Cleaning your eyewear during COVID
Curious about how to clean your eyewear without damaging your frames or lenses?
We are here for you. Here are some tips!
Clean your eyewear at least once daily to sanitize the surface!
IF YOU AREN’T SURE IF YOU CAN USE A PRODUCT ON YOUR GLASSES? PLEASE DON’T TRY, UNLESS YOU WANT TO TEST A TINY CORNER ON THE INSIDE OF THE TEMPLE.
ACETONE, BLEACH, AMMONIA, HARSH DETERGENTS, ABRASIVES, PAPER PRODUCTS, ACIDS (I.E. VINEGAR OR LEMON JUICE) SHOULD BE AVOIDED!
If you aren’t sure? Call or email us!
Otherwise, the following are relatively safe when used carefully, but please read the disclaimer at the bottom!
1. Gentle cleaning with a dab of dish soap or hand soap that does not contain moisturizing additives and lukewarm to cool - not hot or cold - water. If you do not wear gloves, wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling the frame. If you use gloves, remove them carefully after you finish, not touching the outside surface and dispose of them immediately. Allow to the frame to air dry or gently wipe with a soft cloth and launder the cloth afterwards. This is the most universally recommended method.
2. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% and water 50/50 can be used on a frame, but should not make contact with lenses, so method #1 is preferred.
3. Alcohol-based products: these may be used sparingly on small points of contact, such as nosepads or temple tips, but should not make contact with frame chassis or lenses.
If your frames are made of a specialty material such as wood, buffalo horn, sterling silver, or unknown materials? Please only use method #1.
Contact us for more information.
Prolonged exposure to any detergents or chemicals can damage the finish of a frame; sometimes the frame will become dry and turn white, which can be addressed temporarily but not permanently corrected with most frames. We cannot take responsibility for any negative outcome that occurs as a result of sanitizing your frame, as there are too many variables that can’t be addressed here!
Thank you for your understanding.