If there are two things that define who I am, it's probably being crafty and being a hardcore four-eyes. 

I honestly would never consider laser eye surgery because I love my glasses so much! When I was getting my university graduation photos done, they wanted me to take off my glasses because of glare and I refused.

Anyway, one of my coworkers wrote a list of glasses hacks based on what was out there on the world wide web, so I thought I'd try some of them for realz.

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And because there are a ton of great pop culture gifs including glasses online, get ready for me to use them all.

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Trust me, you're going to love every single one of them. Probably more than the hacks.


Anyway, let's get started with the hacks that I was able to doing using stuff I had at home!

Clear Nail Polish

Clear Nail Polish
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If you read a lot of our hack articles, you'll know that nail polish is actually more useful for things around the house than you might think.

It's definitely worth picking up a couple of bottles of the clear stuff to have on hand for emergencies. 

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Has anyone been through the painful process of trying to put back a screw from your glasses when it falls out?

Has anyone been through the painful process of trying to put back a screw from your glasses when it falls out?
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Yeah, that ain't fun at all.

So, it's probably a good idea to find a way to stop that from happening, right?

Turns out, putting a layer of clear nail polish on the screw can help to make sure your screws don't come loose.

Turns out, putting a layer of clear nail polish on the screw can help to make sure your screws don't come loose.
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And while it might not help if you're feeling a bit silly, it'll definitely help keep your glasses from falling apart.

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And I love a good hack that takes literally seconds to do.

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And the best part is that I already had this in my bathroom! There were tons of great stuff in there for all the hacks you're going to see here.

Remember how I said there were a ton of great gems when it came to glasses gifs?

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Now we can all help Ms. Honey if her screws ever come loose.

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Eyeshadow Primer

Eyeshadow Primer
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Okay, so while I was in the bathroom looking for my nail polish, I also had to find my eyeshadow primer.

I realize not everyone has this on hand, but I've read that face primer or foundation can work too.

So, basically I was supposed to rub some of the primer all over the pads of my glasses.

So, basically I was supposed to rub some of the primer all over the pads of my glasses.
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Which seemed a little bit weird for sure!

But I decided to give it a try anyway.

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I guess the idea is that because primer allows makeup to stick to your face, it should make other things stick, too.

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Applying it is supposed to stop the glasses from falling down your face, something I have a problem with often.

I liked how it worked with my cheap dollar store glasses (that I bought for this article) so much that I even used it on my real glasses, too!

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And for your enjoyment, here is me being absolutely ridiculous while trying to slide my glasses down my face.

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Toothpaste

Toothpaste
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Okay, so I was definitely skeptical about using toothpaste for this hack, but I've heard this suggestion is not just for glasses, so I figured I'd give it a try. 

For this experiment, I had to take my cheap glasses and scratch them up a bit with a hair pin.

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You can kinda of see the scratches in the gif, but they were definitely noticeable IRL. 

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So, strangely enough, the idea here is that you should rub toothpaste all over your lenses to get rid of scratches.

So, strangely enough, the idea here is that you should rub toothpaste all over your lenses to get rid of scratches.
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I'm sure you can see why I was skeptical at this point.

BUT, I had heard that this works on all sorts of glass, so I figured it might work.

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I just rubbed toothpaste all over my lenses and wiped it off with a piece of paper towel.

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As you might be able to see in the gif, it kind of worked!

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The scratches were definitely still there, but they didn't seem as noticeable or as deep as they were originally. 


Verdict: Don't scratch your lenses on purpose and then do this. But if the scratch was accidental, why not try it?!

I added this gif in for two reasons.

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Firstly, I say this all the time when I can't find my glasses.


Secondly, because the next hack is perfect for when you lose them.

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Cell Phone

Cell Phone
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Well, "perfect" might have been a stretch.

But I'm not going to lie when I say I've tried this before when I'm desperate as heck. And in a pinch, it can help you out.

While it's kind of silly, if you don't have your glasses and need to see something, your phone can help you out!

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This only works if you are farsighted like me, but if you really gotcha watch your favorite TV show, I highly recommend it.

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Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

Glow-In-The-Dark Paint
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I really only had this on hand because it's almost Halloween, but it also only costs like $2 if you want to give this next hack a try.

The idea here is that it can be really hard to find your glasses in the dark, so this can help!

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I grabbed a case I didn't care much about and put some paint on it.

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The paint wasn't drying fast enough, so I decided to spread it across the case in hopes it would dry faster.

The paint wasn't drying fast enough, so I decided to spread it across the case in hopes it would dry faster.
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In case you haven't noticed, I'm extremely impatient and I wanted this to work so bad.

I let it sit for a while and waited to see what would happen when it finally dried.

I let it sit for a while and waited to see what would happen when it finally dried.
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In hindsight, I should have done this hack first so that by the time I was done all the others, this one would be ready to go.

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As you can see, it didn't exactly work the way I wanted it to.

As you can see, it didn't exactly work the way I wanted it to.
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Then I put the whole bottle in a dark room just to see if it would glow. 

It didn't.

So the hack isn't a bust, I just bought crummy paint. Lesson learned.

The morale of the story is not to buy crummy paint from the dollar store and hope that it works.

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I hope you enjoyed some of the hacks, though! Let us know if they work out for you.

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