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How To Sanitize Your Glasses

How To Sanitize Your Glasses

Posted Mar 17, 2020 | Eye Health

We’re all taking as many precautions as possible. Washing our hands while singing “Happy Birthday” (twice), cleaning our phones, door knobs, and more. Whatever it takes to make sure that we’re doing we can to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control has stated the COVID-19 virus is mainly transmittable through person-to-person contact. However, it is unclear how long the virus can live on any surfaces, meaning, it could be hours or days.

As much as we try to not touch our faces, touching and adjusting our glasses often causes us to inadvertently make contact near our eyes, nose, and mouth. Here are some helpful ways you can sanitize your glasses alongside your daily essentials.

How to Sanitize Your Glasses


1. First, run your glasses under warm water covering the entire frame and lenses.

2. Use foaming or regular hand soap on your fingers to wipe down all surfaces of your glasses along with the lenses.

3. Rinse your glasses under warm water and dry with a lens cloth. It’s important not to use your shirt or a paper towel as they can scratch the surface of your lenses or wipe away any coatings you might have like TechShield® Blue.

When you aren’t actively wearing your glasses, place them in their case. This will help keep them from coming into contact with other contaminated surfaces or your hands.

Want to learn more about cleaning and caring for your glasses? Check out this article, How To Clean Your Glasses, for the do’s and don’ts you’ll want to know.

Wear contacts? Find helpful tips on keeping things clean in this article.

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