Cleaning Eyeglasses

How to Clean Glasses Properly

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 Clarkson Eyecare.

Ways to Effectively Clean Your Eyeglasses

Using Dish Soap and Warm Water

For an easy at-home cleaning method, dish soap and warm water is a great option. Always make sure to use lotion free soap and avoid drying with paper towels, as they can scratch your lenses. Use a clean microfiber cloth instead.When washing your eyeglasses, follow these steps:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.

  • Place your glasses under lukewarm tap water.

  • Place a small drop of dish soap on your fingertips. Lightly rub the soap onto the nose pads, both sides of your lenses, and the frame of your glasses.

  • Rinse your glasses with warm water, making sure to get all dish soap rinsed off.

  • Gently dry the nose pads, lenses, and frames with a clean microfiber cloth.

After you’ve finished drying them, make sure you have a safe place to store your glasses. This method only takes a few seconds to complete, making it easy to add to your morning routine.

Purchasing Lens Cleaning Solution

For an even easier way to clean your glasses, many eye care offices offer lens cleaning solution. Available for purchase in travel size, cleaning solution is a great option for those who want to have clean eyeglasses while on the go.

Before purchasing a solution, ask your eye doctor for recommendations. Some lens coatings can be affected by the chemicals used in the cleaning solution. In most cases, cleaning your glasses with lens solution is as easy as spray and dry. Always make sure to refer to the lens cleaner’s directions. Here's how to clean glasses using a lens cleaning solution:

  • Before spraying your eye glasses with solution, use a microfiber cloth to remove any on spot dust or debris.

  • Spray lens cleaning solution on both sides of your eyeglass lenses.

  • Dry your lenses with a microfiber cloth.

Lens Cleaning Wipes

The fastest way to clean your eyeglasses is by using a lens cleaning wipe. Often sold in eye care centers or stores, lens wipes are typically made with rubbing alcohol. To clean your glasses, simply unwrap the wipe and gently use it on your lenses.

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