How to Clean Your Glasses Properly

Prescription eyeglasses are an essential tool for those who have problems with their vision. However, they are a delicate instrument and should be handled with care at all times to make sure they don’t get scratched. It is also essential to clean them daily to avoid the accumulation of bacteria that could be dangerous for your health.

5-Minute Crafts will explain how to clean your glasses step-by-step so you can keep them clean and scratch-free. At the end of the article, you can also find tips on how to take care of your glasses.

What you’ll need

  • Warm water
  • Liquid soap
  • Microfiber cloth

Step 1: Wash your hands properly.

Before starting, you should wash your hands well with soap. Rub them well to remove any impurities, like dust or grease that you could have on your fingers.

Step 2: Soak your glasses in water.

Soak your lenses in a bowl of clear water. The water should ideally be either at room temperature or just a bit warmer. Avoid hot water because it could damage the coating on your glasses.

Step 3: Add liquid soap.

Apply a small drop of liquid soap on each lens. For best results, use a bit of liquid dish soap, but make sure it’s lotion-free.

Step 4: Soap up the glasses.

Using your fingertips, gently rub all parts of the frame and the lenses on both sides. Be sure to scrub your lenses with plenty of foam for a few seconds.

Step 5: Rinse your glasses.

Rinse your lenses thoroughly to remove all of the foam and soap residue. Traces of soap could cause the lenses to be smeared.

Step 6: Wipe them dry.

Use a microfiber cloth that is dry and clean. This last part is especially important since dirt or debris trapped in the fibers could scratch your lenses. Dry the glass and frame well. Check your lenses: if you find any stains, rub them gently with the cloth until they disappear.

Now you’ve got clean glasses!

A few tips to take care of your glasses

  • You should only use a microfiber cloth to clean your lenses, and for this purpose only. After using it, wash it well, and let it dry naturally.
  • You can find small bottles of special solutions to clean your lenses in optical shops or pharmacies. They are fairly handy and convenient to keep in your bag.
  • You can also use disposable wipes, but check your lenses for lint and dust first. Before cleaning your glasses, blow on them to avoid scratching them.
  • When you’re not wearing your glasses, keep them in a special case designed to protect them.
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