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How to Clean & Maintain Your Eyewear

James Roque

JUNE 11, 2022

 

Eyeglasses are a significant financial investment. They are not only useful for seeing the world clearly, but they can also be used as a fashion element to help you express yourself.



Use Only Eyeglass-specific Products

Only use liquid items meant for cleaning eyeglasses while cleaning them. Although window cleaning chemicals are designed for use on glass, they often contain ammonia, which can erode the coatings of your spectacles. 

 

The same may be said for the wipes you use to clean your lenses. Handkerchiefs, paper items, and even the tail of your shirt should never be used. Abrasive particles might be trapped in paper and cloth, scratching the lenses. Whether you've misplaced the cloth that came with your glasses, see if your local optical sells replacements.

Keep your Eyeglasses in a Protective Case

When you need to remove your glasses for an extended period of time, keep the case that came with them close by and store them in it. The frames and lenses of your glasses are protected when kept in their case.

Glasses Do Not Last Indefinitely

All eyeglass lenses will accumulate a few scratches over time. Scratch-resistant, not scratch-proof, lenses are used in eyeglasses. 

 

Inquire about anti-scratch guarantees for your lenses when purchasing glasses. This is especially crucial if you wear glasses for children or if you wear them in dirty environments. 

 

The easiest approach to keep your glasses clean and scratch-free for as long as possible is to follow the above guidelines.



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