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How to clean your glasses

Smudges, spots, and dirt on your lenses can be extremely annoying. While scratch-resistant coatings make eyeglass lenses more resilient, you can still damage them with improper cleaning techniques.

Take a look at our recommended DO's and DON'Ts when it comes to cleaning your glasses.

6 Do's & Don'ts of Cleaning Lenses

DO wipe away oil on the temples, bridge, and nose pads to keep it from smearing onto your lenses.

DO use lens cleaner or warm soapy water to remove smudges. Dry with a clean microfiber cloth to avoid scratching your lenses.

DO clean your lenses daily for consistently clear vision. This also helps to remove bacteria which can be transferred from your hands to your glasses during the day.

DON'T use your breath or spit to wipe away dirt - it's not hygienic or as effective as the techniques above.

DON'T wipe lenses on your shirt, tissue, or paper towels, all of which can be abrasive and cause scratches.

DON'T use strong chemical cleaners, especially those containing ammonia, which can damage lenses and advanced coatings.

Don't have the proper materials to clean your glasses? You can pick up lens-cleaning kits at your local chemist or VSP network optometrist.