Posted by: juliegriffey | July 13, 2012

10 Tips for Taking Care of Your Eyeglasses

The lovely Amcon sales reps frequently give me ideas for this blog. This week they left me an article from the August 2012 Consumer Reports about Eyewear care. While Amcon is not mentioned in this article, it did make a great case for using many of the products that we sell. Here’s a quick summary.

1) Use lens cleaner when cleaning your glasses. If you wipe them when they are dry, the particles of dust can scratch the lenses.
2) Don’t use rough materials to clean your glasses such as tissues, paper towels or paper napkins as they can scratch the lenses as well.
3) Don’t use ammonia, bleach, vinegar or window cleaner on your glasses as they can harm the anti-reflective coating on the lenses.
4) Don’t throw your glasses into your purse, bag or pocket without any protection.
5) Don’t leave your glasses on your sink vanity. Soap, hairspray and other products that land on your glasses can damage the anti-reflective coating.
6) Don’t leave your glasses in a hot car (especially on your dashboard). They could act like a magnifying glass and burn something up.
7) Do clean your glasses regularly with warm water and dish soap and dry with a clean, soft cotton cloth.
8) Do use a hard shell case that actually fit your glasses for optimal protection.
9) When you lay your glasses down, face the lenses upward.
10) Don’t put your glasses on your head like a headband. Instead use a chain or cord.

Here’s another tip… just based on personal experience. Do not wear your glasses around a 1 or 2-year-old who is endlessly amused at pulling them off your face. And another, not based on personal experience but seemingly logical. Keep your glasses away from your dog.

Now here’s the irony… I write this as my smudgy, stretched out glasses are falling off my face. I really should take better care of my glasses.



  1. Guilty of using my glasses as a headband 😦

  2. This caught my attention! Absolutely need this. I usually just clean my eyeglasses using my shirt. Haha 🙂 Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips!

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