How do you clean your optical glasses?

optical glasses
@youless (92324)
Guangzhou, China
August 21, 2017 9:05am CST
In the past I just cleaned it with the cloth. Of course the result is not very good. Now I learned a practical and easy method. That's I can use a little liquid detergent and water and it can clean the optical glasses well and clear. It works very well.
19 people like this
21 responses
• United States
21 Aug
I just use a cloth made for cleaning glasses no cleaning solution. I am constantly cleaning it. When it gets very bad, I use white vinegar.
3 people like this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
I think white vinegar will work although I didn't know this method before. But it is easy for me to get the liquid detergent
3 people like this
• United States
21 Aug
@youless Yes my glasses are not prescription..they are just readers and they are so cheap, that I can replace them. 3 pairs for $7 at Walmart lol
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (163917)
• Switzerland
22 Aug
@TiarasOceanView Wash the lenses with dish soap and water and rinse them very well, it's the best system. I do this from years, you do not risk to scratch the lenses.
3 people like this
@LadyDuck (163917)
• Switzerland
22 Aug
This is what I have always done, a bit of detergent and water and I wash the lenses.
2 people like this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
I really learned this method so late...
2 people like this
@LadyDuck (163917)
• Switzerland
23 Aug
@youless When the optician made my first pair of glasses, I think it was around 20 years ago, he suggested to wash them with a bit of detergent and water because it was a lot better than to use a product and less expensive.
1 person likes this
@Sweetyt05 (488)
• Ranchi, India
22 Aug
I just use clothes and sometimes use Colin for it ....
2 people like this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
You shall try my method
1 person likes this
• Ranchi, India
22 Aug
@youless okk I will try
1 person likes this
@resukill22 (4862)
22 Aug
Used a soft clothes or towel
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
According to my experience, it doesn't work well for me.
2 people like this
22 Aug
@youless really
1 person likes this
@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
22 Aug
I use the cleaning solution and cloth from the optometrists when I purchased my prescription glasses.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
Cleaning solution sounds like something very professional and especially expensive
1 person likes this
@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
22 Aug
@youless Mine came in free with the glasses...
1 person likes this
@allknowing (66720)
• India
22 Aug
I have that stuff and also the cloth that is meant for cleaning glasses but I tend to just use my t shirt occasionally (lol)
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
In fact I also use my T-shirt but it doesn't work very well.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (66720)
• India
22 Aug
@youless Something is better than nothing? (lol)
2 people like this
@marguicha (97435)
• Chile
21 Aug
I wash them when they are too dirty. Soap and water.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
I think the soap can work, too.
2 people like this
@marguicha (97435)
• Chile
22 Aug
@youless And if you use a face soap it will smell nice.
2 people like this
@weevee18 (529)
21 Aug
How little? I just clean my glasses with cloth.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
A drop of liquid detergen will be good enough.
1 person likes this
@weevee18 (529)
21 Aug
@youless great thanks! I'll try that
1 person likes this
@ilocosboy (34404)
• Philippines
21 Aug
The optometrist that gave me my sunglasses said only wash it water, she didn't mention about detergent soap, oh wow, she's really a businesswoman, thanks for this tip.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
The water is OK but it works better with liquid detergent.
2 people like this
@ilocosboy (34404)
• Philippines
22 Aug
@youless thanks for the info
1 person likes this
@Marty1 (34795)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21 Aug
I will have to try this , my glasses are always dirty!
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
I am glad that my optical glasses are so clear after cleaning with a drop of liquid detergent and some water
1 person likes this
@Marty1 (34795)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21 Aug
@youless That would be great to have clean glasses finally!
1 person likes this
@JESSY3236 (6753)
• United States
22 Aug
I use water and my cleaning cloth to clean them. I didn't think about using liquid detergent.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Aug
My method really works well and you can try it. In the past I also used your method but it was not good enough.
1 person likes this
@DianneN (79947)
• United States
22 Aug
That's how I do it. Sunglasses, too. Be careful to only use mild soap.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
You are right.
1 person likes this
• Pamplona, Spain
21 Aug
Depends on what stain they get on them. But good quality paper handkerchief does a good job too for very minor stains.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
Since in the past I often used my clothes to clean my optical glasses, so I suddenly found it worked so well to clean them with liquid detergent.
1 person likes this
• Malta
21 Aug
Thanks for the tip! I always use a dry piece of toilet paper to clean off fingerprints and such. Works better than cloth imo.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
The toilet paper doesn't work very well in my opinion.
1 person likes this
@prashu228 (25797)
• India
21 Aug
I never used any detergent to clean glasses. I just clean with cloth
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
Cleaning with cloth doesn't work very well since this was my habit in the past.
2 people like this
@Corbin5 (109661)
• United States
21 Aug
I just need the lowest power of reading glasses from the dollar store. Thank you for suggesting how to clean those!
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Aug
You are welcome.
2 people like this
@amadeo (67807)
• United States
21 Aug
yes this I know.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
Alright.
1 person likes this
@NoorNoor (1189)
• India
21 Aug
Good.I dont have glasses!!
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
That's great that you have perfect eyesight.
1 person likes this
@Happy2BeMe (75119)
• Canada
21 Aug
That is how I do it and it works great.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
Great!
2 people like this
@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Aug
I guess I need to try this too. My glasses always look awful. The trouble is that there's a non-reflective coating on them which is probably wearing off so I'm not sure they'll ever look good.
1 person likes this
@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug
My optical glasses also looked awful before
1 person likes this