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Video: Cleaning Your Glasses: 15 Useful Tips For A Good Appearance
Either for sunglasses or for vision correction, cleaning your glasses every day is the best way to make them look great and prevent scratches and other damage. You will say that this is a trivial matter and that there are effective cleansers. This is partially true because the ways of maintaining the good appearance of glasses are correct and incorrect. Which ones to follow without breaking your head, our article lifts the curtain.
Why isn't cleaning your glasses a trivial routine?
Whatever the reason for wearing this accessory, you must clean your glasses regularly and adequately so as not to visit the optician often. In the first place, it is necessary to marry utility and practicality and secondly, to have a good appearance. This is how the glasses will complement your outfit and your overall look.
We've written some great tips to help you clean your lenses and spectacle frames without the risk of scratching them or causing other damage. In addition, these cleaning guidelines will help you keep your sunglasses, safety, sports, work, reading, television, in good condition. Even the homemade household cleaner is natural, it will be a mistake to use it to clean the glasses.
How to properly clean your glasses: precautions to take
Before cleaning your glasses properly, make sure your hands are free from dirt, grime, lotion and any other element that could be transferred to the glasses. It is best to use lotion-free or homemade soap or dish soap for natural cleaning and a clean, lint-free towel for scrubbing and drying hands.
Rinse the glasses
To remove dust and other debris, rinse your glasses under a gentle stream of lukewarm tap water. Either way, avoid hot water which can damage some coatings of eyeglass lenses.
Apply a small drop of dish soap
Since most dishwashing liquids are very concentrated, so use only a small amount on each glass or apply a drop or two to your fingertip instead. Only use brands that do not include lotions.
When rubbing, do not press on the lenses, but gently wipe both sides and all parts of the frame for a few seconds. Make sure to clean every part, including the nose pads and temple tips that rest behind your ears. Also clean the area where the rim of the lenses meets the frame - dust, debris and skin oils frequently collect there.
If you don't remove all traces of soap, the glasses will be smeared when you dry them. Therefore, both sides of the lenses and the frame must be rinsed once again.
Gently shake the glasses
Carefully inspect the lenses to make sure they are clean. Otherwise, two or three light shakes will remove the remaining water.
Thoroughly dry the lenses and the frame
A lint-free cotton towel that you use to clean fine glassware is a good choice. Make sure it is perfectly clean. Dirt or debris trapped in the fibers of a towel can scratch your lenses. Adding cooking oil, skin oil, or lotion that is left on the towel makes things worse.
Clean your glasses with wipes
When you don't have the above supplies, try the individually wrapped pre-moistened disposable cleaning wipes. These are made specifically for use on glasses.
How to clean your glasses without damaging them or what we do not recommend to do
- Do not use the shirt bias or any other cloth to clean the glasses, especially when the lenses are dry. It can scratch them.
- Do not use saliva to wet the lenses. It contains food residues and other fatty elements.
- Do not use household glass or surface cleaners. These products contain ingredients that can damage lenses and eyeglass coatings, such as an anti-reflective coating.
- Do not use paper towels, napkins, tissues, or toilet paper to clean your lenses. These can scratch or smudge your lenses or leave them full of lint.
- Do not try to "polish" a scratch on the glasses. This only makes the situation worse.
- If tap water is not available to rinse your lenses before cleaning them, use plenty of aerosolized eyewear cleaner (carry one in your bag) to remove dust and other debris before wiping..
Eyeglass cleaners and cleaning cloths
Stop by the local drugstore to get spray eyeglass cleaners. These can be useful if you are traveling or if you don't have dish soap and tap water on hand.
If your lenses have an anti-reflective (AR) coating, make sure the special cleaner you choose is approved. As for microfiber cleaning cloths, this is a great choice because they dry the lenses very effectively and retain oils to prevent smudging. They too need regular hand washing with lotion-free dish soap and clean water. Then let the cloth air dry.
Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for scratched glasses. Once they are scratched, it is irreversible. When purchasing eyeglass lenses, choose those with a durable scratch-resistant coating. And ask your optician if your purchase includes an anti-scratch warranty. Do not overlook the protective role of the spectacle case when they are not on your nose.