The Wall Street Journal enlists an optometrist to explain how to best clean glasses, but the art director seems to know that the answer is to find a tiny man.
at least i knew i was doing it wrong the whole time... that's something.
what i do want to know is how to restore the finish on the arms (ear-pieces?) of my glasses, the acrylic is all foggy. i know i'm the only one who sees them, but it drives me nuts.
@karenb There's an image floating around tumblr that says to use toothpaste to de-fog your car's headlights, might be worth a shot?
@Valley Girl that's a good thought! i will give it a try. thanks!
@karenb There is a protective layer on the plastic usually & that's interacting with your body's natural oils & the lotions you may put on your face. If you wanted to give them a matte look you could use a super fine piece of sandpaper to grind it down.
You know, it's the cardinal sin of glasses care to breathe on the lens and then clear it with your t-shirt... but as someone who has had glasses for over half her life and has only ever done that with no obvious issues or damage to glasses, I say, "Screw it, I do what I want."
@Scandyhoovian Watch out! We got ourselves a badass over here!
Seriously though, who even still has that cleaning cloth the lenses came with. I think a troll steals them. A very clean troll.
Seriously! Decades of cleaning glasses with my clothing and not a scratch here. You just need a light touch.
@Scandyhoovian I've been using "natural" glass cleaner and a paper towel to clean mine every day for maybe five years, and though my glasses are slightly scratched they're really pretty good. There's only one spot that has a scratch bad enough that I can actually see it when I'm wearing the glasses, and that's not from cleaning.
Or just be a giant and have your glasses cleaned by an ordinary-sized man.
Needs 'winter boyfriend' tag.
Sometimes dirty lenses are a welcome sign, specifically when I first put them on in the morning and they are imprinted with the face oil of whoever I made out with the night before.
When I just bought glasses the lady at the glasses store told me about this and i was shocked! I mean, I have had glasses since 1992, and NO ONE thought maybe to tell me that you need to wash, not rub them?
@E Yeah, my mind is completely blown right now. I did know not to use paper products to clean them, but I had no idea you could just wash them. I do want to know what is an acceptable cloth, though. If the dust on my shirt tail is too much for them, what am I supposed to use?
I only wash my glasses at work when they get that fine spray of milk/melted ice cream/God only knows on them. Because the "HUUUUUUH" and wipe doesn't work on dried milk
Has anyone ever actually scratched their glasses by cleaning them with paper towels? I have been using Bounty for this for years with no problems, but maybe I am just a tool of Big PaperTowel.
@Etruscan Duck I use Bounty also, with Green Works glass cleaner every day for about 5 years and have very few scratches on my lenses. The scratches I do have are so fine that they don't interfere with my vision at all.
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