Tips & Tricks to Clean Your Glasses
Cleaning your glasses is an essential part of maintaining them and ensuring they last for as long as possible. However, it's easy to damage your glasses if you're not careful about how you clean them. In this blog post, we'll discuss the dos and don'ts of cleaning your glasses to help you keep them in top shape.
Do: Use a microfiber cloth
The best way to clean your glasses is to use a microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are gentle on lenses and do an excellent job of removing dirt and smudges. They're also lint-free, so they won't leave any fibers behind on your lenses. You can purchase microfiber cloths specifically made for glasses or you can use them for other cleaning purposes around your home.
Do: Rinse with water
Before you start cleaning your glasses, rinse them with water to remove any loose dirt or debris that could scratch the lenses if you wipe them dry. This step will make cleaning your glasses much easier and more effective. You can also use a mild soap or dish detergent to clean the lenses if they are particularly dirty.
Do: Clean the nose pads and temples
It's easy to forget to clean the nose pads and temples of your glasses, but these areas can accumulate dirt and oil from your skin. Make sure to give these areas a thorough cleaning when you're cleaning your glasses.
Do: Dry with a clean microfiber cloth
Once you've cleaned your glasses, dry them with a clean microfiber cloth. You can also air dry them if you prefer. Avoid using regular household cleaning cloths or paper towels as these materials can scratch the lenses.
Don't: Use household cleaning products
It may be tempting to use household cleaning products on your glasses, but it's not recommended. Glass cleaner or other cleaning products can damage the coatings on the lenses or even dissolve the plastic frames. Stick to microfiber cloths and water to clean your glasses.
Don't: Use hot water
Hot water can warp the frames of your glasses or damage any coatings on the lenses. Always use lukewarm water when cleaning your glasses.
Don't: Use saliva
Even though it may seem like a quick fix in a pinch, saliva can leave behind a residue and potentially introduce bacteria on your glasses. Stick to using a microfiber cloth and water to clean your glasses.
Don't: Leave in the sun or high heat
Avoid leaving your glasses in direct sun or high heat environments, that might warp the frames or damage any coatings on the lenses (crazing). Keep them in a protective case when not in use, and avoid leaving them in hot cars or other extreme temperatures.
Maintain Your Glasses
By following these dos and don'ts, you'll be able to keep your glasses clean and in good condition for a long time. However, it's also recommended to have them professionally cleaned and adjusted at regular intervals. Most eyeglass stores offer cleaning and maintenance services that can ensure your glasses are properly taken care of.