I have two pair in different strengths that are getting old and
Because I am fanatical about keeping my eyewear free of scratches, I
never, ever rub lenses with cloth. Not even the lens cloths that
opticians swear by. They may be made of microfiber, but they still
I always rinse the lenses under running water to remove grit, then
rub them with very dilute Dawn dishwashing liquid, using the pads
of my fingertips. Wet lenses, wet fingers, wet(ter) detergent.
Running water to rinse, gently shake off excess (hold glasses by
the bridge, not the stem), then blot off any beads of water with
a lens cloth.
Of course, this is a lot to ask for when you're busy and your
glasses need frequent cleaning from the stuff flying around in the
workshop. Even my husband, who works in an office, said he couldn't
be bothered. He'd rather breathe on his glasses and wipe them with