How to clean glasses correctly and what you shouldn't do: the main rules

How to clean your glasses correctly

Cleaning your glasses daily is the best way to maintain their appearance and avoid scratches on the lenses. Not only the lenses, but also the frame, along with the nose pads and temples, should be cleaned.

The All About Vision portal explains how to properly remove dirt. By following these tips, you can keep your optical device in perfect condition.

Today, there are many specialised products that are used to clean glasses from dirt, dust and bacteria. But all of them are not the best, nor the cheapest option. Therefore, it is more logical to use a simple and affordable dishwashing detergent that everyone has in their kitchen. It perfectly cleans lenses not only from grease, dust and dirt, but also from harmful bacteria.

How to clean glasses correctly

1. Wash and dry your hands

Wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning your glasses. Use soap and water without lotion or dishwashing liquid and a clean, lint-free towel.

2. Rinse the eyewear under running tap water.

This will remove dust and other debris to help avoid scratching the lenses during cleaning. Avoid hot water, which can damage some lens coatings.

3. Apply a small drop of dishwashing liquid to each lens

Most dishwashing liquids are very concentrated, so use a small amount. Use one that does not contain lotion.

4. Gently wipe both sides of the lenses and all parts of the frame

Every part of the glasses should be cleaned, including the nose pads and frame temples. Also, clean the area where the edge of the lens meets the frame - this is where dust, debris and sebum often accumulate.

5. Rinse both sides of the lenses and frames

Rinse the glasses well. If you do not remove all traces of soap, the lenses will remain stained after drying.

6. Shake the glasses gently to remove most of the water from the lenses

Carefully inspect the lenses to make sure they are clean.

7. Gently wipe the lenses and frame with a clean, lint-free towel

Use a towel that has not been washed with fabric softener or dryer sheets (these substances can stain the lenses). Microfibre is also a good choice. Make sure the cloth is perfectly clean. Dirt or debris stuck in the fibres of the towel can scratch the lenses. Also, any residue of cooking oil or skin cream on the towel will stain your glasses.

8. Inspect the lenses again.

If streaks or spots remain, remove them with a clean microfibre cloth. For coloured lenses, use disposable lens cleaning wipes. They are specially designed for these lenses.

What not to do

Do not use the sleeves or hem of your clothes to clean your glasses. This method is not suitable at all. The fabric can scratch the lenses. In addition, it will not be able to clean the glasses from dirt, dust particles and bacteria will remain on them.

Do not use saliva to wet the lenses.

Do not use household glass or surface cleaners to clean your eyewear. These products contain ingredients that can damage lenses and eyewear.

Do not use paper towels, napkins, or toilet paper to clean lenses. They can scratch or stain the lenses and leave lint on them.

Do not try to buff out a scratch on the lenses. This will only make the situation worse.

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