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Do's and Don'ts in Cleaning Your Sunglasses

Posted on 21 November 2016

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The Do's in Cleaning Sunglasses

  1. Wash your sunglasses with warm water.
  2. Use dish soap such as Dawn (do not use dish soap with lotion) and rub gently on the lens, metal hinges, screws, and nose pads.
  3. Wash your sunglasses again to rinse off the dish soap.
  4. Wipe your sunglasses with a microfiber cloth or lint free cloth.
  5. Lens cleaner spray is a good replacement for warm water and dish soap. Make sure the lens cleaner spray is safe for anti-reflective and coated lenses.

The Don'ts in Cleaning Sunglasses

  1. Do not clean your sunglasses using your warm breath, because you will spread oil and debris on the sunglasses. This will scratch the lens and frames easily.
  2. Do not dry your sunglasses with paper towels or your shirt. There is a higher chance of scratching your sunglasses. 
  3. Do not use a terry cloth to wipe your sunglasses. This will add fuzzy towel remnants on your lens and it is difficult to get rid of.
  4. Do not wash your sunglasses in the ocean. The salt water has little sand that could scratch the lens. In addition, the salt water could cause the metal hinges to rust.

Cleaning sunglasses is similar to washing a car. You want to make sure that you are doing your best to avoid scratching the lens and frames. Also, make sure you clean the whole sunglasses and not just the lens. Your body oil could cause the sunglasses to loosen the screws naturally. Cleaning your sunglasses religiously will extend it's longevity.

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