What you do with your eyewear is your business; we just hope you keep it clean!
So you’ve invested in a gorgeous pair of eyewear but how do you maintain the integrity and look of your purchase for years to come? Dirt, sweat, makeup, hair product and oil from our skin and scalp accrues not only on the lenses but the entire frame–proving to be caustic to metal hinges and screws as well as the paint on metal, and the polish on plastic. If you’re wearing a frame for a majority of the week it is imperative that you wash your eyewear at least twice weekly.
You can incorporate the following process into your morning ritual without taking up much time:
Start by rinsing the frame in tepid water from the sink.
Suds up a tiny drop of liquid detergent in your hands. We use Dawn dish soap, but anything that is free from lotions and abrasives is great.
Now work the soapy solution over the eyewear; focusing where skin & hair come in contact with the frame (e.g. temples, nosepads).
Rinse clean under cool running water.
Spritz some lens polishing solution over the lenses.
And lastly wipe dry only with a microfiber polishing cloth. Using your t-shirt, a towel or paper products causes tiny scratches that will cloud the lenses over time.
HANDWASH ONLY with dish detergent and air dry.
It is also advisable to rinse off eyewear after sport activities, yard work or any other dirty job. We keep a cleaning cloth and polishing spray in our bathroom next to the sink, in the car console and at our work desk so we have the tools necessary whenever needed.
If you have multiple pairs of eyewear or live in a household full of optical needs, we suggest investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. These machines don’t take up much space and are able to fully dispel grime away from the tiniest of nooks-n-crannies. Here at Wink eyewear we have these ultrasonic machines for purchase at a cost of $50. Stop by the shop at 806 Massachusetts St and ask for a demonstration–we’ll clean your spectacles so you can see this in action!