Many people wear eyeglasses on a regular basis. Around half the population requires eyeglasses to correct their vision, and it can be very irritating to have smudges, dirt or dust stuck on your glasses causing eye strain and other problems. Dirty eyeglasses are a problem for more than vision strain but can harbour bacteria near your eyes and nose, which are both key entrances for sickness to enter the body. Here at the office of Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we would like to help ensure that your eyeglasses are clean for your health and your convenience.
Cleaning your eyeglasses doesn’t need to be a terribly time-consuming process, especially when it’s done on a regular basis. The most important thing about cleaning your eyeglasses is to use the right materials, and we don’t mean the end of your sleeve! Cleaning your eyeglasses should be done with a lint-free cloth or microfiber, since these are not going to make small scratches in the glass of your eyeglasses. Furthermore, using materials that are approved for glasses are best, but for a deeper cleaning, a small drop of dish soap can be used. When you are cleaning your glasses as well as your lenses, be sure to concentrate on the areas that touch your face, such as the nose pieces and frames.
If you ever have questions about how to safely clean your eyeglasses, please don’t hesitate to ask us here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry for guidance.