How to Clean Your Glasses

How to clean glasses

You invest a lot of time and money in buying prescription glasses. Don’t you?

It’s a great feeling when you find the right pair as you can enjoy flawless vision. But for how long? After certain time, the crystal-clear lenses turn blur due to regular use. You need to take care of your investment in right way so that you always enjoy the unhindered vision.

Cleaning glasses is the best way to protect your glasses in long run. It can make a big difference. Just a wipe with a clean cloth on regular basis will protect your glasses. However a periodic proper cleaning will protect the glasses from damage.

Here is the step-by-step guide that will help you to keep your glasses clean and clear:

STEP 1 – Wash your hands clean:

Wash your hands clean

Even your hands contain dirt, you need to clean your hands first before cleaning the glasses.

Use some non-sticky hand wash or dishwash to clean your hands. After washing your hands clean, dry it with clean towel.

STEP 2 – Rinse your glasses:

To remove the dust or other debris settled on the lenses, rinse the glass lenses under running water.

Gentle lukewarm water will help to remove the dust and dirt on the lenses. Make sure the water is not hot as it will damage the lenses.

Rinse your glasses under running water

STEP 3 – Use dish-washing soap:

Use dish wash soap to clean lenses

To clean your lenses more thoroughly, apply or put a small drop of dishwashing liquid soap on both the lens.

Make sure the soap you use is less concentrated, just a drop or two is enough.  Use lotion-free liquid soap for cleaning the lenses.

STEP 4 – Rub the soap gently on lenses:

After applying the soap, rub it gently on the lenseswith your fingertips. Also ensure you clean each and every part of the eyeglass.

Dust and debris gets settled in any corner or small areas of the glasses, so wash and clean the glasses completely and thoroughly.

Particularly nose pads and temple ends can accumulate greasy substance, clean those parts for hygiene purpose.

Rub the soap gently on lenses

STEP 5 – Now rinse the lenses again:

Rinse the lenses again

After gently rubbing the soap, rinse the lenses properly under running water.

If the soap is not removed properly, the lenses will be smear and affect the vision. So wash it properly and remove all the traces of soap.

STEP 6 – Shake the glasses:

Shake your glasses gently to remove the extra water on the frame (rest will be removed with clean cloth).

By shaking the glasses you can eliminate the excess water.

Shake the glasses

STEP 7 – Dry glasses with clean cloth:

Dry glasses with clean cloth

Use a clean soft fabric cloth/towel to clean the glass lenses.

The cloth should be really very clean or else the glasses are likely to catch dust instantly as it’s wet.

Dry the glasses completely and gently. You can use microfiber cloth for cleaning.

Your glasses are now crystal-clear.

Alternative way – Cleaning with lens cleaning spray:

Another best way to make your glasses flawless as new is by using eyeglass cleaner and microfiber cloth. Just spray the cleaner on the lens and gently rub it with microfiber cloth. Cleaning agent does not damage the lens.

Glasses don’t last forever but if you want it to last long, cleaning is the best solution.

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