How to Clean Glasses Properly

Cleaning Eyeglasses

For those who wear glasses, it’s important to understand how to clean your eyeglasses without scratching the lenses. More importantly, it’s beneficial to know how NOT to clean them. Clean eyeglasses help reduce your exposure to bacteria that can cause painful eye infections.

Safely cleaning your glasses will ensure that they last longer, and more importantly – let you see the world clearer!

Continue reading to learn ways to effectively clean your eyeglasses with the eye care professionals at eyecarecenter.

What NOT to Use as Eyeglass Cleaner

Even though most of these items are typically what you have on hand, they shouldn’t be used for cleaning your glasses

eyecarecenter does NOT recommend using:

  • Window / Glass cleaner solution

  • Bleach

  • Paper towels

  • Saliva

  • Shirts, blankets, or bath towel

Instead, USE these products:

  • Lens cleaning solution

  • Lens cleaning wipes

  • Microfiber towel

  • Soap and warm water

After cleaning your glasses, always make sure to store them in a case.

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Ways to effectively clean your eyeglasses

Prevent Damage: Store Your Glasses

Apart from cleaning your glasses, safely storing them in a case when they’re not being used is also a way to prevent scratches. In addition, this further protects them from dirt, grime, and germs.

Resist Scratching: Have Your Lens Coated

Considering buying a new pair of glasses? Talk with your doctor at your next eye exam to learn the benefits of scratch resistant lens coatings.

Glasses Protection Plan

Need New Lenses or Frames? Schedule an Eye Exam Today

To schedule your next comprehensive eye exam, find a eyecarecenter location near you.