How To Clean Eyeglasses [Protection & Care Tips]

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Maintaining an eyeglass is important, not just as a fashion statement, but also for protecting your vision. Many people don’t know how to clean eyeglasses properly and end up damaging them. Hence, it is very important for you to know the correct and harmful methods of cleaning your eyeglasses.

Now, I’m sure most of you must be wearing eyeglasses. But how many of us pause to think about whether we are cleaning our glasses the right way. You might not even be knowing how much damage you are causing to your expensive eyeglasses if you are cleaning it the wrong way. We complain about foggy glass and scratches in our eyeglasses, but we know that it is caused due to our negligence and mishandling only.

The common method we use to clean our glasses is to use our shirt or whatever cloth we find nearest to us. I wear eyeglasses, and I myself use my shirt as a quick fix to clean my glasses. But this is certainly not the right method and it might leave scratches on them, which will last forever.

The best way to take care of your glasses is to clean them daily. This will make your vision clearer and also prevent unnecessary strain to your eye, hence protecting your eyesight. Now, let us look at some tips which you must swear by if you want to maintain your eyeglasses and your frame. These hacks work miraculously and must be followed to prevent any smudges or streaks to form in your eyeglasses and increase their longevity. We have provided some simple do and do not’s for eyeglass cleaning.

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Now you might have been wearing eyeglasses for ages, but might have cleaning it the wrong way the whole time. The most common culprit is wiping that smudge off your eyeglass using your shirt. Here are some other common mistakes that must be absolutely avoided with regard to cleaning your eyeglasses:

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Never use the following methods to clean your eyeglasses:

  • window or glass cleaning liquid
  • ammonia
  • bleach
  • paper towels
  • facial tissues
  • paper towels
  • toothpaste
  • exhaling on your lens
  • your shirt

So remember the next time you are recommended to use these products by someone, you know that these must not be used and avoided at any cost.

Although your eyeglass might have an anti-scratch resistant coating and have protective coatings, these cannot withstand these substances and might corrode in the long run. So to avoid any further scratches, you can go through this guide to know the safest and the best methods to take care of regular eyeglasses as well as those with anti-reflective coating.


Now, let us look at some of the substances which you can use to clean your eyeglasses:

  • water
  • dishwashing liquid
  • rubbing alcohol
  • microfiber cloth
  • lens wipes

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How To Clean Glasses With Anti-Reflective Coating

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All the opticians recommend the anti-reflective coating lens, which is much in trend now. It is basically one step above the regular lens, in the way that it has a coating which reduces the glare from the surrounding lights. So these are actually beneficial for your eyesight and help in reducing the strain and improves the vision. These glasses with these coatings are no doubt, expensive. Hence, it is more imperative to take care of them using the proper methods.

If you are using a cloth, the best cloth to clean eyeglasses is the microfiber cloth. These cloths are extremely soft and specially designed to clean glasses so as not to leave any scratches on them.

Care Tips For Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating

  • There are sprays and lens cleaners available specially designed to clean the eyeglass lens. These are generally given with the eyeglasses when you purchase them. Use them for removing any dirt or grime.
  • If you have an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating lens, make sure that the lens cleaner is approved for cleaning the anti-reflective lens.
  • The best method is to use warm water and dishwashing soap.

Here are the steps to clean your anti-reflective eyeglasses and make them long-lasting:

Step #1: First clean your hand under running water to make sure it is free from any dirt, grime or oil.

Step #2: Now keep your glasses under lukewarm running water. This will take all the stain, smudges or dirt off the lenses.

Step #3: Pour a small drop of dishwashing gel onto your fingers and rub it gently onto the lens and nosepads. Don’t use a soap bar, since it might harm your lenses.

Step# 4: Rinse the liquid off the lens gently with lukewarm water.

Step #5: Now pat dry with a clean microfiber cloth, or a clean, lint-free towel. 

Step #6: Inspect whether your glasses have been cleaned thoroughly or not.



No matter how much you take care of your glasses, having scratches on them iso inevitable due to falling, dust settlement or grime. How do you take care of your glasses? Please let us know through the comments section below!


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