How to Clean Glasses Properly

For those who wear glasses, it’s important to understand how to clean your eyeglasses without scratching the lenses. More importantly, it’s beneficial to know how NOT to clean them. Clean eyeglasses help reduce your exposure to bacteria that can cause painful eye infections.

Safely cleaning your glasses will ensure that they last longer, and more importantly – let you see the world clearer!

Continue reading to learn ways to effectively clean your eyeglasses with the eye care professionals at Clarkson Eyecare.

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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

Clarkson Eyecare does NOT recommend using:

  • Window / Glass cleaner solution

  • Bleach

  • Paper towels

  • Saliva

  • Shirts, blankets, or bath towel

Instead, USE these products:

  • Lens cleaning solution

  • Lens cleaning wipes

  • Microfiber towel

  • Soap and warm water

After cleaning your glasses, always make sure to store them in a case.

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 Clarkson Eyecare location near you.