How to Clean Your Glasses

You did it, you found the perfect pair of glasses and you're finally able to see clearly! 

Now that the hard part is done, you want to make sure to care for your glasses properly. Here are a few do's and don'ts when it comes to caring for your new pair of high-quality eyewear. 

Cleaning your eyewear

First rule of cleaning your glasses, do not use your shirt, napkin, table cloth, paper towel, etc. These fabrics are very abrasive and constant use will create small micro-scratches on the surface of the lens. These micro-scratches create glare and distortions in your vision. It's equally important that you stay away from any cleaning products that contain ammonia, vinegar, bleach, or window cleaner. Instead, invest in a good quality eyeglass lens cleaner and microfiber cleaning cloth. We recommend using CLEAR eyeglass lens cleaner. 

CLEAR is also suitable to use on the eyewear frame itself. You can also use water with a mild soap to help remove the oils that commonly build up on the frame.


The beauty of investing in high-quality eyewear is that, with proper care, they should last many years. At The Optical. Co, we recommend protecting your investment with proper maintenance every 4-6 months by a professional Optician. Your Optician can adjust the fit of the frame, tighten or replace screws, and nose-pieces as well as properly clean your eyewear. These simple steps can help maintain and extend the life of your high-quality glasses and sunglasses.

In the case

When they're not on your face, keep them in the case. Keeping your eyewear in the proper case protects them from common accidents such as stepping on them, dropping them, or keeps the family dog from getting to them. 


Your glasses are meant to be used. In fact, they are the one thing that we use more than our phones. Investing in high-quality lenses and frames and following these simple steps will help ensure that you see your best with your new eyewear for a long time.