Do Not Use Kleenex, Tissue, or Paper Towels! This is a wood product and will scratch your lenses
1.) First and foremost, if you've purchased a “wet-wipe” for eyeglass lenses elsewhere: throw it away. These wipes cause various kinds of trouble including removal of the paint from your frame and destroying the coatings on lenses. Using these wipes voids the warranty on your frame and lenses.
2.) There are several ways to clean eyeglasses.
3.) The first thing to do before cleaning your lenses is rinse them with cold water. This will prevent tiny particles from scratching the lenses.
4.) Mild dish soap (do not contain Amonia), such as Dawn, Palmolovie or Ivory may be used. Place a drop on each side of the lens under lightly running water.
5.) Using your thumb and index finger to achieve a good lather making sure you work over the corners and teh entire lens. Dawn is safe for the lenses and effective at removing oil from your skin on the lenses.
6.) Rinse the lenses well using cold water making sure there is no residual soap scum remaining on the lenses.
7.) Dry the lenses with a soft cotton cloth, i.e. T-shirt. 100% Cotton Only!!! Do not use tissues, toilet paper or paper towels as these wood products can scratch lenses.
The microfiber cloth is intended to stay dry. This cloth is for fingerprints, smudges, etc. Keep a microfiber cloth in your eyeglass case for interval cleaning. A microfiber cloth should last about 3 - 4 months. No longer than that. Do not wash it and put it in the dryer. These cloths are inexpensive and replacable after 4 months or so of use.
Eyeglass spray cleaner
Use a T-shirt or anything that’s 100% Cotton and spray cleaner to clean the lenses. Don’t use a microfiber cloth and spray cleaner together as it will smudge the lenses. Spray the cleaner on each side of the lens and clean with the T-shirt. Again do not use wood containing wipes such as tissues or paper towels as they can be very abrasive to lenses.
Good luck cleaning your lenses. It's simple if you only know how to do it. You can always come into Optimum Optical, we always clean glasses FOR FREE!