When you buy a new pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses, you spend a lot of time and money finding your perfect pair. Taking care of this investment is one of the best things you can do. And if you wear contacts, it’s just as important to properly clean and care for them. Knowing how to care for your eyewear will make a big difference in how well you see and how much you love wearing them.
Cleaning your frames and lenses regularly can help you see clearly and keep your purchase looking new. While it may seem like any cloth and cleaner could wipe glasses clean, it’s best to use an eyeglass cleaner and microfiber cloth specifically for eyewear. Never use regular household glass cleaner or ammonia based products as these can cause damage. If you’re unsure, ask your sales associate to recommend cleaning materials.
To clean your glasses, spray them with eyeglass cleaner and wipe them dry with a lens cloth or soft, clean cloth. If you see scratches while you’re cleaning them, bring them into a LensCrafters store and ask an associate for their recommendation.
Without regular cleaning, you may notice a buildup of oil and dirt, which can make it difficult to see well. Remember, you may not be the only one to notice. This build-up can be seen through your lenses by someone talking to you—one more reason to keep them clean.