How to Clean Eyeglasses
FramesDirect.com wants to make sure that you know how to properly clean and handle your new, designer glasses. We know you want to take care of your investment, so we’ve compiled 5 easy tips that will show you how to properly handle and clean your glasses.
1. Handling Your Glasses
When handling your glasses, use both hands. The last thing you want to do it drop them on the lenses. Also, when you set your glasses down, make sure that you set them down upside down with the bridge at the bottom. This prevents you from scratching your lenses, and keeps more top-heavy frames from falling over.
2. Cleaning Your Frames
When cleaning your frames, use warm, soapy water and a gentle cloth to wipe away grime and oil once a week at most.
- A soft toothbrush can be used to clean away grime and oil from nosepads and in the small spaces on hinges.
- Makes sure to avoid lenses with the bristles of the toothbrush, and dry with a microfiber brush.
3. Cleaning Your Lenses
When cleaning your lenses, do not use any glass cleaners that are not meant for eyeglass lenses, specifically, cleaners with ammonia. Your lenses have many different coatings on them, that are sensitive to ammonia.
- First, spray your lenses with an appropriate cleaner. You should only need one or two sprays for both sides of the lenses. You should never attempt to clean your lenses dry.
- Then, using a microfiber cloth, gently clean your lenses. Do not use a paper towel to dry them, use a dry portion of the microfiber cloth. A dishtowel is not a microfiber cloth.
4. Storing Your Glasses
Always store your lenses in their case. Never store them in a heated car which can warp lenses or cause them to peal.
5. Adjusting Your Glasses
Lastly, do not attempt to adjust or repair your glasses yourself. Especially if you have plastic (acetate, etc) frames, an optician or optometrist is the only one with the appropriate tools to properly adjust your frames. Bending and forcing frames will only break them.
Your Glasses are an investment into your health and it is important to know how to care for them properly! Need a new prescription pair? Or a new pair of sunglasses? Visit the largest selection of designer glasses!!!
Contact one of our experienced opticians if you have any questions about lens cleaning, how to handle your glasses, or just a question about our glasses in general!