Nothing is worse than accidentally damaging your sunglasses, especially if you’ve invested in a beautiful designer pair that you love. At 1001 Optical, we’ve put together a guide on how to fix sunglasses, with some of the common fixes explained.
HOW TO FIX SCRATCHED SUNGLASSES
One of the most common mishaps glasses and sunglasses wearers suffer is a scratched lens. This can happen if you throw your sunglasses into your bag without a case or put them face down on your desk. That’s why many people ask us how to fix scratched sunglasses.
There are a lot of lifehacks online about repairing sunglass scratches, from using baking soda to sunscreen, and unfortunately, a lot of them don’t work. You should also avoid using products such as car wax that are made for scratches on car paint work, as this can ruin the lenses. Ultimately, applying substances like toothpaste or waxy substances to your sunglass lenses might cover a small, shallow scratch, but it can mean you have a lower level of UV protection, as the coatings can be damaged.
It’s best to take your sunglasses to a reputable optician, like 1001 Optical, who are experts on how to take scratches out of sunglasses. We may be able to reapply the coating to cover minor scratches or can simply give you a quote to replace the damaged lens. The good news is, it usually costs less to do a lens replacement than buying new sunglasses!