Have you been sanitizing your hands, but not your glasses? Unfortunately, many people overlook this. Your eyeglasses and sunglasses act as a barrier between you and others, so plenty of germs will get on them throughout the day. Even if you’re trying to avoid touching your face, you are bound to adjust or take off your glasses at some point. While doing that, you’re spreading the germs from your glasses onto your hands. Regularly cleaning your glasses is important to preventing poor eye health, spreading germs, and scratching your lenses.
Soap and water is the most effective way to disinfect your eyewear. If you’re on the go and in need of a touch up, use an individually packaged moistened lens cleaning wipe. Rubbing your glasses on your shirt throughout the day is not how you should be cleaning your glasses! Using clothing to wipe your glasses will potentially scratch the lenses because of the material of the clothing. Using paper products, like paper towels, can also damage your lenses and leave lint. Use an eyeglass case when your glasses are not being worn to prevent any scratches or smudges and protect them from dust and debris.
A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Amanda works hard at balancing her passion for writing and marketing. She is a Pittsburgh native that just recently moved to Columbus and enjoys doing just about anything outdoors from going on hikes to taking her dog for walks around the city.