Cleaning glasses… how many of you actually do it and how many of you actually do it correctly? I personally have no idea what is the correct way to clean a pair of glasses. Often you see people breathe on their glasses to fog them up then simply grab whatever is the nearest cloth (normally an item of clothing they are wearing) to clean them up. I think even I was guilty of this at some point but it is just easier than carrying cleaning solution and a cloth, they just clutter our ladies handbags… right?
Now apparently if you have just got a cloth it is actually not a good idea to wipe your lenses with it because the oils that are produced by our faces could be smeared all over them. Not only meaning you didn’t clean them but just made them even worse. That has happened to me plenty of times, I do naturally have a rather oily face and sometimes it does annoy the hell out of me in the summer when I am trying to wear my glasses but they keep sliding down ever so slowly.
There are many suggestions as to what is the best way to clean your glasses and it seems washing them with tiny amount of soap then wiping with a soft clean cotton cloth is the best thing to do because the soap will wash off any facial oil and the cotton cloth is less likely to scratch the lenses. I personally have never tried that because I am unsure what the soapy water will do to the metal/plastic part of the glasses and I have always been a believer of using lenses cleaning solution which you can buy in pretty much all opticians and pharmacies.
I have never been told off by my optician so surely my glasses cleaning routine must be ok!? Apparently there are different clothes for different lenses and you should never use hot water on lenses because it may ruin the coating! So many things to think about just to clean a pair of glasses- what a drama! My advice would be do what you think is right and what has worked for you so far because if you are doing it wrong then I am sure your optician would of had a little chat with you like a naughty little school kid.