Cleaning and Care of Your Glasses - Covid-19

It’s always a good idea to keep your Sightline Readers clean. However, this isn’t as simple as wiping your glasses on your shirt or using Windex and a paper towel. 

 

Steps you should take to remove the dirt, smudges, and fingerprints that accumulate over time: 

 

Step One: Use a microfiber cloth like the pouch your glasses came with.   We have replacements available here.  

 

The first thing you’ll need is a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth. DO NOT use paper towels, napkins or tissues.  Over time they will leave scratches. Microfiber attracts and removes unwanted oils and dust, while your conventional towels or cloths can simply spread them around.  If you don’t have a microfiber cloth, use a soft lint-free rag. 

Step Two: Cleaning Solution

If your glasses require more cleaning power than your dry microfiber cloth can offer, lightly mist water onto the cloth.  For an added bit of deep clean, you can also mix a one-to-one ratio of distilled water and 70% isopropyl alcohol in a small spray bottle as your cleaning solution.   We have also tested pure 70% isopropyl alcohol and it will work just fine and not damage your glasses.   

You can wash your glasses with dish soap and a sponge just like your kitchen utensils.  Just don’t dry them with a paper towel. 

Common sense tells us that during the virus outbreak it is best to not “fog” your glasses with your breath and wipe them.  It could move infections to your glasses and the cleaning cloth. 

Do not use pre-made disinfecting wipes as they are made with paper pulp and will scratch the lenses. Do not use products that contain bleach, chlorine, phosphates, ammonia (Windex), or any other abrasive that could scratch the lenses. Stay away from kitchen cleaners, makeup remover (and BTW hairspray).  These will damage the lenses and the AR coating. 

Hope this helps. 

Stay safe,

 Bruce

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