Eye Care Tip of the Week: #5
Wash your eyeglasses like you wash your vehicle
Most people don't clean their shiny new vehicles with a spray bottle and a rag, so why do we clean our eyeglasses that way?
So forget the spray bottles, lens wipes and microfiber cleaning cloths given to you by the optical company.
Follow these 4-simple Steps to Clean Your Glasses
Rinse your glasses off under a steady stream of lukewarm water
to remove the dust and debris from the lens surface.
Apply a small amount of liquid foaming hand soap with your fingers
to the lenses and frame surface to remove the dirt and oils.
Thoroughly rinse your eyeglasses off again under a steady stream of lukewarm water
to remove the soap residue and oils from the lens surface and frame.
Dry your glasses off with a soft cotton cloth.
- For best results, use an oil free foaming hand soap for a clean streak free shine.
- Use a cotton cloth that doesn't have fabric softener on it to wipe your lenses to prevent greasy streaks.
- Don't over clean your glasses when your dry them. Excessive buffing can produce a static charge to the lens making it attract dust, dirt, and oils more quickly.
- Take it one step further. If they're still not perfect you can now use the lens spray and microfiber cleaning cloth to put the final touch to them. Just remember to wash the cleaning cloth every few weeks to remove the dust and dirt to prevent small surface scratches.
This Eye Care Tip of the Week is brought to you by Dr. Ross McKenzie