Computer glasses are not that far different than regular glasses when it comes to proper cleaning maintenance. Of course, you need to bear in mind the type of lens it is made out of, such as glass or polycarbonate lens to determine what cleaners to use. Most computer glasses are designed with a special lens coating that reduces smudges and repels water and dust. However, it is still a good idea to clean them when necessary. That’s why we’ve included 3 best ways to properly clean your computer glasses.
Improper Ways to Clean Computer Glasses
Common reasons why computer glasses get smudged or smeared in the first place is if you:
- accidentally touch the lens with oily fingers
- use dirty clothes to wipe the lens
- use harsh cleaners that scratch the protective coating
- not store computer glasses in its case or pouch
Proper Cleaning Techniques
It is important to keep computer glasses clean and smudge-free as often as possible to see more clearly, maintain eye comfort when working in front of a computer, tablet or smartphone and extend the lifespan of the computer glasses.
1. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
For an everyday cleaning technique, use the microfiber cloth that comes included with the computer glasses, which are specifically designed to clean the lenses. Before touching the computer glasses, make sure that you wash and dry your hands to prevent transferring oil and dirt. Inspect the lenses to make sure they are without any large particles that could damage the lenses before cleaning. Hold the computer glasses by the frame and use your other hand to wipe down the lenses with the microfiber cloth. Apply a little force and work in a circular motion until smudge-free.
For a deep clean, it depends on how often you find it necessary to properly clean your computer glasses. Whether that’s every day, every 2 weeks or once a month, it is up-to-you and the current condition that they are in. There are also different techniques to properly deep clean your computer glasses and it depends on what is most practical to you. There are eyeglass cleaning machines, eyeglass cleaning solutions and mild dish soaps.
2. Eyeglass Cleaning Solution
Eyeglass cleaning solution typically comes in the form of a liquid or a spray. Either one works great so it’s up to you which one you prefer. First, begin by rinsing the computer glasses with water. Use the microfiber cloth to dry them as this helps to get rid of any existing dirt or dust. Spray the eyeglass cleaning solution to the front and back of the lenses. Avoid touching the lenses by holding them by the frame and use the microfiber cloth to wipe them down. Apply a little force and work in a circular motion until smudge-free.
3. Mild Dish Soap
To wash your computer glasses with mild dish soap, begin by rinsing your glasses under lukewarm water. Apply a dab of soap on each lens and work lightly in a circular motion. Make sure to clean the rest of the frame as well to get rid of any dirt or oils. Then wipe them down with a microfiber cloth or soft cotton cloth until dry. To avoid smudging the lenses, hold the computer glasses by the bridge or temple. If you don’t plan to wear the computer glasses right away, safely store them in its case.
Keep Computer Glasses Looking and Feeling Clean
No matter what technique you use to clean your computer glasses, it’s important to properly take care of them to see clearly, maintain good eye comfort and expand the lifespan of them. Enjoy clean computer glasses every day!