If you wear glasses — and we know there are a lot of people out there who do — then ask yourself this simple question: Do I properly clean my lenses?
If the answer is yes, then great! If it is no, then you might want to dig deeper into this article. Cleaning your glasses is crucial. After all, you want to be able to see out of them, and you also paid a lot of money, which means you should be trying to protect your investment.
Nonetheless, we have provided some tips for cleaning your glasses below.
Tips For Cleaning Your Glasses
- Clean Your Hands First
- Don’t Be Afraid To Use Soap And Water
- Always Be Gentle
- Make Sure You Are Using The Right Type Of Cloth
- Clean Often
Clean Your Hands First
This is a rather important step that so many people seem to skip. Your hands collect a ton of dust, dirt and other things throughout the day, and you don’t want these things getting on your glasses. Therefore, it is important to clean your hands first.
Don’t Be Afraid To Use Soap And Water
Soap and water is a great way to not only clean your lenses, but your glasses as well (yes, even the frames). When cleaning glasses, most people forget about the frames. It is only natural. After all, people tend to notice when the lenses are dirty, because that is what they are looking at. Nonetheless, don’t be afraid to use soap and water (aka the ultimate cleaning utensils, if you will).
Always Be Gentle
Yes, glasses are pretty sturdy, but you must remember a couple of things: (1) You likely paid a lot of money for them. (2) They aren’t as sturdy as you might think.
Therefore, be gentle with your glasses, especially when dealing with the lenses. You don’t want to pop out a lens or scratch it. In fact, that’s probably the last thing you want.
Make Sure You Are Using The Right Type Of Cloth
When cleaning glasses, most people probably just use their shirt. In a pinch, this might be your best option, but it is not the best option overall. Here’s why using your shirt is a bad option: Your shirt might have dirt, or something of the sort, on it. Also, depending on what your shirt is made out of, it could actually scratch your lenses.
The proper cloth, especially when you are on the go, is crucial.
Clean your glasses often. Don’t let that dirt and dust build up over time. If you notice they are dirty, clean them. Proper eyeglass care is how you get the most out of your glasses, and it’s also how you get the most out of your vision.