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How to Get Scratches Out of Safety Glasses?

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How to Get Scratches Out of Safety Glasses

Scratches from your safety glasses are indeed sores to your vision. Have you got safety glasses with scratches? I got one, and it distracts my eyesight. Well, we need to get rid of these scratches.

Do you want to know how to get scratches out of safety glasses? I just found some ways that you may try doing. But, first, you must know where do scratches come from and how to avoid them, which can be found by continuing reading some points below.

What Causes Scratches to Safety Glasses and How to Avoid Them?


There are reasons why your safety glasses acquired scratches. Sometimes you are not aware of them. You are doing some things, unknowingly, that would scratch your safety glasses.

Works such as welding, construction, demolishing, and renovating can cause scratches to your safety glasses. Falling debris might land on your glasses. So, beware! Also, you may consider the other causes of scratches; and how to avoid them:

1. Cleaning glasses with abrasive cloth or shirt

Your lenses might scratch if you clean them using an abrasive cloth. Also, some people are used to wiping their safety glasses with their shirts. With this, your lenses might receive scratches if your shirt fabric is not smooth.

Clean your safety glasses using a microfiber cloth, which is soft. Indeed, it will not scratch your glasses.

If you are looking for another way to clean your glasses, you may use water and dishwashing liquid. Mix them and spray them to your lenses then, pat them dry with a soft cloth.

2. Setting your safety glasses lens pointed downward

Sometimes you are in a hurry to take off your glasses, and you place them on a rough surface. To make matters worse, you set the lens of your safety glasses downward on the hard surface, which may acquire scratches once moved or bumped.

The best way to set your glasses on a hard or rough surface is to place the lenses upward facing the ceiling to avoid scratches. You may also put your glasses in a case to ensure more protection.

3. Handling the lenses of the glasses

Do not hold the rims of the lenses when taking off. Handling the lenses of glasses may cause scratches from fingernails or hands. You may hold the temples of your safety glasses when removing them, which also can ensure a good grip and prevent dropping.

4. Dropping the safety glasses on a hard surface

Sometimes you drop off your safety glasses on the floors, which can scratch the lenses of your glasses. It may happen if you are in a hurry or bending to pick up a thing.

To avoid this scenario, you may take off your glasses and put them in a safe place. Also, you may use a chain that is attached to the temple of your glasses. Let your glasses hang on your chest when you want to take them off.

How to Remove Scratches on Your Safety Glasses


In one instance, your safety glasses acquire scratches, do not worry. There are some ways that I would like to share that help remove these scratches from your safety glasses. Here are some of them:

1. Using Dish Soap and Glass Cleaner

You may remove the scratches from your safety glasses by using a glass cleaner and soap. Pour the glass cleaner into a small bowl and drops of dish soap. Mix them well together.

Then, damp a soft cloth in the mixture and gently scrub it onto your lenses. Once you noticed that the scratches were gone, rinse and dry them with a microfiber cloth.

2. Using a Toothpaste

Get a toothpaste or a non-abrasive toothpaste. Put a lump of toothpaste on the scratches of your safety glasses. Slowly rub the toothpaste in circular motions by using a soft cloth or cotton. You rub the scratched area until you see that the scratches fade away.

Then, rinse your glasses with cold clean water and dry them with a soft cloth. It is one of the most common methods of removing scratches from safety glasses.

3. Using Baking Soda and Water

Baking soda is usually used for removing stains. Surprisingly, it can also remove scratches. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and half a spoon of water. Then, rub this paste onto your scratched lenses in a circular motion using a soft cloth or cotton ball.

Once done, rinse it with cold water and let it dry with a clean cloth. If the scratch is persistent or still there, you may repeat the process.

4. Using White Vinegar and Baking Soda

Make a solution using white vinegar and baking soda. Mix it well, and wait until the foam subsides. Apply the solution using a soft cloth on the scratched area. Rub it gently until the scratches are gone. Pat it dry with a microfiber cloth or soft cloth.

5. Using a Baby Wash

Pour in drops of baby wash into the warm water. Then, dab a soft cloth into the solution. Apply the soft cloth with a mixture on the affected area. Rub it gently until the scratches fade. Repeat the process if you noticed there are still marks or scratches.

6. Using a Vehicle Cleaner Wax

If you have a vehicle cleaner wax, you can use it too to get rid of scratches. Apply an amount of the vehicle cleaner wax on the affected area using a soft cotton cloth or a cotton wool cloth. Gently rub the scratches until they are gone.

Then, clean your lenses with a soft cloth or microfiber cloth. The truth is the vehicle cleaner wax can permeate the scratches and get rid of them fast.


The scratches can make your safety glasses defective and useless. It is why you must know how to remove them from your lenses. We hope that the above ways on how to get scratches out of safety glasses can help you with this problem.

These ways are tested, and we find that they can disperse these frustrating scratches out from your safety glasses. Besides, some materials used are found in your home. And some materials are purchased in online stores at affordable rates.

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