Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Yes, I'm Back

Will have a post on my vacation tomorrow most likely.

But first, I have a question for you. Those of you with four eyes, do you have a good solution for homemade glasses cleaner?

8 comments:

JAM said...

Having worn glasses since I was 4, and with everyone in my family wearing them, I've had a lot of experience with dirty glasses! The best thing to come along are the microfiber cleaning clothes - I wipe my glasses (and those of my kids) several times per day with them, and hardly ever actually wash them anymore, a wipe does the trick for almost everything. Yet, the occasional sticky syrupy fingers do push up glasses, and for that you need soap. I either wet my fingers and rub it across a bar, and then wash and rinse the glasses and after a few flicks to get most of the water off, dry with the microfiber cloth, or else I use a very dilute liquid soap in water mix (my dad keeps a bottle of this made up for glasses cleaning purposes). I've never bought or used an official glasses cleaner - never felt like I needed one.

JAM said...

Sorry, that should be "microfiber cleaning cloths"!

Chile said...

Yes: 1/4 cup water (I use distilled), 3/4 cup rubbing alcohol, plus 1 drop of dish soap.

I mix this up and keep it in an old rubbing alcohol bottle, labeled, of course. I then refill the little spray bottle that the eyeglass place gave me when I bought my glasses. It sprays a very fine mist on the lenses.

Robj98168 said...

I just breath on my glasses and wipe off with my t-shirt. LOL Some batchelor ways never change!

crstn85 said...

Agreed. Microfiber or microfiber with water here too. (Note: this is a different type of microfiber than I use to say wash my mirrors.)

knutty knitter said...

What Rob said but I do agree with JAM - microfiber cloths are great!

I've been wearing glasses for 42 years now and I still hate them but can't do without them either.

viv in nz

Sera said...

microfibre is pretty good, although I find sometimes a run under a stream of hot water with a tiny tiny little bit of detergent if you're dealing with built up finger-marks (I always try to rub my eyes through my glasses when studying...fail) - just rub it gently.

Stephanie said...

An optometrist of mine recommended just plain hand soap and water, making sure all the dirt is washed off before drying them off. I don't do it that often because I usually wear contacts during the day and glasses only in the mornings and at night but it still does the trick.