Removing Scratches from Glasses

Disclaimer: Given the anti-glare coating on all Felix Gray glasses, we DO NOT recommend attempting to remove scratches from glasses yourself. Let us help! We offer lens replacements, read more here.

If you’re using Felix Gray glasses or other glasses with anti-glare coating the priority is to prevent your glasses from ever getting scratched.

How to Prevent Scratches on Glasses

  1. Store your Glasses Properly
    Of course we love our glasses here so we always have them on, but if you must take them off the best way to assure you avoid scratching your glasses is to keep your glasses in the Felix Gray hard case they come in. If you don’t have a hard case or lose your case you can also store them in a microfiber bag.

  2. Clean your Glasses Properly
    For everyday cleaning from dust or debris, use the specialized microfiber cloth that comes with your Felix Gray glasses. If you lose your specialized cloth you can also use another microfiber cloth.

    For deep cleaning, start by rinsing them off with lukewarm water. Then, using dishwashing liquid gently rub away debris from the lens or frame. Once you wash off your glasses with dish soap, you should use a dry microfiber cloth (like the one that comes with every pair of Felix Grays). We have an entire blog about the best way to clean glasses – check it out!

  3. Handle your Glasses by the Temples
    When removing your glasses always handle them by the temples (sometimes called the arms). This will help you avoid adding additional dust and skin oils to your lenses. If you must place them down be sure not to place them lenses down. Like we said above, it’s best to keep them in the case they came in!

For those who haven’t yet purchased their pair of Felix Gray anti glare, Blue Light blocking glasses, the below will explain how to get scratches out of glasses. In today’s post, we’ll be covering four of the most common scratch-removal methods and touching on some important points consumers should know about each.

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4 Ways to Remove Scratches From Glasses (non-Felix Gray glasses)

  1. The Baking Soda Method
    Ask an expert how to remove scratches from glass and baking soda will likely be one of their first suggestions. Since this common kitchen ingredient has an abrasion rating of just 7 RDA, it’s often safe to use on lenses, since it will not wear away the surface of the glass.

    To get scratches out of glasses using this technique, simply combine baking soda with water until it forms a glue-like paste. Apply the paste to the glasses using a lint-free cloth and use a circular motion to rub it into the scrape. Continue buffing for 30 seconds or so, then wipe away the baking soda with a clean, damp cloth and allow the lenses to dry. Repeat the process if necessary.

  2. The Car Wax Method
    Vehicle wax products are also commonly used to remove scratches from glass. People often recommend trying Turtle Wax or Meguiar’s, since these brands have high reviews. Before applying the wax, it’s important to read up on how to get rid of scratches using this technique.

    Firstly, it’s important to ensure that all dust and residues are removed from the glasses before applying the way, so be sure to buffer your glasses using a microfibre cleaning cloth. After you’re sure your glasses are clean, you can get started. Gently dab some of the vehicle wax onto the damaged area of your lenses and rub the wax in using circular motions.

    The deeper the scratch, the more times you may have to repeat this step. After buffing, use room temperature water to rinse away any wax and then dry the glasses using a clean, dry microfiber cloth. Repeat if necessary.

  3. The toothpaste method
    This is one of the most-used methods of removing scratches from glasses—but it can potentially leave lenses more damaged than they were if not properly executed. The danger of using toothpaste for removing scratches from glass is that many brands have granules or microbeads in them, which can diminish the surface of the glass in your lenses.

    Thus, it’s essential to find a toothpaste that has a low RDA rating to ensure you do not further damage your glasses. People often recommend using Colgate Regular or Arm & Hammer Dental Care since these products do not contain granules or microbeads.

    Once you’ve found a suitable toothpaste, the steps are very similar to the steps listed above for baking soda. Use a microfiber cloth to softly dab toothpaste onto the lens, then buffer using circular motions. Rinse the area using a clean, damp cloth and let dry. Repeat process if necessary.

  4. The Glass Etching Method
    If you have a deep scratch on your lenses, you may have to use a glass etching substance—a more powerful form of glass scratch remover. There are several different brands to choose from, but Armor Etch is one of the most popular and has consistently positive user reviews.

    To begin removing scratches from glasses using Armor Etch, you’ll want to wear disposable gloves to protect your hands.Once you’ve put on your gloves, use a cotton swab to apply the substance to the lens.

    Do not rub the Armor Etch into the lens the way you would with toothpaste or baking soda. Instead, simply apply enough to cover the surface of the glass and then let the formula sit for approximately five minutes.

    After the glasses have sat untouched for five minutes, gently rinse them in room temperature water until the glass etching substance is gone. Then use a microfiber cloth to dry the lenses.

Knowing how to get scratches out of glasses using the above methods can save you a ton of money in the long run by extending the lifespan of your specs. But remember, if these tricks for removing scratches from glasses don’t work for you, you can always consult with an eyewear professional. In some cases, the damage to your glasses may be too severe to repair.

Again, we do not recommend these techniques for Felix Gray glasses. If you get a scratch on a pair of Felix Gray glasses please reach out to us at [email protected]. At Felix Gray, we provide our customers with a free shipping, returns, and exchanges policy, on top of our already affordably-priced inventory of prescription glasses and non-prescription Blue Light filtering glasses. Shop our full selection of sunglasses, sleep glasses, and more today!

1 comment
  1. You made a great point about storing them properly and how it can help you avoid scratching them. My husband and I are looking for an optical product repair service that can help with the things he uses in his office. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

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