So, you need to know how to take care of your eyeglasses--you're not alone, we probably get this question at least once a day, every single day. Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of one of the worst crimes in lens care; exhaling on our lenses and then wiping those smudges off on a shirt or piece of clothing.
LOOK, this is simple. The best way to care for your eyewear is also one of the most basic cleaning solutions available, and it doesn't take a lot of time. Run warm water over your glasses and then put a tiny drop of dish-washing detergent on the lenses to create a lather, rinse, and carefully dry them with a clean, lint free, towel.
Here are a few additional tips.
- Before cleaning your glasses make sure your hands are clean and free of dirt and grime.
- Use lukewarm water to help remove dust and debris, but avoid hot water which can damage lens coatings.
- Use lotion-free dish-washing soap (i.e. Dawn Original) and only apply a very small amount.
- Make sure you clean the entire frame, and be sure to focus on where the edges of the lenses meet the frames. This is where most dust, debris, and oils accumulate.
- Rinse and dry thoroughly, otherwise your lenses will smear.
- Use a clean towel or microfiber cloth that has not been washed with fabric softener or dryer sheets. Voila! Clean lenses are yours.
Now that we have shared what to do, here’s what not to do when it comes to lens cleaning.
- Do not use your shirt or other cloth, especially when your lenses are dry. This can scratch your lenses.
- Do not use your saliva to wet your eyeglass lenses. Aside from the obvious reasons, it will also leave a streaky residue.
- Do not use household glass cleaners or surface cleaning sprays. Many of these products have ingredients that can damage lens coatings like that extra anti-reflective you paid big bucks for.
- Do not use paper towels or toilet paper as eyeglass cleaners. This can scratch your lenses.
- Do not try and buff away scratches, even with a cleaning cloth. This will not help and more than likely only make the situation worse.
Finally, when you aren’t at a sink, microfiber cotton cloths are great for cleaning lenses, especially with a spritz of a good lens cleaner. That’s why we included one sewn right into your LOOK OPTIC glasses case. Proper storage and regular cleaning will keep your glasses looking clean and new for a long time.
Finally, when you aren’t at a sink, microfiber clothes are great for cleaning lenses. That’s why we included one sewn right into your LOOK OPTIC case. Proper storage and regular cleaning will keep your glasses looking clean and new for a long time.