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The Do’s and Don’ts for Caring for Your Glasses

Have you ever wondered how you got that scratch or those smears on your lenses? Or why your glasses don’t seem to fit your face properly anymore? These issues are most likely due to not caring for your glasses properly, with that being said we are going to cover some DO’s and DON’TS on how to properly care for your lenses and frames so you can hopefully avoid these problems in the future.

 

DO’s

Wash and dry your hands. You will want to make sure your hands are free from any lotions, dirt, or things that can get on your lenses.

When taking glasses on and off your face make sure you use both hands. Also, always remember to keep them OFF your head, otherwise they can become misaligned.

Wet your glasses under a soft stream of lukewarm water. This will remove dust or anything else that may scratch your lenses. AVOID HOT WATER!

Apply a small drop of dishwashing liquid soap to your lenses. REMEMBER it needs to be lotion free soap! We recommend something like Dawn original formula. Rub both sides of lenses and all of frames for a few seconds; make sure you clean your nose pads too.

Once you are done washing make sure to rinse thoroughly!

Carefully dry the lenses and frames with a lint free towel. Make sure your towel hasn’t been washed with fabric softener or a dryer sheet or it will this can cause your lenses to smear.

 

DON’TS

Don’t wipe your lenses when they are dry or you may end up scratching your lenses.

Don’t wipe your lenses with anything that may have a rough surface, such as; napkins, paper towels, or tissues.

Don’t use harsh cleaners such as ammonia, vinegar, or glass cleaners on your glasses. These cleaners can harm your lenses and their anti-reflective layer.

Don’t clean your lenses with spit! You may think it’s a fast and easy way to clean your lenses because your saliva may contain oils or other things that may be damaging to lens.

Don’t put glasses that aren’t protected by a glass case in your purse, pocket, or a bag.

Don’t place your glasses near a sink or on a vanity. Sprays, cosmetics, and other chemicals that are used in these areas can damage the anti-reflective coating.

Don’t leave your glasses in a hot car! Leaving your glasses in a hot car can result in warping of the lenses which can result in poor optical quality.