What is the best way to clean and care for my eyeglasses?
Improper cleaning can damage your eyeglass lenses, resulting in scratches, haziness and damaged coatings. By following these few simple tips, you can keep your eyeglasses lenses in tip-top shape!
Use a lens cleaner developed especially for eyeglasses, along with a clean lens cloth or tissue. Most good eyeglass cleaners will have an anti-static agent in them, which helps keep dust and particles from collecting on the lenses.
If you do not have any lens cleaner with you, rinse your lenses with warm water and mild soap to clean off dust and particles, and gently wipe them dry with a lens cloth or tissue.
Avoid leaving your eyeglasses in excessive heat, such as the dash and sun visors of the car.
Use household detergents, soaps or ammonia-based cleaners like Windex which can break down certain lens coatings
Place your eyewear face-down on the lenses
Wipe dry lenses with paper towels or clothing before rinsing. Dust or dirt particles must be rinsed away first to avoid scratching.