Sunglass lenses become dirty with daily wear, regardless of the type of finish on the lens. This is especially true when it comes to sunglasses. You’re always taking them off and putting them back on, so they’re bound to get smudged.
A common tactic for cleaning sunglasses is to moisten the lens with your breath and then wipe them with a shirt or napkin. Avoid this gross practice. Rather than helping, it can smear dirt spots and scratch your lenses. Here’s what you really need to know:
Avoid drying with paper products because their wood content can scratch the lenses. Use a liquid soap that doesn’t have added lotions because they coat the lenses with a milky film. Clear dishwashing soap (such as Dawn) works best. Soap removes body oil not only from the lenses, but from the nose pads, hinges, and screws. Don’t forget these areas when cleaning, because body oil can loosen them and cause future breakage. Now go flash those shiny shades at the world!
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