The Dos And Don’ts Of Cleaning Your Eyewear

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It’s important to keep your eyewear clean and free of dust particles, but not all methods are beneficial. Using the wrong cleaning methods or harsh cleaning chemicals can cause serious damage to your glasses! In this blog post, I am going to explain the dos and don’ts of cleaning your eyewear.

When it comes to cleaning your eyeglasses, there are several dos and don’ts to think about.

Always use a soft, clean cloth (microfibre) to wipe your lenses. I would also advise to steer clear from using any harsh chemicals or cleaners, as these can damage your glasses, I would recommend a mild soap and water solution.

If you find that your eyeglasses are dirty, you may want to soak them in a mild cleaning solution for a few minutes before wiping them clean. Then use this easy process:

1. When cleaning your glasses, be sure to first remove any physical dirt from the lenses with a quick wipe.
2. Next, dampen your microfibre cloth with the soap and water solution and gently rub the lenses in a circular motion to remove grease and fingerprints.
3. Lastly, dry off your glasses with a dry microfibre cloth. Remember to also clean the frame of your glasses!

Here is what I would recommend:

• Do: Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner. You can find eyewear cleaning solutions at most stores or your opticians.
• Do: Use a clean, soft cloth. A microfibre cloth is ideal and try to avoid using a paper towel as this could either scratch the lenses or leave lint behind.
• Do: Rinse your glasses with slightly warm water before cleaning them. This will help remove any particles that could scratch your lenses in the future.
• Do: Clean your glasses in a circular motion, it’s a lot gentler.

Here is what I don’t recommend:

• Don’t: Use any type of cleaner that contains alcohol (or rubbing alcohol in general) as it can dry out the coatings on your glasses.
• Don’t: Use scalding hot water to clean your glasses as it can damage the frame and lenses.
• Don’t: Use freezing cold water to clean your glasses as it can cause the lens to contract and crack.

It’s important to remember that your eyewear can be the leading star of your outfit, so it’s vital to take good care of them.

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