How to Properly Clean your Glasses at Home

June 17th, 2024 | 3 Min Read


Cleaning your glasses at home regularly is important to prevent smudges, scratches or other damage to your eyewear and lenses. Although there are eyeglass cleaning kits available for purchase online, you can keep your frames in tip-top shape at home for free. 

Here is a step-by-step guide to cleaning your glasses for free, only using house-hold products:


  1. Wash your hands thoroughly. Not only is it good hygiene to wash your hands, but any oils or dirt can transfer to your glasses and lenses. Use a lint free or microfiber cloth to dry your hands.
  2. Gently rinse your glasses under room temperature water. Make sure the water isn’t hot as this can damage your glasses. This is to remove any dust or dirt particles.  
  3. Apply small droplets of lotion-free soap to the frame and each of the lenses. You can use your finger to wipe around the entirety of the glasses. 
  4. Rinse lens and frame completely once again. Remember to make sure the water is still room temperature. 
  5. Use a clean microfiber or lint-free cloth to gently dry your glasses off. Avoid harshly pressing on the glasses when drying. 
  6. Inspect your glasses when dry and with your cleaned hands manually remove any particles left on the lenses.


Following these steps will not only keep your glasses clean but also extend the lifetime use of the frames. Your eyes and wallet will thank you for the regularly cleaning.

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