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How do you clean your (eye) glasses?

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LaSelkie · 03/06/2023 08:21

Mine have a bit of a hairspray film. I was about to use washing up liquid but I'm not sure if they might damage the blue light coating on them. What's the consensus? Thanks!

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Catsmere · 03/06/2023 08:24

I don’t have blue light coating on mine, just anti glare (not very effective imo). I use a little dishwashing liquid on them and in between just the microfibre cloth they came with.

Greenbrush · 03/06/2023 08:27

I have a spray from the optician and a cleaning cloth that I use. I also have indiduallh wrapped cleaning wipes in my bag if needed during the day.

Ambi · 03/06/2023 08:27

I use glass cleaning wipes.

Timeforchangeithink · 03/06/2023 08:28

I use glass cleaning wipes but washing up liquid is fine too,

LaSelkie · 03/06/2023 08:30

I find the wipes ok for everyday but I mean when they get really grubby and need more of a deep clean iyswim

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StopFeckingFaffing · 03/06/2023 08:31

Spray and cloth

I buy a big bottle of Eco spray from Amazon for about a tenner and it lasts about a year

IHateLegDay · 03/06/2023 08:32

I use washing up liquid and then dry on clean kitchen roll.

RosesAndHellebores · 03/06/2023 08:43

I bung them in the bath and let them soak with me. Between times, usually with the hem of my dress. DH has special spectacle cleaning wipes. I never remember to put some in my handbag but they clean up my phone screen beautifully.

cocksstrideintheevening · 03/06/2023 08:48

Fairy liquid never had a problem

LizzieSiddal · 03/06/2023 08:51

I don’t like the cleaning wipes, they seem a waste of money and bad for the environment. I just put the tiniest bit of fairy liquid on them and wash with warm water.

LizzieSiddal · 03/06/2023 08:52

Should say my optician told me to wash them like that.

CharlottenBurger · 03/06/2023 08:52

I mostly use glasses wipes from either Lidl or a pound shop (can't recall which one) near me. About £1.50 for a packet of 52. The first time I used them I was pleased to find out I wasn't getting cataracts after all.

CharlottenBurger · 03/06/2023 08:53

Have been known to goz on them and use a paper hanky.

Imabitbusyatthemoment · 03/06/2023 08:55

Washing up liquid, as recommended by optician. No damage to blue coating.

Wyndam · 03/06/2023 08:55

Iso alcohol spray

coffeecupsandwaxmelts · 03/06/2023 08:55

Eco glass cleaning spray and a microfibre cloth.

hettiethehare · 03/06/2023 08:56

Washing up liquid or liquid soap and hot water and then dry them with a soft cloth. No issues.

Bimblesalong · 03/06/2023 09:00

I use wipes and rinse under warm water first to remove dust. My optician told me that washing up liquid would damage the coating but I’d much rather do it that way if it won’t.

LaSelkie · 03/06/2023 09:09

Thanks all, great to hear the optician recommended washing up liquid @Imabitbusyatthemoment

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CharlottenBurger · 03/06/2023 09:17

I've had so much 'use this', 'don't use that' conflicting advice that I just wipe the bloody things with whatever is to hand or use Lidl wipes. Even spit on finger, rub the lenses, and wipe with my T-shirt if I'm slobbing at home. My glasses have to fit in with my lifestyle and that is not an optics lab. When they are clean I can see just as well as the day I bought them. For all I know the 'coatings' I was talked into paying for vanished ages ago. Life is too short. I had 2 for 1 offer - the main ones are gunmetal colour John Lennon types and the freebies are clear plastic framed Greg Wallace looking ones. I switch as the mood takes me.

Ifailed · 03/06/2023 09:36

I run them under a hot tap to remove any grease etc, and then wipe dry with a tissue

Surely2023IsTheYearForMyRainbowBaby · 03/06/2023 09:58

When they need a proper clean I just dunk them in a bowl of hot water and then buff then clean with a microfibre cloth

JamMakingWannaBe · 03/06/2023 10:12

Liquid hand soap mainly. It's probably "kinder" than washing up liquid.

DiscoBeat · 03/06/2023 10:28

I use warm soapy washing up liquid and my hands, then a fresh lint free tea towel to dry.

DiscoBeat · 03/06/2023 10:30

I don’t like the cleaning wipes, they seem a waste of money and bad for the environment. I just put the tiniest bit of fairy liquid on them and wash with warm water.
Same here. I don't understand the obsession with wipes. Wish they would get banned!

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