People wear glasses for different reasons; some do it to aid their vision, others do it to prevent too much light from getting into their eyes, and others just do it because it is a fashionable thing to do. One thing that most people seem to forget, though, is how to take care of their glasses. For instance, placing your spectacles in an area that contains cosmetic products is an act of carelessness that can get your spectacles stained. Hair spray stain in particular is a type of stain that you don't want near your glasses. The stain can be quite challenging to remove once it dries on glasses. However, the following tips can help you with that.
Start With Soapy Water
If the stain has not yet adhered to the glasses, then soapy water should do the job. Make a solution of soap and water and dip a sponge in it. Remove the sponge and wipe your glasses gently; start with the front and move to the back. Rinse the glasses with warm water and then wipe the glasses with a soft, clean cloth.
Try Alcohol For Hard Stains
If soapy water has failed, it means the spray stain is well stuck to the glasses. You need some rubbing alcohol to deal with this kind of problem. Spray four to five drops of the alcohol and rub the alcohol gently on the glasses. Alcohol is good for hard stains because it dissolves the stains. After rubbing, wipe off the alcohol and the dissolved stain using a soft, dry cloth. Don't leave any rubbing alcohol on the glass as it can leave marks.
To avoid all these in the future, stop placing your glasses in areas that are dominated by cosmetic products. Not only do cosmetic stains interfere with vision, but they also destroy the anti-reflective coating of the glasses. Anti-reflective coating refers to spectacles whose lenses have been coated. The coating helps to regulate light reflection and hence these glasses are prescribed to people who drive at night or people who stare into their TVs and computers for long hours during the night. You can easily tell if the stain has tampered with the coating by looking at the lenses of your glasses under a bright light. If you don't see a green or purple tinge on the surface, it means that the stain has damaged the coating. Presence of green or purple tinge, however, is a sign that the coating is still intact.