How many times a day do you clean your glasses? 3, 5, maybe 7 times a day? Although it might feel like a tedious task, cleaning your glasses is a daily ritual and we tend to use our shirt or whatever is within reach to clean our lenses. To help you take better care of your glasses, follow our helpful tips.
Make sure your hands are clean
Use cool or warm water with a bit of liquid or mild soap to wash your hands.
It sounds odd, but rinse your glasses
When you rinse your glasses, make sure the water is either cool or lukewarm as hot water may damage the coating on your lenses. Use a dab of dish detergent on both sides of each lens and rinse gently.
If you have metal frames with nose pads, take time cleaning the temples and the nose pads.
If you have plastic frames without nose pads, be sure to clean the bridge area to remove built-up oil and sweat.
Make sure the cloth you use to dry your glasses is clean
Pat your glasses dry with a clean cotton towel. You want to make sure the cloth you use is free of any debris that might scratch your lenses.
Carefully wipe your lenses
After drying, use a microfiber cloth with lens cleaner to wipe your lenses.
- Store your glasses in their case when you are not wearing them.
- Make sure to use a lens cleaner every time you wipe your lenses. Wiping a dry lens may cause scratches.
- Do not use alcohol to clean your glasses, it may cause damage.
- Make sure your lens cleaner is “safe for coated lenses.”
- Wash your lens cloth at least once a week to remove dirt and debris.
- If you notice your nose pads turning yellow, it might be time to replace them. Visit our partner Value Optical at one of their 13 convenient locations to speak to an Optician.