Just like you brush your teeth and wash your hair, you also need to care for your eyeglasses. The importance of your glasses to your vision shouldn’t be forgotten, especially given their impact on your ability to drive, read, and learn. When you dedicate enough time and attention to eyeglass care, you can prevent damage, save money, and maintain the best eyesight possible.
Clean Your Glasses Thoroughly and Regularly
The best way to clean your glasses is with soap and water. Begin by cleaning your own hands to ensure you don’t taint your lenses with dirt and grime, then rinse your glasses under a gentle stream of lukewarm water. This removes dust and debris, the two most prevalent causes of lens scratches. It’s important never to use hot water when rinsing your glasses, as the heat could damage your eyeglass lens coating.
Drop a small amount of lotion-free dishwashing soap to each lens and gently rub both sides of the lenses and frame. Don’t forget the nose pads and ends of the temples, since those two areas tend to accumulate oil and bacteria. Next, simply rinse the soap away with water. As long as you remove all traces of soap, you won’t have any smears on your lenses when you’re done drying them with a clean, lint-free towel.
You don’t want your glasses to endure damage while you’re on the go, so be sure to invest in a strong and protective storage case. The simple act of placing your glasses in their case when not in use can save them from scratches and other unwanted damage. It’s also helpful to always carry a spray glass cleaner or individually packaged, pre-moistened wipe to keep your glasses clean. Microfiber cleaning cloths are also great, because they trap oils and dry the lenses to prevent smearing.
You can get all of the eyeglass help and support you need from Guggino Eye Tampa Bay Eye Clinic. Dr. Guggino is dedicated to giving families state-of-the-art eye care that meets each individual’s unique needs. Call (813) 876-1400 today to make your first appointment.