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Keeping your glasses clean

We all know the importance of washing our hands and avoiding touching our faces as much as possible – which can be difficult if you wear glasses. We take our glasses off and put them down in different places and then we put them back on. Just like washing your hands, it is good practice to clean your glasses regularly.

When putting your glasses on or taking them off (often even absentmindedly), your hands will likely touch your face. Make sure your hands are clean before doing so.

Disinfection of your glasses shouldn’t be stressful or worrisome.

The absolute easiest and most efficient way to disinfect and clean your glasses is to wash them gently in lukewarm diluted soapy water. (A gentle dishwashing liquid is ideal). While you’re at it, don’t forget to include your frame’s nose pads and earpieces. Avoid overly rubbing the lenses. Rinse them thoroughly under running water and dry with clean glasses cloth in a circular motion to avoid streaks on your glasses. Do not use paper towels or tissues to dry your lenses because the fibers can easily scratch the lenses.

It is also good practice to wash your cleaning cloth at least once a week. You can wash it in the washing machine on a 60-degree wash with your towels and cloth facemasks.

Another easy way to clean your glasses is to use pre-moistened lens cleaning wipes (we recommend Zeiss wipes). These pre-moistened wipes come individually-packaged and won’t damage or scratch your lenses. A bonus: they can also be used to wipe down your phone screen.

The antibacterial properties of a hand sanitiser can get rid of harmful surface particles, but the ingredients can damage the surface of the lens, as well as cause streaks and smears. Rubbing-alcohol also should not be used
to clean your glasses; it may also be too harsh for your lenses, especially if you have antiglare lenses.

Don’t forget to also check your glasses case: this too can be carefully cleaned with a damp cloth, soaked in warm soapy water, then left to air dry.