How to Clean Glasses in 3 Ways

Did you know that cleaning your glasses with the wrong things can scratch the lenses? Although it may be a habit to use your shirt, it causes damage to your eyeglass lenses.

It's important to know how to clean glasses correctly so you can keep your lenses blemish-free. Additionally, cleaning your eyeglasses can also lower your exposure to germs and prevent eye infections.

To further prevent damage to your lenses, store your glasses in a hard-shell case when you aren't using them. This further protects them from dirt and bacteria.

To help lower your exposure to bacteria and keep your specs at their best, here are three ways to clean your glasses from The EyeDoctors Optometrists

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Ways to effectively clean your eyeglasses

What NOT to Use as Eyeglass Cleaner

Even though most of these items are typically what you have on hand, they shouldn’t be used for cleaning your glasses

The EyeDoctors Optometrists does NOT recommend using:

  • Window / Glass cleaner solution

  • Bleach

  • Paper towels

  • Saliva

  • Shirts, blankets, or bath towel

Prevent Damage: Store Your Glasses

Apart from cleaning your glasses, safely storing them in a case when they’re not being used is also a way to prevent scratches. In addition, this further protects them from dirt, grime, and germs.

Resist Scratching: Have Your Lens Coated

Considering buying a new pair of glasses? Talk with your doctor at your next eye exam to learn the benefits of scratch resistant lens coatings.

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Need New Lenses or Frames? Schedule an Eye Exam Today

To schedule your next comprehensive eye exam, find a The EyeDoctors Optometrists location near you.