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How should I clean my sunglasses?

Cleaning glasses properly is important to maintain their clarity and longevity. Here's the best and safest way to clean your glasses:

  1. Use a Gentle Cleaning Solution: Avoid using harsh chemicals, strong detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners, as they can damage the lens coatings. Instead, use a gentle cleaning solution specifically designed for eyewear or a mild dish soap diluted in lukewarm water.

  2. Rinse with Water: Start by rinsing your glasses under lukewarm tap water. This helps remove any loose particles and dust that could potentially scratch the lenses during the cleaning process.

  3. Apply Cleaning Solution: Place a small drop of the gentle cleaning solution on each lens. Be sure not to use too much solution, as excessive moisture can seep into the frame and affect the coatings over time.

  4. Gently Rub Lenses: Use your clean fingers or a microfiber cleaning cloth to gently rub the lenses, paying attention to any smudges or fingerprints. Avoid using excessive pressure, as it could damage the lens coatings or even bend the frame.

  5. Clean Frames: Don't forget to clean the frame, especially the nose pads and the areas that come into contact with your skin. Use the same cleaning solution and a soft cloth to wipe away oils and debris.

  6. Rinse Again: After gently cleaning the lenses and frames, rinse your glasses once more under lukewarm water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.

  7. Dry with a Microfiber Cloth: Gently pat your glasses dry using a clean, microfiber cloth. Microfiber is designed to be soft and non-abrasive, making it perfect for drying and polishing eyewear without scratching the lenses.

  8. Avoid Paper Towels and Clothing: Never use paper towels, tissues, or your clothing to clean your glasses, as these materials can contain rough fibers that may scratch the lenses.

  9. Regular Cleaning: Make a habit of cleaning your glasses regularly, ideally daily, to prevent the buildup of oils, dirt, and debris that can obscure your vision.

  10. Store Properly: When you're not wearing your glasses, keep them in a protective case. This prevents dust and dirt from accumulating on the lenses and helps prevent accidental damage.

Remember, even though it's important to clean your glasses, it's equally important to handle them with care. Avoid placing them face down on surfaces, keep them away from extreme temperatures, and always use both hands when putting them on or taking them off.

By following these steps, you can keep your glasses clean and in good condition for optimal vision and comfort.