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Glasses can be many things. They can be funky. They can be stylish. They can be fashion statements. But they can also be extremely troublesome. For those who carry the burden of wearing glasses, you know the everyday struggles. Here are five easy hacks you can do right now to solve some of the most common problems:


  1. Use Glow-in-the-Dark Tape  

The frustration of fumbling in the dark, trying to look for your glasses happens to even the most seasoned spectacle-wearer. To avoid this frustrating problem, cut a short strip of glow-in-the-dark tape and paste in on your spectacles case. This makes it immediately easier to spot where you last left your glasses in the dark.


If you don’t have a case, simply wrap the glow-in-the-dark tape around the temple of your glasses.


  1. Use Shaving Cream to Prevent Fogging   

Smear a little dab of shaving cream on your lenses, and gently buff it in with a clean microfiber cloth. This creates a transparent, protective film over your glasses that keep it from fogging up. If you don’t have shaving cream on hand, you can use a solid bar of soap.


With this hack, you never have to eat hot soup or noodles through foggy classes ever again.


  1. Use Toothpaste to Remove Scratches

If you have a small scratch on your lens, apply a layer of non-abrasive toothpaste on the lens. Take a clean microfiber cloth and gently buff out the scratch using small, circular motions for about 10 seconds. Rinse the toothpaste off with cold water and wipe dry.


  1. Make Your Own Cleaning Spray

Mix 2 parts rubbing alcohol to 1 part water in a small spray bottle. Add 1 – 2 drops of simple dish soap (do not use citric-based soaps or moisturizing soaps), and give the bottle a small shake. Viola! Your very own cleaning spray that works just as well as any store-bought ones.


  1. Use hair-ties to Stop Your Glasses from Slipping

If your glasses are constantly sliding down your nose, take a couple of spare hair-ties and wrap them around the earpiece of your glasses. They act as a stopper so your glasses don’t slide down your nose every few minutes. Your seemingly endless battle with slippery spectacles are finally over.


Wearing glasses doesn’t have to be troublesome or expensive. These everyday household items go a long way in keeping your glasses on top of their game.