Ok here’s a trivia question for you. What is the most common type of damage that can occur to a pair of sunglasses? The answer is scratched lenses, and in fact this outcome might be inevitable if you do not properly care for your shades. So the best approach regarding scratched lenses is prevention. But if it’s too late and your lenses are already scratched up, here are a few tips you can try in order to solve the problem.
The first thing you can try is Pledge furniture polish. Simply spray it on both sides of each lens, rub vigorously with a soft lint-free towel, and wash with soapy water. I have used this method on both the Neo Sunglasses and the Morpheus Sunglasses with great success. If Pledge does not work, you can also try a similar product called Brasso furniture polish. The only difference between using Brasso and Pledge is that Brasso should be left on the lenses for a few minutes before wiping it off.
Another product to try would be liquid Band Aid. This product is sold at most drug stores, and all you need to do is spray it on both sides of each lens, wipe away any extra, and let it dry. Another thing you can try is to actually rub ashes – like those from a cigar or cigarette – on the lenses and wash clean.
If all else fails, you can try a product called Armour Etch, which is an etching compound that can be purchased at most craft stores. Simply apply the compound to both sides of each lens, leave it for 5-6 minutes, and then rinse in cold water. The only word of caution with this product is that it might cloud up certain types of lenses, so I would recommend only trying this method out as a last resort.
If none of these methods work, then it is time to get yourself a new pair of Matrix Sunglasses! And just remember, when it comes to scratched sunglass lenses, the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely holds true.