How to Clean Your Glasses

How to Clean Your Glasses

Posted Mar 29, 2017 | Tips, Tricks & Tech

Smudges, spots, and dirt on your lenses can be extremely annoying. While scratch-resistant coatings make eyeglass lenses more resilient, you can still damage them with improper cleaning techniques.

We’ve put together this helpful infographic on how to properly care for your eyeglasses so that you can enjoy years of crystal-clear vision.

Eyewear cleaning 101

6 Do’s & Don’ts of Cleaning Lenses

Here are some quick and not-so-dirty tips for keeping your lenses clean and scratch-free:

  • DO wipe away oil on the temples, bridge, and nose pads to keep it from smearing onto your lenses.
  • DO use lens cleaner or soapy water to remove smudges. Dry with a clean microfiber cloth to avoid scratching your lenses.
  • DO clean your lenses daily for consistently clear vision.
  • DON’T use your breath or spit to wipe away dirt – it’s not hygienic or as effective as the techniques above (and it’s pretty gross if you think about it).
  • DON’T wipe lenses on your shirt, tissue, or paper towels, all of which can be abrasive and cause scratches.
  • DON’T use strong chemical cleaners, especially those containing ammonia, which can damage lenses and advanced coatings.

Don’t have the proper materials to clean your glasses? You can pick up lens-cleaning kits at your local drugstore. They usually come with a cleaning solution and extra-soft cloth, too.

With a bit of TLC, your lenses can last until it’s time for a new pair of glasses.

Need a frame adjustment or eye exam? Eyeconic can help you find an eye doctor.