4 Tips On How to Clean Prescription Glasses Properly

Are you wondering about how to clean prescription glasses properly? 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 prescription glasses, plus how NOT to clean your glasses and what to avoid.

How to Clean 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.

How Not to Clean Prescription Glasses

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.

See also our post on Protecting Your Eyeglasses with tips on what not to do when cleaning them.

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 still have questions about how to clean prescription glasses or wish to speak with our optometrists, please call us in Markham ON at 905-477-4488 or send us an email.

Our first priority is to protect your vision. See our post entitled Eye Care Health Tips.

If your eyeglasses are dated, worn out, or scratched, you may also like our blog article on How to Pick Eyewear Frames.

Check out this Wikihow page entitled How to Clean Eyeglasses for more tips!

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