01 Feb 4 Tips On How to Clean Prescription Glasses Properly

Are you wondering about the best way to clean your prescription glasses? Your prescription eyeglasses not only allow you to see more clearly at specific distances, but they are also an investment in the health and longevity of your eyes.

Our Markham optometrists offer four tips on how to clean glasses properly, plus how NOT to clean your glasses and what to avoid.

Cleaning Eyeglasses

Tip #1 – Use Eyeglass Cleaner and a Microfibre Cloth

Tip #2 – Use Lukewarm Water and Gentle Dish Soap

The best way to clean your eyeglass lenses, frames, and nosepieces is to wash them with mild dish soap. Gently rinse your glasses under a stream of lukewarm water. Apply dishwashing liquid (lotion-free) in a small drop on each lens. Gently rub the lenses on both sides, and around the frame and over the nose pads. Rinse under lukewarm water and dry with a microfiber cloth.

Tip #3 – Avoid Eyeglass Sprays And Cleaners

Surprisingly, many of the eyeglass sprays and solutions can damage the delicate coatings on your lenses.  We suggest avoiding these products altogether.

Tip #4 – Avoid Using Your Clothing, Paper Towel, or Tissue to Clean Your Lenses

These materials can cause scratches and damage coatings on the lenses.

About Unionville Optometry

As Markham Ontario optometrists, we offer complete eye care services including eye exams, prescription glasses and sunglasses, laser vision consultations, and designer eyewear frames. If you need help with your prescription or if you have any other questions about how to clean eyeglasses properly, please call us at 905-477-4488 or send us an email.

Our first priority is to protect your vision. If your eyeglasses are dated, worn out, or scratched, you may also like our blog article entitled, How to Pick Eyewear Frames.

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