Super Glue on Eyeglasses Update

Did you read my previous post?  The one about getting superglue on my eyeglass lenses, right at the bifocal line?  So yeah, talk about BLURRY VISION!  I had to google some suggestions about removing the Super Glue and thought I would give you an update!

I did soak a papertowel in dish-soap-soaked water, and then let my lens sit on top (resting under a bowl so it was sort of like a greenhouse) – and actually let it sit for more than 6 hours.  It was supposed to soften the glue to the point that it could be scraped off or peeled off.

Did it work?  

Not really.  Sigh.  I was a tad disappointed, but okay since I wasn’t really sure it was going to work.

I remembered something I had heard about lemon essential oil dissolving all kinds of gunk & goo.  Since I couldn’t see very well through the lenses as they were, I thought I would try this route since I didn’t have anything to lose.

I grabbed a paper towel and applied 1 drop of lemon EO.  I gently applied it to the lens, and then using a dry part of the paper towel began sorta rubbing it around the lens.

Did it work?

Well, I can still see the smudge of glue, BUT it is much better!  I continued to rub with dry paper towel and did see an improvement and lessening of glue.

WARNING:  Lemon essential oil (as well as other citrus oils) can actually MELT plastic.  It can cause permanent non-recoverable damage.  I resorted to using it because I couldn’t use my glasses as they were.  I don’t know if this suggestion will work for anyone else, as I have no control over the glasses or oils that might be used.  USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!  

I am using my glasses now, and although there are sections that are still blurry, they are much more usable.  I intend to try another application of essential oil, but didn’t want to melt through the plastic lenses I have, so I was being very cautious the first time around.  I have also noticed that I have less glare than before, so it’s possible that the lemon eo removed some sort of coating, but for me that is an improvement. lol

On a side note, since citrus oils may have an emotionally uplifting effect, wearing my glasses for the rest of the day kinda put me in a good mood!  Bonus!