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.
These cloths are the best way to clean your glasses, so keep plenty of them handy. You never know when you will need to clean your glasses again.
Buy some eyeshadow primer from your local drugstore (yes, you too, boys!) and dab a little on the bridge of your nose where your glasses sit. Slipping is a problem of the past.
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.
Don’t run hot water over your glasses. This will reduce the lifespan of the product, meaning you will have to buy new ones even sooner.
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.
Buying glasses from large corporations can be expensive, but plenty of online stores offer similar products at much cheaper prices. Save your money for something you really want.
This is only a temporary fix, but it will help a lot if you forgot your glasses for the day. Curl your pointer finger into a tight loop, like a little window for your eye.
Prevent your glasses from sliding down your nose again by tying hair ties around the back of each arm. The ties will be behind your ears, so no one will even notice them.
There are tons of styles out there, so be sure that you know which one is your favorite. Here is a chart for your convenience.
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!
Dirty cloths won’t clean your glasses very well. Place the dirty cloths in a bowl of warm water. Add in some mild detergent and hand wash each thoroughly.
Use your camera to magnify the world around you. If you are short-sighted, you will be able to find your glasses easily.
Ordinary clothing is often filled with dust, making it more likely that you will scratch your glasses than clean them. Stick to soft fabrics instead.
Never use ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or window cleaner to clean your glasses. Those chemicals will strip away the protective coatings on your lenses.
Use a wax, such as beeswax, to stop your glasses from sliding down. Apply the wax to the pads or bridge of your glasses.
Place a small strip of glow in the dark paint on your glasses case so that you can easily find it at night.
With this hack you can listen to music without a problem. Stuff more sponge inside the headphones and enjoy your tunes.
Glasses are expected to get a little wear and tear over time. Little adjustments will help to ensure that your glasses always fit the shape of your face.
Clean your glasses with shaving cream whenever they get dirty. The soap leaves a protective film on the glass that prevents it from fogging.
If your glasses keep sliding down, use both of your thumbs to push the nose pads together at the same time. Push them in until they are fitted to both sides of your nose.
If your glasses feel too tight, spread the nose pads open with your thumbs. Be sure not to let these pads cut off circulation in your nose.
When one lens is higher than the other, you just look off. When one lens is higher, bend the opposite temple arm down at its most adjustable point. If it is lower, bend the other temple arm up.
If one arm bends farther out than the other, your glasses probably won’t fit very comfortably. Use the hinges to get the arms even again. You will even look more polished.
Mix together dish soap and water, then pour the solution into a spray bottle. Now you have a cheap and easy cleaner for your glasses.
Waxes are great for preventing your glasses from sliding down your nose. Nerdwax is a popular product with great reviews. It will help your glasses to stay in place, making you look more polished.
Place your glasses on a flat table to gauge the straightness and symmetry of the sides. Adjust until the glasses sit flat, with both sides resting on the table.
Combine a few drops of dish soap into a small bowl of window cleaner and mix together. Use a soft cloth to scrub your lenses with the cleaning mixture. Rinse and dry with a microfiber cloth.
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.
Dab some plain old toothpaste (no gel or whitening) on a cotton ball and massage it into the scratched lenses for 10-15 seconds. Rinse and repeat if scratches remain.
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.
If you don’t have rubbing alcohol or baking soda around, a simple solution of soap and water could help. You’ll need to have a microfiber cloth to help the scratches get polished out.
There’s a product for just about everything, including getting scratches out of glasses. If none of these DIY solutions are appealing to you, get your own scratch kit.
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.