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Cleaning

  • Bounce. To clean a pair of eyeglasses, wipe the lenses with a clean, used sheet of Bounce. The mildly abrasive dryer sheets clean the lenses without scratching.
  • Coca-Cola. To clean grime from a pair of eyeglasses, pour Coca-Cola over the eyeglasses and rinse clean with water. The phosphoric acid cleans the grunge from the eyewear.
  • Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. Polish the lenses of eyeglasses with a dab of Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. Colgate Toothpaste—a mild abrasive strong enough to clean teeth without harming the enamel—gently cleans glasses and removes scuff marks from the lenses.
  • Heinz White Vinegar. Use a drop of Heinz White Vinegar to clean glass lenses on eyeglasses. (Do not use vinegar on plastic lenses because the acetic acid may etch into them.)
  • Huggies Baby Wipes. To clean eyeglasses with plastic lens, wipe clean with a Huggies Baby Wipe.
  • Lysol Tub and Tile Cleaner. To clean stubborn grease and grime from a pair of eyeglasses, spray the eyewear with Lysol Tub and Tile Cleaner, wait five minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Mr. Coffee Filters. Mr. Coffee Filters, made from 100 percent virgin paper, do an excellent job cleaning eyeglass lenses without leaving behind any lint.
  • Pledge. To clean eyeglasses, spray Lemon Pledge on a soft, clean cloth and wipe clean. The Pledge also prevents the glasses from fogging up.
  • Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer. Put a dab of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer on a tissue and polish the lenses of your eyeglasses, simultaneously cleaning them and sanitizing them.
  • Smirnoff Vodka. To clean a pair of eyeglasses, put a drop of Smirnoff Vodka on each lens and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
  • Stayfree Maxi Pads. In a pinch, you can wipe the lenses of a pair of eyeglasses clean with an unused Stayfree Maxi Pad.
  • Tampax Tampons. To clean grime from the lenses of a pair of eyeglasses, rub the glass with an unused Tampax Tampon. The cotton absorbs the grease, without leaving behind any lint.

Defogging

  • Biore Facial Cleansing Cloths. To prevent a pair of eyeglasses from fogging up, wipe both sides of the lenses clean with a Biore Facial Cleansing Cloth.
  • Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. Polish both sides of the lenses of eyeglasses with a dab of Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. Colgate Toothpaste prevents the lenses from fogging up.
  • Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. Rub a small drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid on both sides of the eyeglass lenses and then wipe them clean. The thin film of soap left behind prevents the lenses from fogging up.
  • Gillette Foamy. Keep eyeglasses from fogging up by rubbing a small dab of Gillette Foamy shaving cream over both sides of the eyeglass lenses and then wiping them clean. The residual film of condensed soap prevents the lenses from fogging up.
  • Pledge. Spraying both sides of the eyeglass lenses with Pledge furniture polish and then wiping them clean prevents the lenses from fogging up.
  • Spam. To prevent a pair of eyeglasses from fogging up, wipe the lenses with a piece of Spam luncheon meat and buff clean. The oils in the Spam stop the glasses from fogging.
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Repairing

  • Band-Aid Bandages. If your eyeglasses break, use a Band-Aid Bandage to adhere them back together temporarily.
  • Forster Toothpicks. To temporarily replace the lost screw from the hinge of your eyeglasses, slip a Forster Toothpick through the screw hole until you can get the glasses fixed properly.
  • Maybelline Clear Nail Polish. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
  • Oral-B Dental Floss. If the screw from the hinge of your eyeglasses is lost, tie a piece of Oral-B Dental Floss through the screw holes for a temporary repair until you can get the glasses fixed properly.
  • Scotch Transparent Tape. To temporarily hold a cracked lens in place, use a small piece of Scotch Transparent Tape.
  • Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. If a lens in your eyeglasses is loose, use a small piece of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum (well-chewed so all the sugar is gone) in the corner of the lens to hold it in place. In a pinch, you can also use a well-chewed piece of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum to hold together a pair of eyeglasses broken at the nose bridge.

Scratches

  • ChapStick. To clean a scuff mark from an eyeglass lens, rub a little ChapStick lip balm over the mark and buff clean.
  • Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. To clean a scuff mark from the lenses of eyeglasses, rub a dab of Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste over the mark and buff well.
  • Jif Peanut Butter. To clean a scuff mark from eyeglasses, rub a dab of Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky) on the lens and wipe clean. The oils in the peanut butter clean any stray marks.
  • Pledge. To clean a scuff mark from eyeglasses, spray a small amount of Pledge furniture polish on the lens and buff clean.
  • Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer. To clean a scuff mark from eyeglasses, put a few drops of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, the soap-less, antibacterial hand sanitizer, on the lens and buff clean.

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