How to repair scratches on your sunglasses: Genius toothpaste hack that brings your favourite sunnies back to life

SUNGLASSES are a summer essential whether you’re after Ray Bans, Oakley or something extra sparkly with diamonds.

Now the June heatwave is upon us, the first thing we’ve done is reach for our trusty pair of sunglasses from last year.

But there’s nothing more annoying to then find your ultimate favourite pair covered in those pesky little scratches.

However, fear not, as there’s a GENIUS hack which can get rid of those scratches on your sunglasses and all it involves is toothpaste and cotton wool.


As first told by The Sun, apply a small amount of non-abrasive toothpaste directly onto your lenses and then rub in circular moments with the cotton wool pads.

After 10 seconds of doing so, rinse with cold water and wipe dry.

Then you should have smooth sunglasses once again!

So how does it work? The toothpaste acts as an exfoliater on the lenses, wearing away a fine layer on the top to make any scratches or marks to appear reduced or even disappears.

Obviously deep scratches won’t be going anywhere.

The same hack can also be used on CDs, DVDs and even phone screens.

Another fashion hack came to light recently when it was finally revealed why celebrities wear shoe sizes too big for them on the red carpet.

Cheap Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 sunglasses

Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Oakley’s Wind Jacket 2.0, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.

Cheap Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 sunglasses

Skiing in sunglasses on a perfect spring/summer day is one of the best feelings ever… until your eyes begin watering like crazy and said sunglasses fly off your head into a snowy abyss. The answer: the Wind Jacket 2.0, a big-lensed, snug-fitting pair of shades with heaps of retro flair, to boot. These puppies come with a removable strap and PRIZM lenses that enhance color and contrast. I’ve been sporting these while skiing, hiking, biking, paragliding, rollerblading, river-rafting, boating, you name it. They’ve remained squarely in place through all of these activities, blocked wind and generally enhanced my experiences via the remarkable clarity and contrast offered by PRIZM.

More on the PRIZM front: These sunglasses are catchy, no doubt about it. Everywhere I roam folks inquire, “What are those?!” I often go so far as to take ’em off of my head and welcome strangers to try them out, and I explain the benefit and the magic of PRIZM. People dig the look, that’s obvious, and they’re almost always sold on these puppies when they see the world through the PRIZM lens. The next question they’ll ask is, “Hey, wait a minute, do you work for Oakley?!” “No,” I reply. “I’m just that big of a m’f#ckin’ fan.”

Jacket up, folks.

Note: The Wind Jacket 2.0 comes in six colorways. I dig the Neon Retina frame with PRIZM Snow Black Iridium lens for its funky-fun look, but I feel compelled to say that the PRIZM Snow Torch Iridium lens that comes standard with the 80s Green and Neon Orange/Red frames is just the best; it brightens and warms up your experiences in a way that I guarantee you’ll appreciate. Catch a sneak peek at those colorways, below, and click on the nifty button here for all the deets.

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