For anyone who has vision problems or works long hours at the computer, glasses are an indispensable helper. It can not only protect the eyes and improve vision if necessary, but also act as a fashion accessory that is a stylish addition to the outfit. And since good glasses are often not a small investment, it’s good to know how to care for them properly. Read on to learn how to properly clean your glasses – without scratches or streaks!
This way you can clean your glasses without scratching them
Find out how to keep your glasses free from smudges and scratches
Why should glasses be cleaned regularly?
Dirty glasses don’t look good aesthetically. But it can also have a negative impact on your health. According to studies, bacteria can grow on the nose pads and ear loops of glasses, which can lead to staph infections and other skin problems. Correct and regular cleaning and disinfection of the lenses and frames is therefore particularly important. This way, not only will you see more clearly, but you’ll also be less susceptible to infection-causing bacteria!
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How often should you clean your glasses?
Like any everyday item, glasses can harbor more germs than you might think. Sweat, fingerprints, tears, traces of makeup – these are just some of the substances we don’t want to touch with glasses. Ophthalmologists recommend cleaning the useful accessory before each use. This means that you should clean your glasses every morning if you wear them every day. Before cleaning your glasses, make sure your hands are free of dirt or oils that could stain your lenses. Also, if you notice fingerprints or dirt on it throughout the day, you should wipe them off.
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Good hygiene helps keep your eyes healthy
How do I clean my glasses correctly?
Follow these three simple steps to remove stains, streaks or marks on your lenses and disinfect frames made of different materials:
- Rinse the glasses with cold water to remove any residue or dirt from the surface. If you have polycarbonate or coated lenses, use eyeglass spray. If your glasses are greasy, try using a mild dishwashing detergent. Be sure to avoid dishwashing liquids that contain lotions or similar moisturizing ingredients, as these can make your glasses even dirtier.
- Dry the lenses thoroughly with a soft microfiber cloth or a cloth specifically made for eyeglass lenses. This is extremely important if you don’t want to scratch your favorite accessory!
- To kill germs on the ears and nose areas, you can disinfect them with a special glasses spray. If you often find yourself dealing with dirty lenses when you’re out and about, keep a pack of lens wipes in your car or bag. These wipes don’t clean and disinfect as well as the three-step method, but are a good option if you’re in a pinch.
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Clean glasses properly: Which home remedies are suitable for this?
With 3 simple home remedies you can make a DIY glasses cleaner that removes sweat and dirt in no time. This cleaner leaves clean glasses that are safe and germ-free. Here are the ingredients:
- Rubbing alcohol
- mild dishwashing liquid
- spray bottle
Combine 3 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part water in a small glass. Add 1-2 drops of mild dishwashing detergent and mix the ingredients well. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle (it’s best to use a funnel). To use, simply spray the cleaner onto the lenses and gently wipe with a soft microfiber cloth.
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This DIY glasses cleaner leaves glasses dirt-free and safe
How do you get streaks out of your glasses?
If you have cleaned your glasses incorrectly or there is dirt left on them, you may notice streaks. As long as there are no scratches, you can clean the lenses using any of the above methods without worrying about it. However, keep in mind that scratches on your glasses are difficult to save. It’s best to go to the nearest optician and have your frames re-glazed.
If there are scratches on your lenses, you should have them re-glazed