How to Fix Scratches on Your Glasses Lenses

You have just purchased some amazing blue light blocking glasses, maybe you have the prescription blue light glasses, the reading magnification blue light filtering glasses or non-prescription blue light glasses. Either way you have purchased the best blue light glasses from BLUblox and now is the time to look at aftercare.

 

Sometimes lenses can become scratched. This can occur if you put your blue light glasses in your bag without the carry pouch and case, you place them face down on an abrasive surface or you may have put them in a draw and your keys have scratched your lenses. However blue light glasses become scratched its annoying and can hinder the enjoyment of wearing these super stylish frames.

 

In this article we are going to show you five ways you can fix any scratches on your glasses, whether these be regular glasses or blue light glasses from BLUblox or even another brand. Aftercare service is especially important to us, that is why we wanted to show you how to fix scratches on your glasses’s lenses should this happen during their life with you.

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The below 5 tips will fix those pesky scratches on your lenses in no time at all.

Tip 1 – Toothpaste

Not just great for cleaning your teeth but also remarkably great at fixing scratched glasses lenses. All you need to do is add a small amount of non-abrasive toothpaste to a tissue or some cotton wool and carefully buff away the scratches. Using toothpaste in this way is an excellent and cheap way to fix minor scratches on your blue light glasses. If the scratches on your lenses are deep then you would most likely have to repeat this process several times to remove the scratches from your lenses. Toothpaste is such a great way to remove those pesky scratches from your amazing blue light blocking glasses.

 Toothpaste

Tip 2 – Metal Polish and Rubbing Alcohol

We know what you are thinking, my scratched lenses are not made of metal so how does metal polish help! Our blue light blocking glasses lenses are made from a laboratory grade CR39 plastic and if they become scratched a combination of metal polish and rubbing alcohol can fix the scratches. When choosing the best metal polish to use to buff out the scratches on your lenses you should opt for the lowest abrasive one, anything strong could damage the lenses further on your blue light filtering glasses. This process will take a while, so have patience. Add one polish to the scratched lens and buff away using a clean cloth until the scratches reduce in visibility. Once you have completed this step in fixing the scratches in your lenses apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a cotton bud to give the lenses a thorough clean. You do not want to be inhaling polish fumes after you have fixed your blue light glasses.

 Rubbing alcohol

Tip 3 – Baking Soda

Whenever you need to give something a deep clean, fix scratched glasses or cook an epic dish, baking soda comes to the rescue.

Baking soda is a great alternative to toothpaste and polish if you do not know whether these substances are too abrasive. If you are not sure and you do not want to damage your blue light glasses, it’s best to opt for the baking soda method to fix those scratched glasses.

Simply add water to the baking soda to make a thick paste and use a soft scratch-free cloth to rub into the scratched lenses. Rinse off under cold water and then repeat several times until the scratches are removed from your specs.

 Baking soda

Tip 4 – Car Cleaning Wax

Car cleaning wax works in much the same way that polish and toothpaste works, except it is less abrasive which makes it a safe option so you do not damage your glasses. Simply apply car cleaning wax to your scratched lenses and rub gently in with a soft cloth. This will smooth over any undesirable marks or scratches and make your blue light blocking glasses like new.

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Tip 5 – Glass Etching Cream

If the cheap and less hassle methods above do not work in removing the scratches from your glasses you can buy some glass etching cream. Glass etching cream is great for removing scratches from plastic lenses. BLUblox blue light glasses use a lab grade plastic lens so etching cream is an epic option in removing scratches from blue light glasses. Glass etching creams contain an active ingredient, Hydrofluoric Acid which helps to remove the outer coating on the plastic and will buff away at the scratch. We would only recommend this method on the BluLite computer glasses range as using this method on the Sleep+ or SummerGlo lenses may result in tint degradation.

 Glasses Etching Cream

Preventing Scratched Lenses

With disease, prevention is better than cure and the same is true for blue light glasses becoming scratched. Below is three tips to prevent your blue light glasses or computer glasses becoming scratched.

 

Tip 1 – Clean your blue light glasses regularly

Whilst we always recommend cleaning your blue light blocking glasses, its essential to clean them using the correct materials. BLUblox blue light glasses come with a special cleaning cloth that will not scratch your lenses.

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For more on how to clean blue light glasses read this article (link to our blog on this)

 

Tip 2 – Handle your glasses with care

Take care when removing your glasses from your case, putting them on or placing them down. To prevent scratching your blue light glasses do not put them lens down on hard surfaces. Whenever possible we recommend handling your blue light blocking glasses using both hands with a firm grip.

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Tip 3 – Always use a case

When you do not use a case, you risk scratching your glasses. Keys, lens, hard surfaces and other sharp items may leave scratches on your glasses which is far from ideal.

 

All BLUblox blue light blocking glasses come with a protective case which should be used to house your blue light glasses whenever you’re not wearing them.

BLUblox glasses case

Final Thoughts

Preventing your blue light glasses getting scratched is the best option but sometimes lenses can become scratched at no fault of your own. If this happens try any of the five tips provided to fix scratches on your glasses. BLUblox blue light blocking glasses and computer glasses come with a scratch resistant coating which helps prevent minor scratches caused by daily wear and tear.

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Too get a pair of the best blue light glasses visit BLUblox.com

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