Caring For And Cleaning Your Prescription Lenses Correctly

Caring For And Cleaning Your Prescription Lenses Correctly

In this article, we will shed light on the importance of choosing the right products for cleaning corrective lenses. It will also be a question of avoiding excessive friction which can damage these precious instruments.

Emphasis will be placed on the need to gently rinse and dry lenses while emphasizing the importance of protecting them from potential scratches. Finally, it will be appropriate to discuss the appropriate storage of glasses. What actions should you take to preserve the durability and effectiveness of your corrective lenses?


Taking care of your prescription lenses requires specific attention and a judicious choice of suitable products. The chamois is the first tool needed to clean glasses. It easily removes fingerprints or dust accumulated during the day. However, its isolated use does not always guarantee perfect cleaning.

 The special solution for optical glasses then comes into play. The latter makes it possible to effectively remove encrusted dirt without damaging the anti-reflective treatment of the glass. However, it is important to be careful when choosing the product to avoid any allergies or irritation. 

The cleaning spray complements these two essential products providing a convenient option for maintaining lens cleanliness consistently. The case also plays a crucial role in the care of glasses because it protects not only the frames but also the lenses against possible scratches when they are not worn.


Brittleness of prescription lenses is a common occurrence, often caused by improper handling during cleaning. We often want to scrub hard to remove dirt because it is quick and effective. However, this action causes premature wear of the glass. Intensive friction is mainly responsible for the scratches which degrade the visual quality offered by your glasses. 

These unsightly marks can form even on anti-scratch treated lenses if the movements are abrupt or repetitive. The damage is not limited to these scratches; they can affect the protective coating of the glass, thus compromising its durability. Light scratches often seem unimportant, but they gradually accumulate and eventually significantly affect your visual comfort.

 It is essential to understand the importance of gentle cleaning to preserve your glasses. To conclude, avoiding intense friction is not simply a question of appearance: it is a necessity to ensure the longevity of your prescription lenses and maintain their performance over time.


The previous section highlighted the importance of avoiding excessive friction when cleaning prescription lenses. It is now necessary to look at another crucial element: frequent rinsing of glasses.

It is essential to understand that rinsing is not a step to be minimised in eyeglass maintenance. In reality, it is an essential phase which makes it possible to effectively remove impurities and residues of cleaning products likely to alter visual quality.

The use of water for this operation seems logical. However, it is important to note that it is not enough to simply run the water over the glass. A specific technique exists to preserve the durability of the anti-reflective treatment.

First of all, favor the use of lukewarm or cold water for rinsing. Hot water should be absolutely avoided as it can damage the anti-reflective treatment applied to your prescription lenses.

After having gently washed your glasses with an appropriate product – as indicated in the first section – rinse them thoroughly under a stream of lukewarm or cold water, taking care to reach every surface of the lens without forgetting the corners.

Finally, gently wipe your glasses with a clean, soft cloth to avoid any further scratches. This regular ritual will go a long way in prolonging the life of your favorite pair while ensuring clear and precise vision every day.


After the careful rinsing of the glasses, drying is an essential action. A lack of smoothness can cause visible scratches and decrease optical quality. Extreme caution is necessary to ensure the durability and effectiveness of your glasses.

A soft tissue is recommended. Its finesse allows for subtle friction which will not damage delicate surfaces. In addition, its strong absorption power ensures rapid drying by eliminating all traces of water.

It should be noted that this gesture must be done delicately to minimise any risk of damage. The slow circular motion avoids any potentially harmful friction.

Gentle drying is crucial in the daily care of glasses. It helps maintain their clarity and extend their lifespan. Glasses wearers, take this precious time to ensure optimal vision!


Preserving the integrity of corrective lenses is a mission of capital importance. A soft sheath, like a cover, proves to be an invaluable partner in this process. The latter offers a soft cover that surrounds the glasses and protects them from any contact that could cause damage.

 Covers typically feature a scratch-resistant interior that acts as a protective shield between hard surfaces and your precious optical lenses. It is vital that this coating is clean so that no abrasive particles settle on it, potentially causing scratches to your lenses when stored. 

Proper care of your glasses requires a carefully orchestrated daily routine: frequent cleaning, and careful wiping followed by secure storage in a protective, scratch-resistant case. This is how we ensure not only their sharpness but also their long duration of use without significant alteration of the visual field offered to the wearer.


Once the prescription lenses have been thoroughly dried and protected from possible scratches, the next step is to ensure their proper storage. The choice of media is crucial to maintaining the clarity and cleanliness of the lenses. A dedicated shelf or specific locker can help preserve their optimal conditions.

Proper storage not only extends the life of prescription lenses, it also helps prevent possible damage that could occur if care is not taken.

It is important to mention that storage is not limited to a physical location. It also includes the environment surrounding the chosen support: it must be clean, dry and far from potential sources of damage such as excessive heat or direct exposure to the sun.

Each pair should have its own dedicated space, always ready when needed. Proper storage goes a long way to keeping your prescription lenses in excellent condition for a long time. It's a simple habit that can have a huge impact on your daily visual comfort and your annual optical budget.

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