Breaking your sunglass lenses can be a very frustrating experience. Especially if the sunglasses are new. The process of getting them fixed can be pretty annoying which you really don’t need after the annoyance of breaking them. A break in the lens can seem much harder to fix than a break in the frame but there are ways to fix it. Here are three effective ways that you can use to fix your Sunglasses’ broken lenses.
1. How to fix scratched lenses
The most common kind of damage that lenses have is scratch damage. If you carry your sunglasses around with you everywhere it is only a matter of time before they get a scratch or two on them. Which is incredibly annoying as they interfere with your field of vision and you never stop seeing them completely. Large enough scratches will even cause headaches which will make your shades really unusable.
Thankfully scratches are some of the easiest kinds of breakage to fix. Here’s how you do it:
- Wipe down your glasses well to remove the top layer of dust
This is necessary because without cleaning your lens well specifically with a microfiber and eyeglass cleaner you won’t get rid of the layer of dust on and in the scratches. Which is necessary to apply any sort of treatment.
- Apply toothpaste
Believe it or not toothpaste is one of the most effective ways to get rid of scratches on a lens. Just apply toothpaste to the scratch. Rub it in with a wool or cotton material for at least 30 seconds. Rinse your glasses and now they’re good enough to use.
2. Fixing a popped out lens
Sometimes after a fall or impact, your lenses won’t scratch or crack. Instead, they’ll pop out of the frame. You can place them back into the frame and from there they may work for a bit but eventually they’ll just keep popping out.
- For plastic frames
If you place the lens in warm water for a few minutes, and then push the lens back in the frame it will stick in place.
- For metal frames
You’ll need to find , and tighten, the screw in the frame where the lens is held in place, you’ll need to replace the screw if you’ve lost it.
3. Getting a replacement lens
Let’s say you’ve completely cracked a lens on your sunglasses. Sadly there is no simple home remedy for totally wrecked lenses. It also doesn’t mean that you need to get a totally new pair of sunglasses either. Many companies offer single replacement lenses for their brand of sunglasses.
For example if you have Oakley sunglasses. You can replace your Oakley lenses individually or get a new pair instead of springing for whole new glasses.
As long as you haven’t totally wrecked your glasses it’s not the end of the world. Most sunglass troubles have pretty straightforward homemade fixes. As long as you follow the steps carefully you’re good to go.