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12 Tips People with Glasses Need to Know

From scratches and scuffs to broken hinges, as well as the countless times we misplace our glasses, such occurrences leave us in dire need of a little assistance in the vision department. These 12 useful hacks will help you get by without your spectacles and will help you get a longer life out of them too.

 
 

1. Add a small strip of glow in the dark paint to your glasses' case. This will help you find it easily in the dark.

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2. Put a rubber band around your shampoo bottle. When in the shower without your glasses, this added touch will help you distinguish it from other, similar looking bottles.

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3. Clean your glasses with microfiber cloths. Keep one with you at all times and be sure to wash the cloth often to ensure that your glasses remain clean.

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4. These HD Vision Wrap Around Sunglasses can be used over your prescription glasses. While they may not appear to be all that stylish, they are certainly cheaper than prescription sunglasses.

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5. If you are near-sighted and can't find your glasses, use your phone camera to help you see things a little better.

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6. In a pinch, use your hands to help you find your glasses. Just make a tiny hole using your fingers and look through it - this technique works no matter how blurry your vision is.

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7. Use diluted dish soap to clean your glasses. Soaps with alcohol, vinegar, ammonia and bleach should not be used as they could destroy the coating on your glasses.

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8. Are your lenses scratched? Squeeze a small amount of non-abrasive, smooth toothpaste onto the lens and use a microfiber soft cotton cloth to buff the toothpaste into the scratch in small, circular motions.

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9. Alternatively, you may also use baking soda with a small amount of water on the scratched lens. Buff the baking soda paste into the scratch using a soft cotton microfiber cloth.

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10. If a screw in your glasses went missing, use a toothpick as a temporary fix. Line up the frame with the dislodged arm so that the holes of the hinge overlap. Insert a toothpick through the hole, pushing firmly so that it won't budge. Once it's securely stuck in the hinge, break the toothpick off on either side, ideally as close to the hinge as possible so that the toothpick will hardly show.

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11. If your glasses are constantly sliding down your face, run the curved ends of the glasses' arms under very hot water for a couple of minutes, until the plastic becomes slightly softer. Gently bend the curved ends down and in, creating a tighter grip behind the ears.

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12. If your glasses fit you a little tight, run the curved ends of the glasses' arms under very hot water for a couple of minutes. When the plastic becomes slightly softer, gently bend the curved ends slightly up and out to relieve the tightness behind the ears.

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