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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

Dr. William To has multiple years of healthcare experience providing design-based ocular care, with an optometric emphasis in Pediatrics, Dry Eye Therapy, and Ocular Surface Disease.

He graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology and earned his Doctorate in Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Will is regularly invited to several Optometric Conferences and Colleges of Optometry each year to lecture to his colleagues and students, having given over 100 lectures and written several published editorials.

When he’s not caring for his amazing patients, Dr. Will enjoys traveling every chance he gets. As a Bay Area native, he has taken on leadership roles both in the local community and beyond, serving as the President of the Santa Clara County Optometric Society and on several California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association committees. He is actively involved with a variety of community outreach and social programs.

Dr. Will is an avid Golden State Warriors and 49ers fan.

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