The Best Way to Clean and Sanitize Your Glasses!

We all know that we should wash our hands, clean our houses, and run our dishes through the dishwasher on a regular basis, but have you ever stopped to think about how often you should clean your eye glasses? Sure, when your lenses get smudged and dirty, you probably wipe them clean, but many people are probably not cleaning and sanitizing their glasses properly and frequently enough.

Glasses, be they multifocal, dualfocal, or blue light glasses, rest on parts of your face that are vulnerable to germs. In order to protect yourself from harmful bacteria that can enter your eyes and nose, regularly cleaning your glasses is very important. Not only will cleaning your glasses protect your health, but it will also allow them to last much longer which will give you a better return on your investment.

The good news is: cleaning your glasses is super easy, doesn’t take a lot of time, and you probably already have everything you need at home. Ready to learn how to best clean and disinfect your glasses? Great! Let’s get into it.


The secret to disinfecting your glasses: keep it simple!

Depending on who you’re talking to, you’ll probably hear many takes on the best way to clean glasses—and each person is certain their method is the best. Just because there are many different opinions, however, doesn’t mean they’re all equally effective.

So, which way is the best? Well, as it turns out, there is a simple method that has been proven to be the best way to clean glasses of all types.

You don’t need any fancy solutions to clean and disinfect your glasses. Simple soap and water will do the trick! You’ll want to use a lotion-free soap—dishwashing soap is a good option.


How to clean your glasses

To get started, rinse off any residue or dust from your glasses with lukewarm water. Then, put a drop of soap on each lens and gently rub the soap around in a circular motion. Spend some time rubbing the arms and frame too, as bacteria easily accumulates on those parts.

Once you’ve rubbed the soap around, wash the glasses off with lukewarm water and then gently dry with a microfiber cloth, like the one that comes with every pair of your LivelyLume glasses.


Couldn’t be any easier, right?

Aim to wash your glasses once per day. This will help stave off harmful bacteria, keep your lenses in their optimal state, and reduce the strain of trying to see through smudges and debris.

What NOT to do when cleaning your glasses

Now that you know how to clean your glasses properly, let’s quickly go over things you should avoid doing:

1. Avoid cleaning your glasses with your shirt, paper towels, or regular cloths. These materials can cause tiny scratches.
2. Avoid cleaning your glasses with household cleaning sprays. These cleaners can damage the lens coating.
3. Avoid using your saliva or breath to clean your lenses. This is not hygienic.


For many, glasses are a necessity, while for others they’re more about making a fashion statement. Whether you’ve invested in glasses to protect your eyes from blue light or to improve your vision, properly cleaning your glasses will protect your health, your eyes, and your specs.
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