Snowboarding goggles protect your eyes and cut glare. If you drop them, let them rattle around in your ski bag, or fall while wearing them, however, your goggles can get scratched. These small scratches can fill with dust and dirt, not only hiding your gorgeous peepers, but making it harder to see. Buff out those scratches yourself to restore clear vision, reduce safety risks and boost the fun factor.
Air dry your snowboard goggles completely by shaking off any melted snow. Set goggles on a flat, stable surface out of direct sunlight.
Blow off all visible dust and dirt. Wiping dirty goggles can force the dust into scratches or create new ones.
Rinse your lenses with lens cleaner, irrigating them thoroughly to remove any small particles of dust or dirt. Shake off any excess liquid.
Dry your goggles gently with a microfiber cloth intended for use in cleaning eyeglasses.
Squeeze a bead of toothpaste onto your finger. Don't use gel toothpaste because it won’t have the same level of microscopic abrasives as traditional toothpaste.
Buff out the scratch by gently rubbing the toothpaste into and over the scratch. Wipe in small circles with a clean microfiber cloth. Clean all of the toothpaste away with the cloth and check your progress. Repeat until the scratch is gone.
- Use a lip balm stick to fill deeper scratches and wipe off the excess with a microfiber cloth.
- Never use a chemical glass cleaner on your goggles because it can damage the iridium coating covering the lens.
Emmy-award nominated screenwriter Brynne Chandler is a single mother of three who divides her time between professional research and varied cooking, fitness and home & gardening enterprises. A running enthusiast who regularly participates in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers run, Chandler works as an independent caterer, preparing healthy, nutritious meals for Phoenix area residents.