Have you been cleaning your sunglasses or glasses the wrong way? Prepare to find out How to clean sunglasses!
Have you ever wondered how to clean your sunglasses or glasses the right way? Perhaps you just use your shirt to wipe them when you can't see anything anymore. Or you use cheap lens wipes from the supermarket.
Well, that's the wrong way and argubly even the wrong time!
Prepare to find out whether you've been doing it all wrong or all right for all these years. Time to become a shades and specs cleaning expert!
So, how should you clean your sunglasses properly?
We show you in this step-by-step guide
Step 1: Clean your hands thoroughly. Remove sand and dirt before you start the actual cleaning of your sunglasses.
Step 2: Dry your hands with a soft towel. This will remove any leftover oily substances from your hands.
Step 3: Use lukewarm water to rinse off sand and dirt from your sunglasses frame and lenses.
Step 4: Use neutral hand soap that does not contain corrosive ingredients, like lemon extract. Use your finger tips (thumb and indexfinger if possible) to rub the dirt from the lenses. Do this very gently so you'll actually feel with your finger tips where dirt is.
Step 5: Clean the other parts. The temples (or legs), the nose pads, the frame and hinges
Good job! Your sunglasses or spectacles are perfectly clean and you're ready for the day!
Clean them in the morning
Make sure that you clean your sunglasses or glasses in the morning, before leaving the house. That way you are certain that they are clean when they need to be, instead of having to clean them while driving or doing other things.
How to clean your sunglasses and how NOT to clean them
Cleaning your sunglasses (and spectacles for that matter) may sound like a simple enough task that doesn't really need instructions. However, there are right and wrong ways to clean them, and if you don’t know how to clean your glasses properly you could ruin them. In this article we'll cover how to clean your sunglasses the right way.
Let's first go over some of the most common mistakes people make while cleaning their sunglasses or glasses:
Do not do this...
These are often made mistakes in cleaning your favorite shades. Don't do it, because it might ruin them beyond repair!
Do not clean sunglasses like this:
Do this instead!
We are positive folks, here at Team BEINGBAR®, so this section is more up our alley. Here are the things you should do to enjoy your sunglasses and glasses as long as possible.
Instead, clean your shades like this:
How to clean sunglasses or glasses when you're on the go?
You are often in need of clean sunglasses when you're outside or in the car. so what do you do when you are not at home. And there's no tap with lukewarm water? And no towel? Don't panic. We have the right advice for you.
Cleaning spray comes in small spray bottles. You can easily bring this with you. There are sprays with alcohol and sprays without. Both work well, because the amount of alcohol normally is too small to damage your lenses or lens coating.
There is now a new generation of cleaning sprays that don't work with chemicals but with active enzymes that clean the lenses of your sunnies or glasses. If you like natural solutions it might be worth checking out!
These tiny little towels are made specifically to clean your sunglasses or lenses of your spectacles. You often get one when you buy a new pair of shades or spectacles. But these are often cheap and meant for branding purposes. Not for their cleaning qualities. If you are traveling a lot, I advice you to invest a small amount of money to buy a good quality one. They work a lot better.
Environmentally friendly cleaning solution
And you can wash your microfiber cleaning cloth when they get dirty from cleaning your sunglasses or spectacles. That is environmentally friendly compared to the throwaway wipes (which are often individually packed as well!). If you want to have a very good quality microfiber cloth for free, you can click here. We have a promotion where you only pay for shipping the cloth to you. The cloth is on our expense! To get yours, click here.
The last category of sunglasses and spectacles cleaning is the ultrasone machine cleaning. For this cleaning technique a machine is used that emits high frequency sound waves that create cavitation bubbles that react to contaminants on the lenses. This technique requires an expensive machine and requires someone to first remove the lenses. So this is an option if you're close to an optiocian.
We recommend the other techniques that are in this article through.
So these were the tips about how to clean your sunglasses. And as a bonus I included the tips how NOT to clean them. I hope this is helpful, as well as the video we made to explain the different cleaning techniques to you.
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