of baking soda. It’s also a great way to give them a good clean even when there aren’t scratches to buff out.
You can make your own cleaning solution from citrus and liquid soap. Mix together a tablespoon of liquid dish soap and a cup of citrus cleaner. Pour it into a quart of warm water, then spray a few times whenever you need to clean your glasses.
Some glasses are made with UV coating and anti-reflection coating. Use Castile soap to clean these lenses. Cover the soap in water and boil it, then add a tablespoon of glycerin and half a teaspoon of sassafras. Once the mixture cools down, it will be ready to use.