According to studies, a typical individual touches their face more than 20 times every hour*, and half of the time, they are unaware of it. It is safe to assume that it is a challenging task for everyone. Furthermore, glasses and contact lens users confront the additional challenge of physically having to put on something on their faces or in their eyes and needing to wear them on a frequent basis.
Your eyeglasses have the ability to transmit diseases to your eyes, nose, and mouth, for instance, COVID-19. Viruses and germs may readily be transmitted from our environment to our hands and then to our glasses.
“Health experts believe that eyeglasses may act as a barrier against airborne COVID-19 droplets, keeping them away from entering the eye.”
According to research, coronavirus may survive on glass surfaces for up to 9 days. We are often unaware that we touch our faces, eyes, and nose as often as we do, which is why the act of regularly washing our hands is so crucial.
It is not difficult to clean your glasses. Simply follow the simple actions outlined below to safeguard your lenses and your wellbeing.
How can we disinfect our glasses?
Cloth made of microfiber – The most efficient and safest way to clean your eyeglasses without staining or harming them.
Solution for cleaning – It’s ideal to use an eyeglass cleaning spray that specifies it’s safe for polycarbonate lenses and lens coatings, but you may also use lotion-free dish soap.
Do Not Use:
Rubbing alcohol. Although it is a wonderful disinfectant, it may be too strong for your eyeglasses, particularly if you have anti-glare or anti-UV lenses.
Ammonia, bleach, or anything with a high concentration of acid, such as lemon juice or vinegar, may also harm your lenses and frames.
Paper towels should be used to only dry your lenses since the fibres can seamlessly scratch them.
- To avoid spreading germs from your hands to your eyeglasses, it is important for you to properly wash your hands.
- Run warm water over your glasses to remove any dust or debris that might harm the lenses. You could also use distilled water instead of tap water.
- Wipe down your glasses with the microfiber cloth.
- Spray cleaning solution on both sides of your eyeglasses. If you opted for dish soap, apply a single drop to both sides of the lenses and carefully lather it in.
- Don’t forget to clean the frame, especially the part at the behind-the-ear earpiece. If soap is used, rinse thoroughly.
- Shake off any extra water droplets from your glasses. To prevent streaks and watermarks, dry them with a gas duster.
If you wash your eyeglasses, you won’t have to worry that the small screws in the frame would get rusting. This problem shouldn’t arise if you let the frame air dry, and even it happens, the screws are easy to replace, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.