Caring for your Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, and Protective Eyewear

To keep your eyeglasses in optimal condition, it’s important to take care of them. Always lay your glasses down with the lenses facing up, store your glasses in a case when you’re not using them and clean your glasses frequently, the right way.

infographic explaining how to care for eyeglasses and sunglasses

Step #1

Wash and dry your hands to make sure they’re clean and free from lotions or oils

Step #2

Rinse your glasses in warm water or with an eyeglasses specific spray cleaner to remove dust and debris.

Step #3

Apply a small amount of lotion-free dishwashing liquid to each lens

Step #4

Rub both dies of the lenses all parts of the frame, including nose pads and the ends that rest on your ears

Step #5

Rinse the lenses and frame completely

Step #6

Shake the glasses gently to get rid of excess water

Step #7

Dry lenses with a clean cotton or microfiber cloth

What not to do:

  • Don’t use common household cleaner on your lenses – these have chemicals, like ammonia, that may damage lenses and lens coatings.
  • Don’t use paper towels, napkins, tissues or toilet paper to clean your lenses – these may scratch or smear your lenses.
  • Don’t use your shirts – this may scratch your lenses.

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