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Properly Cleaning Your Glasses

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Cleaning your glasses not only enhance your vision but also contribute to a polished appearance. Follow this simple guide to ensure your eyewear stays spotless and crystal clear.

Materials Needed

  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Mild Dish Soap
  • Water
  • Lens Cleaning Solution (optional)

Step 1: Wash Your Hands

Begin cleaning your glasses by thoroughly washing your hands with mild soap and water. This prevents transferring dirt and oils from your hands to the lenses during the cleaning process.

Step 2: Rinse Glasses

Hold your glasses under a stream of lukewarm water. This helps remove any loose particles or debris from the lenses.

Step 3: Apply Dish Soap

Place a small drop of mild dish soap on each lens. Use your fingertips to gently lather the soap over the entire surface, including the frames, which can get rid of fingerprints and smudges caused by oils. Avoid using harsh or abrasive soaps, as they may damage lens coatings.

Step 4: Rinse Again

Rinse the glasses under lukewarm water to remove the soap thoroughly. Ensure no soap residue remains, as it can affect the clarity of your lenses when cleaning your glasses.

Step 5: Dry with a Microfiber Cloth

Gently pat the lenses and frames dry with a clean, microfiber cloth. Avoid using tissues, paper towels, or clothing, as they may scratch the lenses. If you don’t have a microfiber cloth, you can use a clean cloth made of 100% silk or 100% cotton. Avoid using tissue, paper towels, and your shirt.

Step 6: Polish with Lens Cleaning Solution (Optional)

For an extra shine, you can use a lens cleaning solution. Apply a small amount to the lenses and wipe them with a microfiber cloth. Ensure the solution is suitable for your lens coatings.

If your glasses have specialized coatings (anti-reflective, etc.), they may have their own specific cleaning recommendations.

Regular Cleanings for Clear Vision

Following these simple steps will keep your glasses clean, clear, and in top-notch condition, ensuring you enjoy optimal vision and a sharp look.

Contact our team Optical Illusions today for more tips on taking care of your glasses or bring in your eyewear at any time for a complimentary cleaning!

Written by Dr. Will To

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