Cleaning your Eyeglasses

Cleaning your Eyeglasses Here's how to do it the right way By Bilal Yamout
*example of how to clean glasses illustration of how to clean glasses Cleaning your eyeglasses daily is the best way to keep them looking great and prevent lens scratches and other eyewear damage. *But there's a right way — and plenty of wrong ways — when it comes to how to clean glasses.
*Starts for cleaning your glasses Follow these suggestions to clean your eyeglass lenses and frames without risk of scratching the lenses or making other damage. These cleaning tips will help you keep your sunglasses, safety glasses and sports eyewear in great shape, too.
1. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Before cleaning your eyeglasses, make sure your hands are free from dirt, grime, lotion and anything else that could be transferred to your lenses. Use lotion-free detergent or dishwashing liquid and a clean, lint-free towel to clean your hands.
2. Wash your glasses under a gentle stream of lukewarm tap water. This will remove dust and other debris, which can help avoid scratching your lenses when you are cleaning them. Avoid hot water, which can damage some eyeglass lens coatings.
3. Use a small drop of lotion-free dishwashing liquid to each lens. Most dishwashing liquids are very concentrated, so use only a tiny amount. Or apply a drop or two to your fingertip instead.
4. Gently rub both sides of the lenses and all parts of the frame for a few seconds. Make sure you clean every part, including the nose pads and the ends of the temples that rest behind your ears. Also, clean the area where the edge of the lenses meets the frame — dust, debris and skin oils frequently accumulate here.
5. Rinse both sides of the lenses and the frame thoroughly. Failing to remove all traces of soap will cause the lenses to be smeared when you dry them.
6. Gently shake the glasses to eliminate most of the water from the lenses. Inspect the lenses carefully to make sure they are clean.
7. Carefully dry the lenses and frame with a clean, lint-free towel. Use a dishtowel that has not been laundered with a fabric softener or dryer sheet (these substances can smear the lenses). A cotton towel that you use to clean fine glassware is a good choice. Make sure the towel is perfectly clean. Dirt or debris trapped in the fibers of a towel can scratch your lenses and cooking oil, skin oil or lotion in the towel will smear them.