Caring for your eyewear
Caring for your glasses isn’t hard, just remember these simple rules:
- Avoid heat from inside cars: Don’t leave your glasses on your dashboard or in your glovebox. The heat build-up in a car can warp plastic frames or shorten the life on your coatings.
- Avoid hot water: If you like to clean your glasses by running them under the tap, that’s fine, but make sure the water is tepid (or better yet, cold).
- Don’t use harsh cleaners: Use only a proper lens cleaner or mild hand soap when cleaning your lenses.
- Cleaning with a microfibre cloth?: Blow across your lenses to remove any dust or grit before wiping with the cloth. This ensures you don’t rub any of the grit across your lenses while wiping.
- Cleaning with cloth carrying bags?: Did your glasses come with a cloth bag? Only use the inner side of the bag when cleaning your lenses (because the outside will be dirty with accumulated dirt and grit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Won’t running your glasses under water make the metal parts rust?
- Nope. Washing your glasses under the tap is fine.
Q: My cleaning cloth doesn’t clean very well anymore! What gives?
- Wash your microfibre cloth with some soap and water and let it hang dry (no drying with fabric softners!) This will wash out the collected oils. It may also be time to thoroughly clean your glasses under water with some mild hand soap to get facial oils out of the hard to reach places.
Q: Where can I get a microfibre cloth?
- From us, free.