How to Clean Glasses

Although 64 percent of people in the United States wear glasses, most people don’t know how to clean their lenses properly. Many lens-wearers are improperly cleaning their glasses, using their sleeves or the nearest napkin or paper towel. The problem with these methods is that those “cleaners” carry fibers and dust that can scratch the lens. So, what’s the best way to clean glasses? The American Optometric Association says it’s easy “simply wash them the same way you would your hands: with dishwashing soap and water.”

Find out how to clean glasses with these easy steps:

  • Run glasses under warm water
  • Put a drop of dishwashing soap between your fingers and use them to clean all parts of the frame
  • Rinse glasses with warm water and dry with a clean cloth

There is a solution, however, to help keep lenses in their cleanest, best shape. Talk to your eye doctor about an anti-reflective coating on your lenses, which will prevent dust, scratches and smudges from showing up on your glasses.


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