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August 26, 2020
Anyone who wears eyeglasses can attest to how easily they can get dirty. Besides fingerprints, glasses are also prone to picking up dirt, grease, and other gunk. They can also be a breeding ground for germs.
Aside from looking unappealing, smudged and splattered eyeglasses can also lead to headaches and eye strain. Plus, the bacteria growing in the grim is close to a susceptible area: your eyes. Dirty glasses can be a health issue, and they can also lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
Now that you know just how dirty your glasses can be, you are probably eager to disinfect them. You may be asking yourself “Is isopropyl alcohol safe for glasses?” or “Can I use Lysol wipes on my glasses?” Before you start trying to clean your frames on your own, let us help you learn how to properly disinfect your glasses.
It is not a good idea to use disinfecting wipes on your eyeglasses for a couple of reasons. Cleansers, sanitizers, and household cleaners often contain chemicals that are bad for your lenses. These chemicals can also be too harsh for your skin and could be dangerous if they got in your eyes.
To start, you will need a microfiber cloth for cleaning the lenses. You do not want to use a paper product that can leave scratches. When disinfecting, you can clean your glasses with alcohol, but you want to stick to just the frames. Alcohol can damage the lenses and lens coatings. It should also be noted that some decorations or frame materials are not meant to be cleaned with alcohol either.
It is best to stick with a specified lens cleaner or a mild, lotion-free dish soap. Your lenses should probably be cleaned once per day, and your frames could use a good washing at least once per week.
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