If you recently got glasses in Colorado Springs, then you probably have some questions on the best way to keep your new eyewear sparkling clean. The last thing you want are lenses that are grimy or hard to see through.

Most people usually rub their lenses with their shirt, but that can actually damage the sensitive glass. Luckily, it does not take a lot of time — or special materials — to wash your glasses the right way so that they can last for years.  

The Right Cloth Helps

The easiest thing to do is use the microfiber cleaning cloth that came with your glasses when you got them at a Colorado optometry office. While there are special cleaning solutions that are explicitly made for glasses, all you need is mild, lotion-free dishwashing soap.

Make sure to wash your hands first so that you don’t accidentally smudge the lens while trying to clean it, and then rinse your glasses under the water. Make sure the water is not too hot, or it can damage optical lens coatings. A dab of soap on each side of each lens is enough. Use your fingers to rub the soap into both the lenses and the frame, paying particular attention to the lenses’ edges. When you are done, rinse your glasses and gently shake them to get most of the water off. Then use your microfiber cleaning cloth to dry them off and remove any stubborn streaks that might remain. Ta-da, your glasses are as good as new again!

Don’t have glasses, but think you might need them? Your Colorado Springs optometrists have got you covered! For even more tips and tricks for taking care of your eyes, eyewear, and everything else eye-related, our Colorado Springs eye doctors have the answers you need. So, stop by today and discover what we can do for you!