One of the issues that many people have a problem with when wearing eyeglasses is dirty lenses. Your glasses are designed to help correct your vision problems, but if the lenses are constantly dirty, that isn’t going to happen. Dust and fingerprints and smears can all get in the way of you seeing clearly through your glasses.
Not only will you be able to see better by keeping your glasses clean and caring for them properly, but they’ll also last longer. How you clean off the lenses of your eyeglasses depends on the type of dirt and how much of it is on there. A lot of the time, they don’t require any type of substantial cleaning to keep them clear so you can see the way you’re supposed to.
Dust is one of the prime suspects when it comes to dirtying up a pair of glasses. If you find that specks of dust are on your lenses and affecting your vision, it’s best to use a dry, lint free cloth on the front and back to remove the dust. Hold your eye glasses by the arm and gently wipe off the front and back of each lens to remove any dust so you can see clearly again. Do this each time you notice dust on the lenses of your glasses. If it becomes a persistent problem, consider removing dust from the room or moving to a different area that isn’t quite so dusty.
If you have fingerprints or other marks on your eyeglasses that you can’t just rub off with a dry cloth, you’ll have to try a wet method. Using warm, soapy water is an effective way to get marks off the lenses of your glasses that won’t come off by other means. Run some warm water over the front and back of each lens, then add a little mild hand soap over top of each side of the lenses. Rinse the soap off with warm water, then dry the glasses off with a clean towel. Take a look through the glasses and repeat the process if necessary. If you don’t have to wear the glasses for a while, you may want to let them air dry to prevent any streaks of lint being left on the lenses.
If you don’t mind the expense and you’re using quality products, you can also try cleaners and sprays or Anti fog wipes for glasses to keep your eyeglasses clean. It’s important to follow the instructions on different cleaning products so your glasses are left clear and streak-free. Some types of cleaners will require you to wipe off the glasses with a clean cloth, while others will work more like the soapy water method.
It’s also important to handle your frames carefully during the cleaning process, as some may bend easier than others. Check the screws on the arms of your glasses each time you’re done cleaning them to see if they need tightening or not. It’s a lot easier to tighten the screws that are already there than to find new ones.