Cleaning Your Glasses

It may seem unnecessary to write about how to clean your glasses, but many people still are not aware of the basic things that can extend the life of your new lenses. When you pick up your new glasses, there a few important things to know.

How often should I clean my glasses?

Cleaning them every day is a great habit to get into. Dust, oils from your skin and food residue from cooking are just some of the things that can end up on your lenses.

How should I clean my glasses?

The best ways to clean the lenses is with a specifically designed lens spray. These are available at all optometrists and we offer a refill service if you bring in your old bottle. A few quick sprays on both sides of the lenses is all you will need. Then take a soft lens cloth and wipe the lenses all over. If you do not have any lens spray available, you can use warm water and a mild detergent to clean your lenses. This method is also good if you have a greasy or oily build up on your lenses.

How do I clean my lens cloth?

It is also important to note that you can wash your lens cloth in the washing machine and even tumble dry it! So many people are cleaning their glasses with a dirty cloth and wondering why they can’t seem to get the lenses clean. *Do not use fabric softener to wash the cloth as this can leave a film on your lenses.

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