Put Your Best Face Forward
Your eyes are precious. That’s why you invest in getting high-quality eyeglasses to give them the very best. Because your glasses are essential to your daily life, proper care is necessary to maintain their beauty and effectiveness. Listed below are some tips on how to properly clean eyeglasses.
Begin by washing and drying hands thoroughly
Place glasses under warm water, adding a drop of lotion free dishwashing detergent to the tips of fingers
Lather the soap onto the lens, making sure to get both sides
Set glasses aside to dry or gently shake the glasses to eliminate remaining water
Dry them with a soft, clean cotton cloth that has not been washed with fabric softener or a dryer sheet
Without proper cleaning techniques on a regular basis, there will be a build-up of oil and dirt. This build-up can lead to obstruction of view and will be noticeable to others as well. Making a habit of cleaning your glasses every morning or every night will keep your glasses looking new.
Of course, if you want to take your eye maintenance a step further, you can purchase eyeglass cleaners from your eye care professionals or local drug stores. These can be useful when you are traveling or don’t have access to clean water and soap.
Cleaning Glasses Don’ts
Trust us when we say that there are some cleaning misconceptions and practices that make us cringe. As much as you invest into your pair of glasses, you should be treating them with the utmost care. Here are some practices to avoid at all costs when it comes to cleaning your eyeglasses:
Do not use your shirttail or other items of your wardrobe to clean your glasses. This is especially true when your lenses are dry, because it can lead to scratched lenses
Do not use saliva or household glass and surface cleaners to treat your glasses. There are ingredients in these liquids that can damage eyeglass lenses and coatings, such as the anti-reflective coating
Do not use napkins, toilet paper, tissues or paper towels to wipe your lenses. These will leave residue and can potentially scratch your glasses
Do not attempt to remove scratches by buffing your lenses. This can actually scratch them more, leaving you worse off
Contact Us About Eyeglasses
If you are still unsure of how to properly clean your eyeglasses and need assistance, we would be glad to help. You can contact us, or stop by our Baton Rouge or Metairie location to get the help you need to ensure your glasses keep you looking fresh!