To give your sunglasses the best cleaning possible you will need three things: filtered water, liquid dish soap, and a micro fiber cloth.
Rinse your sunglasses with filtered water, apply a small amount of liquid dish soap to your fingertip, and proceed to gently massage the lenses of your sunglasses (frames too if necessary). Rinse off the soap and remove excess water using a micro fiber cloth.
Do not use paper-based products or clothing to clean your sunglasses as they are too coarse and may scratch your sunglasses. Do not use abrasive soaps, detergents, or cleaners as they may leave deposits on your sunglasses or deteriorate the materials.
When on the go or at home use a sunglasses cleaning spray and micro fiber cloth.
Lenses are the most common part of sunglasses to incur damage. Here are some tips to help you prevent lens scratches:
- Place your sunglasses in a hard case when they are not in use
- Only use sunglasses specific cleaners or mild dish soap to clean your sunglasses
- Always rinse your sunglasses with filtered water after completing outdoor activities to remove dust and mineral deposits
- Avoid wiping your lenses prior to applying a sunglasses cleaning spray or mild dish soap and filtered water
HARD CASES & RETAINERS
Sunglasses will most commonly accrue damage when they are not in use. Avoid these practices to help extend the lifetime of your sunglasses:
- Wearing them atop your head (they stretch out and can fall off)
- Placing them in your collar or shirt pocket (they fall off or get crushed by hugs…yes, this is common)
- Carrying them loosely in your bag, purse, or backpack (they get scratched or crushed)
The right tool makes any job easier and a proper micro fiber cleaning cloth will ensure your sunglasses stay looking and performing at their best. Use only micro fiber cloths that are intended for use on sunglasses while avoiding the use of any of the following materials:
- Paper based materials (paper towels, tissues, napkins, etc.)
- Rags or towels
Sunglasses on the beach or the open ocean are essential, so don’t be afraid to use your sunglasses in these environments. But note that salt deposits may accrue on your sunglasses and if left untreated they can cause damage to both your lenses and frames.
After your water activities are complete, use a sunglasses cleaning spray and micro fiber cloth to clean your sunglasses or rinse them thoroughly with filtered water.
Do not wipe your sunglasses lenses prior to applying a sunglasses cleaning spray or rinsing them in filtered water as wiping the salt deposits across dry lenses may cause scratching.
Hard water has a high mineral content, specifically calcium and magnesium. Now although drinking hard water may have its health benefits, exposing your sunglasses to it does not. The minerals in hard water are known to leave “spots” or mineral deposits on your sunglasses, even after you dry them. To avoid hard water damage try to minimize your sunglasses’ exposure to hard water sources:
- Pool water
- Hose water
- Sprinkler water
Certain chemicals can deteriorate the materials that make up both the lenses and frames of your sunglasses. Some of the most common hazards are:
- Glass cleaner or other amonia based cleaners
- Hair products containing methylene
- Nail polish remover (acetone)
- Water containing Chlorine (most pools and unfiltered water sources)
TUNE UPS AND ADJUSTMENTS
Over time you may notice your sunglasses do not fit as well as they used to. Now although exercising sound care practices will greatly enhance the longevity of your sunglasses, it is inevitable that they will eventually need a tune up and adjustment.
We offer free tune ups and adjustments, whether you purchased your sunglasses from us or not, at our physical store location. If you are unable to visit our store we recommend you see your local sunglasses dealer for assistance. Feel free to contact us for advice or for assistance in finding an Authorized Dealer in your area.