Glasses Cleaning and Care Tips

Glasses Cleaning and Care Tips

If you wear glasses – whether it’s all day or just for certain tasks like reading – you know how irritating it can be to have a smudge on them. In addition, because prescription glasses are an investment, you’ll want to take care of them properly to ensure that they last you as long as possible. Pinnacle Eye Group of Lambertville, MI wants you to be able to use your glasses and enjoy clear vision, so here are a few tips on cleaning and caring for them.

Glasses cleaning tips

Cleaning glasses is a simple task. It begins with clean hands. Use dishwashing liquid or a lotion-free soap to clean your hands of any grime, dirt, or other things that could be transferred to your glasses. To clean the glasses, first run them under a stream of lukewarm water. Mix a drop of dish soap with warm water to create a lather and use this to clean the frames, lenses, and nose pads of your glasses. Rinse them again with warm water. Gently shake off excess water and dry the glasses with a clean, lint-free cloth.

What not to do when cleaning your glasses

Simple mistakes are often made when cleaning glasses. Do not:

  • Use bleach, vinegar, ammonia, or window cleaner on glasses
  • Use hot water
  • Wipe lenses without rinsing them first
  • Dry lenses with a paper towel/napkin, tissue, or anything dirty
  • Wipe glasses on your shirt tail, or any other piece of clothing
  • Spit on your glasses. Besides spreading germs, your saliva may contain damaging properties.

Doing any of these could cause damage to the lens coatings or to the lenses themselves.

More tips for eyewear care

  • Remove glasses with both hands to avoid misaligning them.
  • Lay glasses down with lenses facing upward.
  • Keep glasses in a case when not in use; a hard-shell case provides better protection.
  • Check the screws on your glasses periodically and tighten them if necessary.
  • Have your frames checked by an optician at Pinnacle Eye Group to have them adjusted as needed.

Taking care of your glasses benefits your eye health as it prevents them from straining to see clearly. It also helps to protect the investment of getting costly prescription glasses. If you need a new pair of glasses or just need a check-up, Pinnacle Eye Group is available in Lambertville, MI to provide quality eye care.

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