Eyeglass Cleaning 101

Eyeglass Cleaning 101

Eyeglass Cleaning 101

In today’s day and age, eyeglasses are mainstream. More and more people are turning to eyeglasses, both for function and fashion. Those who suffer from poor vision rely on glasses to get through the day and even the people who just wear glasses as an accessory value their eyewear. That means it’s more important than ever to care for your eyeglasses. In

this post, our experts at Eyeglass Supply Store offer some basic tips for maintaining your eyeglasses to keep them looking great and working as needed.

Let’s start with some Do’s and Don’ts…

DO: Clean your eyeglasses throughout the day. When your glasses are exposed to dust and other debris in the air, it’s important to take the time to stop and clean them. But you may ask, what is the proper way to clean your glasses? There are different opinions about this but there are definitely bad habits people get into that they should avoid if they want their glasses to last.

Which brings us to a DON’T: Don’t wipe your glasses on your shirt or other pieces of clothing.  It might seem like a quick fix for the problem, but, by rubbing your clothing on your lenses you can actually end up scratching them. This creates even more problems than the little smudges you originally experienced. Another bad habit we often see is cleaning your eyeglasses with everyday household cleaners, like Windex. That’s a major DON’T, because most household cleaners contain ammonia, which can tear off the coating on your lenses and damage your eyes.

Now that we’ve gone over a couple of things to avoid when cleaning your eyeglasses, we’re going to offer our advice.

Eyeglass Supply Store Recommendations

Ideally, you want to be prepared with the appropriate supplies for cleaning your glasses. Therefore, DO purchase a high-quality eyeglass cleaner and cloth. The cleaner should be 100% safe on all lenses, non-streak, and anti-static. The cloths should be microfiber cloths that are 100% safe on all lens types.

We recommend our Purity Lens Cleaner and Purity cloths. The Purity Lens Cleaner is available on eyeglasssupplystore.com in all different sizes, ranging from 1 oz. containers to 1-gallon refill bottles. Our Purity Cloths are available in a variety of colors, both in bulk packaging or individual pouches for added convenience.

Once you have the right products, it’s time to go through the proper steps for cleaning your glasses.

Your Eyeglass Cleaning Regimen

  1. Wash and dry your hands to ensure that there’s no dirt or grime that could be transferred to your lenses.
  2. Rinse your lenses under warm water to remove any debris.
  3. Spray a small, but adequate amount of your cleaner on the lenses.
  4. Use your microfiber cloth to wipe off the excess cleaner without scratching the lenses.


As stated earlier, it’s important that you clean your glasses regularly. So, come up with a routine that you follow each morning and at certain points throughout the day as needed. Stick to your schedule and when in doubt, an extra cleaning can only help!

Why Eyeglass Supply Store?

At Eyeglass Supply Store, we’ve worked for over 20 years to become one of the most trusted provider of high-quality optical accessories and supplies. Our loyal customers can expect only the best quality lens processing supplies available, directly from the manufacturer. Explore our selection of cleaners and cloths to stock up on the supplies you need to keep your eyeglasses clean.