How to Clean Blue Light Glasses
Do you struggle to read your computer screen or phone at night? You’re in the right place! You may be suffering from blue light. Blue light is emitted by electronic devices and can cause eyestrain, headaches, and disrupted sleep. Blue light glasses can help reduce the effects of blue light. If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time looking at a screen.
Screens are a big part of our lives whether it’s work, school, or just scrolling through social media. But all that blue light can be tough on our eyes. That’s why I started wearing blue light glasses to help cut down on the strain. But how do you clean them? In this blog post, I’ll teach you how to clean blue light glasses using some simple steps. Keep reading to learn more!
How Can Your Blue Light Glasses Get Dirt?
Your blue light glasses can become dirty, just like any other pair of glasses. You may have smudges and fingerprints from constantly taking them on and off, or dust and dirt particles may accumulate over time.
Another common issue is makeup residue, especially if you wear your glasses on top of your makeup. But don’t worry. These steps mentioned in the article will help get rid of all of that.
Why Clean Blue Light Glasses Regularly?
It’s important to clean your blue light glasses regularly for a few reasons. First, dirty lenses can affect your vision while wearing them. Smudges and fingerprints can distort your view and make it harder to see clearly.
Dirty lenses can also attract bacteria which can lead to eye infections. And let’s face it, no one wants to walk around with dirty glasses!
What You’ll Need
- Mild dish soap
- A bowl or sink filled with lukewarm water
- A microfiber cloth or eyeglass cleaning cloth
- Lens cleaner spray (Optional)
With these materials, you’ll be able to clean your blue light glasses easily and effectively.
10 Easy Steps on How to Clean Blue Light Glasses
You can use these steps to clean any type of glass, not just blue light glasses.
Step 1: Use Lukewarm Water
Fill a bowl or sink with lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as it can damage the lenses and frame of your glasses. Take your glasses off and place them in the water. Be careful not to let them sit in the water for too long, as it can damage the lenses.
Step 2: Add Mild Dish Soap
Add a small drop of mild dish soap to the water and mix it gently with your hands. Do not use harsh soaps or cleaners, as they can damage the lens coating. You can use soap like Dawn or Joy. Make sure the soap is completely dissolved in the water. Otherwise, it can leave a residue on the lenses.
Step 3: Gently Rub Both Sides of the Lenses
Gently rub both sides of the lenses with your fingers to clean off any dirt or smudges. Be careful not to press too hard, as it can scratch the lenses. You can rub by using small circular motions or back and forth motions.
Step 4: Rinse in Lukewarm Water
Rinse the glasses under lukewarm water to remove any soap residue. Make sure all soap is fully rinsed off, as it can cause lens streaks. If it gets streaky, then go back to step 3 and rub the lenses again before rinsing.
Step 5: Use Microfiber Cloth
Use a clean microfiber cloth or eyeglass cleaning cloth to dry the glasses. Gently wipe off any excess water on both sides of the lenses and frame. Avoid using paper towels or tissues as they can cause scratches on the lenses. You can use a clean, soft cotton t-shirt or towel if you don’t have a microfiber cloth.
Step 6: Clean Nose Pads
Use the corner of your microfiber cloth to clean the nose pads on your glasses. This area can easily get dirty with oils and makeup residue. Gently rub in small circular motions until they are clean. You may need to use a drop of mild soap on the cloth to remove any tough dirt.
Step 7: Dry Thoroughly
Make sure to dry your glasses thoroughly before putting them back on. Any excess water left on the lenses can cause streaks or fogging when wearing them. You may want to use a hairdryer set on a cool setting to dry the lenses and frame if needed fully.
Step 8: Inspect for Streaks or Smudges
Inspect both sides of the lenses for any streaks or smudges that may have been missed during cleaning. If you see any, repeat steps 3-8 until they are completely clean.
Step 9: Store Properly
To keep your glasses clean longer, store them properly when not in use. Keep them in a glasses case and avoid setting them face down on surfaces. Because blue light glasses have a special lens coating, make sure also to avoid leaving them in places with extreme temperatures for long periods of time.
Step 10: Repeat Regularly
To maintain the quality and clarity of your vision, clean your blue light glasses regularly. How often you clean them will depend on how much you wear them and if they come into contact with dirt or residue throughout the day. Some may need to be cleaned daily, while others only need weekly cleanings. Be sure to follow these steps each time to ensure proper cleaning. This will help maintain clear vision and prevent any eye infections from dirty lenses.
Following these steps on how to clean blue light glasses will keep them looking brand new and improve your vision while wearing them. Happy cleaning!
5 Additional Tips and Tricks
- Don’t use harsh chemical cleaners or abrasive materials, as they can damage the glasses.
- Try also to clean the nose pads and temples of the glasses, as they can easily accumulate dirt and oils.
- If you notice any scratches on your blue light glasses, refrain from using harsh materials to try and buff them out. Instead, consider taking them to a professional optician for repair.
- keep the cover box or pouch that your blue light glasses came with, and store them in it when not in use to prevent dirt buildup.
- Remember to clean your blue light glasses regularly, as dirty lenses can affect their effectiveness in protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light.
These tips will ensure that your blue light glasses stay in good condition and continue to protect your eyes. Happy cleaning!
How Can a Blue Light Glass Turn Yellow?
- Exposure to UV light or heat can cause the lenses to discolor over time.
- Certain materials used in the lenses, such as plastic, may also become yellow with age.
- Some blue light glasses come with an anti-reflective coating that can also turn yellow over time.
- Improper cleaning and storage of the glasses can also contribute to discoloration and yellowing.
- In some cases, it may be time to replace your blue light glasses if they have turned significantly yellow as this can affect their effectiveness in filtering out harmful blue light rays. Be sure to care for your glasses and replace them when necessary properly.
- If you notice your blue light glasses turning yellow, consider investing in a higher quality pair with more durable materials and coatings that are less likely to discolor over time.
Can You Use Alcohol in Blue Light Glasses?
It is not recommended to use alcohol or any harsh chemical cleaners on blue light glasses, as they can damage the lenses and coatings.
Stick to mild soap and water or specialized eyeglass cleaning sprays made for delicate lenses. It’s also important to avoid using rough materials such as paper towels, as they can cause scratches on the lenses. Use a soft microfiber cloth to clean instead.
Can Blue Light Glasses Be Used at Night?
Yes, blue light glasses can be worn at night to prevent eye strain from artificial light sources such as phones, computers, and TVs. However, it is important to practice good sleep hygiene by turning off devices before bed and dimming lights in the evening to prepare for sleep. Blue light glasses may not fully block all blue light at night and should not be used as a replacement for these practices.
Give your glasses a good clean every couple of weeks to eliminate any oils and dirt that may have built up on the frames or lenses. If you use dish soap, be sure to rinse them thoroughly afterward, so there’s no residue left behind. And that’s it!
Now you know how to clean blue light glasses and look like new. However, while the method for cleaning blue light glasses that you use is ultimately up to you, we hope that our tips have been helpful. Remember, clean your lenses regularly with mild soap and water or an eyeglass lens cleaner to keep them looking their best and help extend their lifespan.
With proper care, your new glasses should last you many years of happy viewing. Thanks for reading!