Our glasses need a little TLC every now and then, to help them look good and even extend their life. They go through a lot, sitting on our noses every day, so why not show them some love?
You missed a spot
If you’ve got a smudge that just won’t budge (we’re looking at you, sun cream), you might need more than steamy breath and the edge of your t-shirt to sort your lenses out. Our cleaning kit has all necessary tools to keep your glasses looking as good as new: a 100% natural cleaning spray and an extra cloth.
It costs and is available in all our stores (or online, when you buy any frame). And guess what, we’ll give you free refills whenever you want, ‘cause we ain’t about that single-use life.
How to clean your glasses
Before you dive in, you'll need to arm yourself with a few vital tools:
Lukewarm water, with a dash of non-acidic soap
Two (clean) soft cloths
Ready? Let's start cleaning
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly
Hold your frame by the nose bridge or temple, not by the lenses
Wipe the lenses with a cloth dipped in the soapy water
Make gentle, circular movements on the lens from the outside to the inside until the lenses are clean
Repeat circular movements very gently on the rest of the frames
Dry your specs with another clean cloth
And some no-nos
Don’t dry with heat (hairdryer, etc.)
Don’t clean with solvents
Don’t make jerky movements when cleaning
Don’t leave glasses in direct sunlight
Don’t leave glasses wet for too long
Don’t clean with a dirty cloth
Don’t use too much liquid
Don’t leave it too long before you clean your glasses
So, now you're squeaky clean
But there’s a lot more you can do to keep your glasses in tip-top condition for years to come:
Keep your glasses in their case when you’re not wearing them. They’ll be dust free and protected from the elements (or whatever’s in your bag)
Wash your lens cloth regularly in warm, soapy water. A dirty cloth = dirty lenses
Remove your glasses by pinching the nose bridge and pulling your frames forwards and upwards, never by the temples, as it could make them loose
All our lenses are coated with a protective layer, but over time, you’ll probably scratch your lenses. If it impairs your vision, it’s time to get your glasses reglazed (and it’s cheaper than buying new frames)
Need some help? Drop by your nearest store, where our staff can freshen up your frames with an ultrasonic cleaning device. We can also replace discoloured/dirty nose pads with shiny new ones. You’re welcome!