Usually, people use the sleeve of their shirt to wipe their glasses when they become dusty, covered with finger marks, or fog up. Some of us breathe on them before wiping them.
Wiping glasses with a sleeve cannot remove all dirt, moisture, sebum, and bacteria on lenses and frames. If the fabric is rough, it can damage the protective coating and leave unsightly scratches that can affect vision. Therefore, you should know how to clean your glasses correctly and with what.
There are many liquids and wipes specially created for this purpose, on the market. However, the best one is right in your kitchen – dishwashing detergent. In addition to removing dust and dirt, it also allows you to effectively get rid of fat and bacteria.
How to clean glasses:
- First, rinse the glasses thoroughly with warm running water to wash off dust and dirt.
- Wash the frame and lenses with warm water and dishwashing detergent or any other mild soap to remove grease and bacteria. If necessary, use a soft cloth to wash off all dirt, remnants of cosmetics, or hair care products from the frame.
- Wipe the frame and lenses with a soft, dry cotton cloth.
- Do not use a cleaning glass cleaner or other liquid containing ammonia, vinegar, or bleach, as these chemicals will damage the lenses' protective coating.
To keep the glasses in good condition for as long as possible, clean the glasses once a day. Pay special attention to the nose stops and the frame of the glasses because most of the fat, bacteria, and dirt accumulate on these parts. The right way to clean the glasses will help extend the service life and ensure crystal clear vision.
Read another article about the care of eyewear, How To Clean Sunglasses. 8 Easy Steps.