Keeping your glasses clean is a must for a number of reasons. For starters, clean glasses ensure that you see as clearly as possible. Furthermore, clean glasses reduce your chances of scratches and other damage to your lenses. However, there are some specific things you'll need to keep in mind when it comes to cleaning your glasses lens if you want to do it the right way.
DO Use a Microfiber Cloth
You should never attempt to clean your glasses with anything other than a microfiber cloth. All too often, people use their sleeves or other pieces of clothing to wipe their lenses clean because it's convenient, but if you have any dirt or dust on your clothing or if your clothing has rough particles in it, you could easily end up scratching your lenses up. Even a clean washcloth isn't suitable for use on your lenses. It's microfiber or nothing!
DON'T Use Glass Cleaner
Another mistake to avoid is that of using your traditional, store-bought glass cleaner on your eyeglass lenses. These days, most eyeglass lenses aren't made with glass but are actually made of mostly plastic. Therefore, using glass cleaner on plastic could cause damage. Generally, it's best to stick to a store-bought cleaning solution made specifically for eyeglass lenses.
DO Ask Your Optometrist
Before you select a cleaning solution for your eyeglass lenses, play it safe and speak to your optometrist/eye doctor; he or she will be able to determine whether or not the cleaner is safe for use on your specific lenses. In fact, depending on the type of lenses you wear, you might even be able to save some money by making your own glasses cleaner at home using a gentle dish soap solution. Only an eye doctor (such as one from Cohen's Fashion Optical) will be able to tell you if this is the case, however.
DON'T Delay Cleanings
Finally, stay on top of keeping your eyeglass lenses clean. Don't wait until there is both dirt and debris caked on them before you decide to give them a thorough cleaning, as it's possible that the damage will already be done by that point. Instead, make it a point to clean your glasses on a weekly or even daily basis. By doing so, you'll keep them looking their best and avoid having to replace them prematurely as a result of scratches or other damage. Following these tips will be sure to help you out.