Last year my husband and I were blessed to have great vision insurance. Unfortunately, we almost missed out on using it! On December 29, I hightailed myself down to the optometrist’s office to get an eye exam and a new pair of glasses.
After a $25 deductible, our vision insurance covered an eye exam and one basic pair of eyeglasses in full. Woohoo! Since my last few pairs of glasses have been twisted, mangled, and disheveled (thanks for athletics and kids), and I wear contacts on a daily basis, basic glasses are all I need. I don’t drive in glasses. I don’t need anti-glare. I don’t need other special coatings. I don’t need bifocals (yet!). I don’t need a designer look. I just need an inexpensive pair of eyeglasses that I can wear at home.
I’m telling you this so you know I haven’t invested a fortune in eyeglasses. For that reason alone, I don’t see the need to spend a pocketful of cash to keep them clean.
However. If your glasses are super expensive or extra fragile, then please feel free to use eyeglasses cleaner, a microfiber lens cloth, or even something like these compact pre-moistened lens cleaning wipes which would be great for traveling.
Cleaning Eyeglasses with Soap and Water
If your glasses didn’t cost a small fortune, then you might like to know that cleaning eyeglasses is easy as can be.
Step 1: Squirt soap on your eyeglasses and rub gently to remove dirt, grime, and fingerprints.
Step 2: Rinse soap off eyeglasses with tap water.
Step 3: Dry eyeglasses with a soft cloth (or, you know, a t-shirt in a pinch. Ahem.).
Step 4: Enjoy wearing you sparkling clean eyeglasses!
If you’re anything like me, you may not realize how dirty your glasses actually were until after you clean them!