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Cleaning Coated Eyeglass Lenses

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Many eyeglasses have anti-reflective and protective coatings. When cleaning you need to make sure you use a cleaner that won't damage these coatings. This is a guide about cleaning coated eyeglass lenses.


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August 4, 2008

How do you clean anti-reflective eyeglass lenses and multi-coated lenses?

upulgamage from Sri Lanka


By Bette (Guest Post)
August 7, 20081 found this helpful
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Three comments: I have always heard that since paper is made from wood pulp it can scratch glasses.

My glasses were tuning cloudy when I cleaned them and when I told my optical store what that I was using alcohol with a little Dawn in it they said the alcohol reacts with those coatings and is causing the cloudiness.

They said if I am going to make my own to use distilled water with a few drops of Dawn or any dish washing liquid in it and that has solved my problem.

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful
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Opticians have warned me that paper can scratch the lenses. You should only use a soft, clean cotton or cotton-flannel cloth.

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August 4, 20080 found this helpful

I asked the same question at an optical shop and I was told to use a soft cotton cloth and a mixture of a small amount of rubbing alcohol and water.

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By DEBRADJ. (Guest Post)
August 5, 20080 found this helpful

I had an old flannel nightie that I cut up and use to clean my glasses. There are commercial products but soap and water does it for me letting them dry then polishing with the flannel

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