As a person who uses eyeglasses for better vision or comfort for looking at digital screens, you must always be looking for ways to maintain your glasses and keep them clean and safe from any damage. Maintaining your glasses well is essential to ensure clear vision and avoid any disturbance to your eyes. As easy as it might seem, there are a few dos and don’ts of how you should clean your glasses. Following these steps will ensure that your eyewear, its frame and its lenses are in a good condition for a longer period of time.
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Cleaning your glasses involves removing any smudges, scratches and dust from the lens and also ensuring that the frame and nose pads are clean. Eyewear can accumulate dirt from contact with your skin and the sweat and dust on the same, the atmosphere and the place where you keep your glasses. This is also why it is advisable to avoid keeping your glasses directly in any bag or purse. It is suggested you place the glasses in a hard case or a microfibre case before you place it in your bag. Leaving your sunglasses or eyeglasses in the sun for too long in your car or any other outdoor space can also be harmful to them. In the next section, we will be taking a look at how you should clean your eyeglasses and sunglasses.
What steps should you take for cleaning your eyewear? The following steps will help you clean any spots and smudges from your eyeglasses:
Clean hands are the first step to begin the procedure of cleaning up your glasses. Wash your hands and wipe them dry.
Next, rinse your glasses with lukewarm water. Place the glasses under a running tap with lukewarm water to dislodge the dirt and dust. Make sure the water is not too hot. Very hot water can damage your lenses and any coating on the same.
The next step is to add a drop of mild, lotion-free dishwashing soap to each of the lenses. Gently rub this soap on the lenses and the frame. While rubbing the soap, pay attention to the parts of the glasses like the temples, nose pads, etc. that are in contact with your skin.
Placing your glasses under running water, rinse the soap off.
Gently wipe your glasses dry with a lint-free towel or microfibre cloth.
In case you do not have a gentle dishwashing soap, you can go for a lens cleaning solution that is approved for this purpose.
Some more tips to help you keep your eyewear clean and free from dirt include:
Use cotton swabs to remove dirt from the nooks and corners of the frame.
Clean your microfibre cloth regularly to make sure the cloth does not dirty your glasses even more.
Before rubbing your glasses with a cloth or a soap, make sure to wet your glasses with warm water.