How do you get your glasses properly clean?

(32 Posts)
MariaTia Tue 22-Dec-20 21:04:28

Mine seem to get quite cloudy and I've bought those wipes but they don't seem to get properly clean, still a bit smeary. What's the trick?

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winterrainydays Tue 22-Dec-20 21:06:27

I wash them under the tap and dry with a dry towel.

YouBoughtMeAWall Tue 22-Dec-20 21:08:23

Usually on my dressing gown grin

But If they’re really bad I use a splash of white vinegar on kitchen roll.

CharlotteFlax Tue 22-Dec-20 21:08:57

As in specs? I kind of wash them in my hands under the tap with a bit of fairy liquid

TooOldforBouncyCastles Tue 22-Dec-20 21:10:09

Fairy liquid and tap water.

Minesateaorthree Tue 22-Dec-20 21:10:51

A blob of washing up liquid rubbed in with fingers, rinsed under warm water and dried with a clean soft teatowel.

DramaAlpaca Tue 22-Dec-20 21:12:55

I use glasses wipes but wave them around in the air for a bit so some of the solution evaporates and they aren't so wet before using them to clean my glasses.


cortex10 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:14:36

This plus the cloth that comes with them

MariaTia Tue 22-Dec-20 21:15:27

Oh yes specs I should've said. Thanks I'd not thought of washing them like that, will give it a go

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shitinmyhandsandclap Tue 22-Dec-20 21:15:27

Fairy liquid and hot hot water and I either leave to dry or use kitchen roll

adagio Tue 22-Dec-20 21:19:31

Fairy and hot water, drip dry ideally (hot water hence evaporates reasonably fast). Failing that wipe with a very clean t towel. I’ve had my eyes lasered but prior I wore glasses for years. I now have to wash my dd glasses (at least!) once a day - no idea what she does in school reception all day but they are truly bogging by home time grin

AgeLikeWine Tue 22-Dec-20 21:21:39

I clean mine under the tap, using a single drop of washing up liquid. Rinse, dry with a tissue, perfect.

MumOfPsuedoAdult Tue 22-Dec-20 21:23:11


Fairy liquid and hot hot water and I either leave to dry or use kitchen roll


Recommended by the optician and works a treat.

BertieBotts Tue 22-Dec-20 21:24:06

Glass cleaner like you'd use on windows or glass furniture. On a microfibre cloth.

BobbinThreadbare123 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:24:07

Under a warm tap with hand wash. Let them air dry for a bit and then buff with a cloth.

EdwardCullensBiteOnTheSide Tue 22-Dec-20 21:25:55

Definitely fairy liquid and soft kitchen roll. I don't do mine often but when I do I then feel like I've not got them on because everything looks so much clearer!

Bargebill19 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:27:12

Fairy liquid and rinse under the tap or method grapefruit spray - because I love the smell.

RockPaperScissorLizardSpock Tue 22-Dec-20 21:28:34

Is it ok to use fairy liquid if your glasses have coatings?

Ernieshere Tue 22-Dec-20 21:31:34

I use this but it's massive!

Its a Minky glass cleaning cloth.

I have read the Eco glasses cleaning cloth is really good.

BobbinThreadbare123 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:33:53

Generally it is recommended to avoid washing up liquid on coated specs. I can't find anything about using it on uncoated lenses so it's probably ok, but regular soap does the trick for both.

Athenajm80 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:35:02

I use these

You put the pad bits either side of the glass, hold them down and wipe. They're like tiny chamois (sp?) cloths. I've shared them with lots of people and they're all surprised by how dirty their glasses were and how clean the are afterwards. I tend to buy them from Hong Kong suppliers in packs of 10 mainly because my colleagues end up borrowing them and not giving them back 😊

Ernieshere Tue 22-Dec-20 21:35:48

This looks good as well.

I also do the washing up liquid thing, and I use a special spray from Poundland or somewhere, but they need doing every few hours.

They get so cloudy with fingerprints angry

Bargebill19 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:36:25

I use it on coated specs - I have transition lenses with anti reflective and anti scratch coatings. I’ve not had any problems. (Worn glasses for several decades).
I wouldn’t use anything like toothpaste as that’s abrasive and could cause expensive damage. 😳

ThreeLadsPointingAtAStar Tue 22-Dec-20 21:36:53

I can never get mine clean ... so I hand them to DH who cleans them with a lens wipe and a spray he buys at the opticians.

if I try and use the same stuff I end up with smears. We joke that if we split up I'd spend the rest of my life in a blur.

dudsville Tue 22-Dec-20 21:37:56

There's a type of lens that's nice in many ways but is notoriously hard to properly clean. If you were given this they should have explained it to you so you knew what you were buying. I chose them the last two times but can't recall the name.

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