The moment you’re first told you need glasses can be truly life-altering – you’re officially a member of the four eyes club, and there’s no going back!

Whether this fills you with joy at the stylish and sophisticated choices that lie ahead, or dread at never finding a pair that suits, glasses will now be something you have to learn to live with.

Sometimes glasses can be a lifesaver – they not only help you see, but hide dark eyes on tired days. However, they can also be pretty annoying, especially during sweaty workouts.

To make your life with lenses easier, we’re sharing 8 amazing glasses tips that you should never be without.

1. Use toothpaste to remove scratches

If you wear your glasses day-in, day-out, they’re bound to get a little wear and tear over time.

If you’ve noticed scratches beginning to appear, there’s no need to get new lenses immediately – you may be able to fix them with a little toothpaste.

Buff out scratches with a clean microfibre cloth and a small blob of toothpaste – your glasses will look as good as new in no time!

2. Stop glasses from slipping

Do your glasses keep falling down your nose? We have a secret hack to put a stop to this annoyance.

Simply take a hair bobble and tie it around the end of your glasses arm at the point that sits behind your ear. Repeat on the other side, and the glasses will no longer be able to slip and slide.

3. DIY a replacement nose pad

Has one of your nose pads fallen off? If you don’t have time to get to the opticians immediately, we have a clever tip to help you make a quick replacement…

…using a hot glue gun stick. Cut a small slice off of the end and attach to the frames as a replacement nose pad – genius!

4. How to wear glasses when working out

If you’ve ever tried working out whilst wearing your glasses, you’ll know that sweat and lenses don’t mix. Sweat will make your glasses slip and slide all over the place – not ideal when you’re trying to stay focused.

Luckily, there’s a solution for this: Nerdwax is a special wax (that looks a lot like a lip balm) that you apply to the nose pads before exercising. This clever formula will keep your glasses in place, no matter what you get up to. Plus, Nerdwax is made from natural ingredients so won’t aggravate the skin.

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