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How to Clean, Store & Maintain Your Glasses

How to Clean, Store & Maintain Your Glasses
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Your glasses are more than just a tool for better vision – they’re a fashion statement and an extension of your personality. But, no matter how stylish or expensive your glasses are, they won’t look their best if they’re dirty, scratched, or poorly maintained. In this article, we’ll share some easy and effective tips on how to clean, store, and maintain your glasses, so they always look their best.

How to Clean Your Glasses

Cleaning your glasses is an essential part of maintaining their appearance and ensuring optimal vision. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind when cleaning your glasses:


  • Use a microfiber cloth: A microfiber cloth is the best tool for cleaning your glasses. It’s soft, and gentle, and won’t scratch or damage your lenses. You can find microfiber cloths at any optical shop, or you can buy them online.
  • Use gentle soap: If your glasses are especially dirty, you can use gentle soap to clean them. Use a small drop of soap, and mix it with warm water. Then, dip your microfiber cloth into the solution, wring it out, and gently wipe your glasses clean.
  • Rinse with warm water: After cleaning your glasses, rinse them thoroughly with warm water to remove any soap residue. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage your lenses.


  • Use paper towels or napkins: Paper towels or napkins may seem like a quick and easy way to clean your glasses, but they can scratch your lenses and leave behind lint and fibers.
  • Use harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals like ammonia, bleach, or vinegar can damage your glasses’ coating or lenses. Stick to gentle soap and warm water.
  • Blow on your lenses: Blowing on your lenses may seem like a harmless way to remove dust or debris, but it can actually deposit moisture and bacteria on your glasses. Use a microfiber cloth instead.

How to Store Your Glasses

Storing your glasses properly is an important part of maintaining their appearance and preventing damage. Here are some tips for storing your glasses:

Use a Case

The best way to store your glasses is in a protective case. A case will prevent your glasses from getting scratched, bent, or broken. When you’re not wearing your glasses, always store them in a case.

Choose the Right Case

There are different types of cases available, including hard cases, soft cases, and pouches. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Hard Cases: These provide the most protection for your glasses, but they can be bulky and take up more space.
  • Soft Cases: These are lightweight and more portable than hard cases, but they don’t offer as much protection.
  • Pouches: These are the most lightweight and portable option, but they don’t offer any protection from bumps or drops.

Consider your lifestyle and choose a case that suits your needs.

Clean Your Case

Your glasses case can get dirty over time, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the inside and outside of the case. If the case is very dirty, you can use gentle soap and warm water. Make sure the case is completely dry before putting your glasses back in it.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight can damage your glasses over time, so avoid leaving them in a place where they’ll be exposed to the sun for long periods of time. If you need to leave your glasses in your car, for example, store them in a case and put them in the glove compartment or under the seat.

Keep Them Away from Heat

Heat can also damage your glasses, so avoid leaving them in hot places like a car dashboard or near a radiator. If your glasses get too hot, they can warp or even melt. Store them in a cool, dry place instead.

How To Maintain Your Glasses

How to Maintain Your Glasses

Cleaning and storing your glasses properly is essential, but there are also some other things you can do to maintain their appearance and performance. Here are some tips:


If your glasses feel uncomfortable, loose, or tight, they may need to be adjusted. Here are some signs that your glasses need to be adjusted:

  • They slip down your nose
  • They leave marks on your nose or ears
  • They feel too tight or too loose

If you notice any of these signs, take your glasses to your optician, and they can adjust them for you.


If your glasses are damaged, scratched, or broken, it’s important to get them repaired as soon as possible. Here are some common repairs:

  • Replacing lenses
  • Fixing broken frames
  • Tightening loose screws

Most optical shops offer repair services, or you can contact the manufacturer for repairs.


No matter how well you take care of your glasses, they won’t last forever. Here are some signs that it’s time to replace your glasses:

  • Your prescription has changed
  • Your glasses are more than two years old
  • Your glasses are damaged beyond repair

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to get a new pair of glasses.


Taking care of your glasses is essential for maintaining their appearance and prolonging their lifespan. By following our tips on how to clean, store, and maintain your glasses, you can keep them looking their best and ensure optimal vision. Remember to clean your glasses regularly with a microfiber cloth and gentle soap, store them in a protective case, and take them to your optician for adjustments, repairs, or replacements as needed. With a little care and attention, your glasses can serve you well for years to come.

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