How to Clean Glasses Properly

As easy as it can be to use your shirt and warm breath to clean your glasses, it isn’t the best way. It can even scratch the lenses, making it difficult to see clearly.

It's important to know how to clean glasses correctly so you can keep your lenses blemish-free. Dirty glasses can be coated with harmful bacteria that can cause eye infections. Lower the risks of developing an eye infection by regularly cleaning your lenses and frames.

To help lower your exposure to bacteria and keep your specs at their shiniest, here are three approaches for cleaning your glasses.

What NOT to Use as Eyeglass Cleaner

Even though most of these items are typically what you have on hand, they shouldn’t be used for cleaning your glasses

Nationwide Vision does NOT recommend using:

  • Window / Glass cleaner solution

  • Bleach

  • Paper towels

  • Saliva

  • Shirts, blankets, or bath towel

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Ways to effectively clean your eyeglasses

Prevent Damage: Store Your Glasses

Apart from cleaning your glasses, safely storing them in a case when they’re not being used is also a way to prevent scratches. In addition, this further protects them from dirt, grime, and germs.

Resist Scratching: Have Your Lens Coated

Considering buying a new pair of glasses? Talk with your doctor at your next eye exam to learn the benefits of scratch resistant lens coatings.

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Need New Lenses or Frames? Schedule an Eye Exam Today

To schedule your next comprehensive eye exam, find a Nationwide Vision location near you.