You’ve just gotten a new pair of prescription eyeglasses and you want to keep them looking new. So, where do you begin? Try cleaning them often.
If you don’t take the time to care for your new glasses from the get-go, they may not last for very long. And after enduring an eye exam, taking the time to choose the lenses and be fitted accordingly, why wouldn’t you?
That being said, if you are someone who needs to wear your glasses throughout the day, the lenses are going to get dirty. Whether it’s fingerprints, dust, or the like, it will impair your vision. However, if you clean your glasses regularly, the lenses will last longer and you’ll be able to see clearly.
Try these steps when cleaning your lenses:
- Spray the lenses with a cleaning solution before wiping them. Dry lenses can get scratched easily by dust and other particles.
- Do not use saliva or your breath to wet your lenses; your saliva may leave bacteria and/or germs on the lenses. Also, simply breathing on the lenses won’t add any form of moisture.
- Use a soft microfiber cloth and avoid abrasive cleaning cloths such as paper towels or clothing.
- Let the lenses air dry before putting your glasses back on.
For occasional deep cleaning when needed:
- Rinse your eyeglasses in tap water that’s room temperature or slightly warmer.
- Use a gentle, lotion-free cleaning solution to wash the lenses. Apply only a few drops on the lenses to avoid a soapy residue.
- Rinse the lenses to remove any soap and check for missed spots. If the glasses still appear marred or spotted, repeat the steps above. If the lenses look clean, use a lint-free towel to remove most of the water.
- Let your glasses air dry completely in a safe place.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your eyeglasses in great shape for years to come!