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    Oct 29, 2019

    13 Things That'll Actually Keep Your Glasses Clean

    Is your eyesight actually improved if your lenses are still dirty? Jury says no.

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    1. A pack of pre-moistened lens wipes that'll make it easier to remove dust, dirt, and lint from your glasses any time you need.

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    Promising review: "But these wipes are the best. I only have to use one once, maybe twice a day. They're super handy and I can keep them in my wallet or in my car for whenever I need them. They clean well, don't appear to be harmful to my lenses or frames, and the alcohol smell is not overwhelming. If you wear glasses 90% of the day like I do then these wipes are a MUST." —NPG

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    2. A microfiber tool to clean both sides of your lens at the same time without damaging the special coating on your glasses.

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    Promising review: "Love these glasses cleaners. Truly better than using a rag. The Peeps are made very well, and the design of them leads me to believe they will offer years of service while protecting my expensive investment on my glasses." —weihong

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    3. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with a digital timer and ultrasonic waves for gently sanitizing your glasses, because they do collect dead skin, after all.

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    Promising review: "I bought this after doing a search for jewelry cleaners, as I prefer to avoid chemical cleaners whenever possible. It works beyond my wildest dreams! I have many pieces of vintage and antique jewelry that have tarnished or otherwise lost their sparkle. This machine along with tap water and a squirt of Dawn dishwashing liquid has made most of these pieces sparkle like new! A few pieces required several treatments, but no big deal. It did wonders for my eyeglasses, too. My glasses haven't been this pristine since they were brand new. And the water was surprisingly disgusting after doing my glasses — imagine all that muck has been sitting your face. This machine is the best investment I've ever made. I highly recommend it!" —KittiPaws

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. A pack of microfiber cleaning cloths because you should always have 'em on you just in case your lenses get foggy.

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    Promising review: "This is the first time I've ever had polycarbonate lenses, and I had no idea how hard they'd be to clean. There was constantly an oily film on the lenses, and everything I did to try and clean them resulted only in smearing the oil around. I tried various cleaning cloths, eyeglass cleaner spray, pre-moistened wipes, and a magnasonic cleaner. I even tried the ridiculous Google suggestion that all I needed was a dab of dishwashing liquid, a rinse, and a clean towel. I was inches away from accidentally destroying my glasses so I'd have to get a new pair. I saw these cloths mentioned on a website, and despite my doubts, I decided to give them a try. They cleaned the film off my lenses on the first try. I'll never use anything else again." —D. Salerni

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. A cleaning set with over 100 moist wipes and microfiber clothes so you'll always have materials on hand, just in case.

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    Promising review: "Excellent for cleaning glasses. I also use it for cleaning my camera lenses. Works great. The micro fiber clothes are really soft and can be washed in the laundry." —John C. Espe

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A plant-based eyeglass spray for those who are sensitive to alcohol and ammonia.

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    Promising review: "These are the first eye drops that I have been able to use. This cleaner makes my glass lenses crystal clean and it doesn't irritate my eyes. My eyes are very sensitive and this spray does not bother me. I am so thankful." —yank

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A tube of Nerdwax to add some stick to the bridge of your nose so they won't fall on the ground and get filthy. It's a preventative measure!

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    Promising review: "I got this for my wife. She has naturally oily skin and wears plastic-framed glasses so she has problems with them constantly slipping down her face. This product works great to help hold her glasses in place without raising the center of vision as with pads. The wax will wear off naturally, so she applies the Nerdwax every day or two. But don't worry, the wax won't wipe off and stick to your face, it just seems to sort of disappear." —Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. Or a set of anti-skid nose pads that'll make for a nice, snug fit.

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    Promising review: "I love these things! They have revolutionized wearing glasses for me. It also really helps when I'm running and getting sweaty, these things do not let your glasses move. I haven't had an issue with them coming off as some other reviewers stated and I have used all but one set in the pack. I will say that they will make your glasses sit a little higher than you may be used it, but I just set them a little lower on my nose and all is well." —Courtney Mooring

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.89.

    9. A necklace loop to keep your glasses in place because you would hate for them to get exposed to those nasty germs on the ground.

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    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. At home, I like to use a holder that attaches directly to my glasses, but I prefer this one for use in public and is nice and soft against my skin. I rarely wear a shirt with a collar, so I got a sore on my neck when I wore a beaded lanyard. But this bola is the perfect size to hold my glasses and looks classic. My husband took one look and said: "Your glasses will fall out of it". I bent over and they stayed right in the circle. I explained to him that it was the perfect size to hold glasses and I chose a color appropriate for either of us. But, no one loses glasses as much as I do. My glasses are small with a frame that is barely visible, so when I set them down, it's hard to see them. Now, I won't need to put them down to read anymore." —SUZIQ

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    10. A lens cleaning kit for treating your lenses (and any other lens you have in your house) so they'll repel water. It's magic (but really just science)!

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    Promising review: "The hydrophobic cleaner is great for glasses and does seem to reduce the frequency with which I have to clean my glasses. I use this on both my regular eyeglasses and my sunglasses. The bottom of the container is the storage area for the lens cloth making it convenient to have everything in one container. I like the pen style rather than the spray applicator as I seem to use less cleaner as I can put it only where it's needed." —Matthew Brodie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    11. A hardshell case to prevent scuffs and scratches when you're on the go, especially if your purse is overstuffed like mine.

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    Promising review: "I love this case. This is actually my second case. My original one lasted all of about five days until I'd left my glasses home one afternoon with my pit bull. He doesn't often chew on things but he seemed to favor this case. Fortunately, due to the tough metal shell and strong spring, he didn't get to my glasses! He just nipped off some of the outer covering. All I need do is tell him, 'No, no, no!' And he'll never touch that item again. I'm hopeful that he leaves this one alone! So, this is obviously durable, my dog finds it attractive, and the spring-loaded case is very nice!" —Kevin J. McArthur

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in 13 colors).

    12. A clip-on holder to attach to your car visor for keeping your driving glasses out of your dirty-ass armrest.

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    Promising review: "No more fumbling around trying to locate your glasses whether they're in the glove box, armrest, cup holder, on the dashboard, under the parking lever, on the passenger seat, etc; as you have a convenient place to put them all the time. The holder is able to hold glasses via their arms. It can hold armless glasses if the bridge is long enough, but you have to be careful not to scratch the lenses when inserting (especially in a hurry). Glasses are able to slip in and out very easily. Once in, it's very secure. If you hit a speed bump or accidentally knock it (unless at a specific angle and force) glasses are most likely not going to fall off. There's no levers to pull or buttons to press, just slide your glasses in and out." —Vincent

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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