Keeping Your Peepers Clear: A Guide to Cleaning Your Glasses

For many, glasses are an essential part of daily life. They help us see the world clearly, but dirty lenses can make that world blurry and frustrating. Luckily, keeping your glasses clean is a simple process that takes just a few minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Warm water: Not hot, hot water can damage some lens coatings.
  • Lotion-free dish soap: A squirt of gentle soap helps remove grime.
  • Microfiber cloth: This is key! Avoid paper towels or tissues that can scratch lenses.
  • Optional: Eyeglass cleaning spray and lens wipes: These can be handy on the go, but make sure they’re compatible with your lenses

Steps to Sparkling Specs:

  1. Wash your hands: This prevents transferring dirt and oil from your fingers to your lenses.
  2. Rinse your glasses: Hold them under a gentle stream of lukewarm water to remove dust and debris.
  3. Apply soap: Put a small drop of dish soap on each lens and gently lather. Clean the entire frame, including the nose pads and temples.
  4. Rinse thoroughly: Make sure all the soap is gone, or your lenses will be filmy.
  5. Dry with care: Pat the lenses and frame dry with your microfiber cloth. Use a dabbing or side-to-side motion, avoid rubbing in circles as this can trap dust.

Extra Tips:

  • Clean your glasses daily: This helps prevent buildup and keeps your vision clear.
  • Be gentle: Don’t force anything or twist your frames.
  • Store them safely: Keep your glasses in a hard case when not in use to prevent scratches.
  • Consult your eye doctor: If you have any concerns about cleaning your glasses, especially if they have special coatings, ask your eye doctor for advice.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your glasses clean and your vision clear. With a little care, your glasses will last for years to come!