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How to Clean Your Glasses

Our glasses do a lot for us by protecting our eyes and correcting our vision, so it’s only fair we take care of them back. Cleaning your eyeglasses and sunglasses regularly is the best way to keep them looking new and lasting longer to maintain good eye health. More dirt and dust from everyday life accumulates on glasses than people realize. Grease and oil from hair and pores, sweat, and dead skin cells can build up and loosen or cause the breakage of nose pads, hinges, and screws. So, to prolong the life of your frames, learn how to properly clean your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

How to Clean Lenses

Cleaning your lenses with a lens cleaner and microfiber cloth is the fast and easy way to get rid of any dust and smudges. Simply spray the lenses on both sides with the lens cleaner spray and use the microfiber cloth to wipe them clean in circular motions.

How to Disinfect Your Glasses
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Rinse the glasses in lukewarm water to get rid of any dirt and debris.
  3. Apply a small amount of lotion-free dish soap to the glasses and gently rub it all over the lenses and frames.
  4. Rinse them again under water that is not too hot or too cold.
  5. Dry the frames with a clean lint-free towel or microfiber cloth.

Do's And Don'ts to Cleaning Glasses

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  • When you’re not wearing your glasses, store them in a protective eyeglass case to keep them safe.
  • Wash cleaning cloths regularly in warm soapy water.
  • Straps or chains can be added to frames for extra protection from potential falls and scratches.


  • Don’t use paper products, textured towels, or clothing to clean your lenses. These are too rough, and clothing has dust and debris that can scratch the lenses.
  • Don’t use cloths that have been washed with fabric softener since this can leave a film on the lenses.
  • Don’t use oil and lotion-based soaps.
  • Never use household glass cleaners or products that contain bleach or ammonia to clean your glasses. The chemicals will break down the protective coating on the lenses.
  • Avoid keeping your glasses outside or in the car on a hot day because the heat will warp the glasses frames and cause the lens coating to peel.
  • Avoid putting glasses on your head since this can stretch them out and get them oily from your hair.

It is important to clean your glasses the right way to prevent scratches, smudges, and preserve any lens coatings. However, we know accidents happen. Our Happiness Guarantee allows you to return or exchange your glasses within a year of purchase. Whether your lenses are scratched, or you just aren’t happy with the glasses anymore, you can send them back with no questions asked!

To make things easier, all our glasses come with their own branded protective case and a lens cleaner and microfiber cloth. For more cleaning and eye care supplies, check out our accessories section.

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