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glasses maintenance...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rich, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. rich

    rich Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Hey folks...I picked up a pair of silhouette frames thanks to your advice...so far so good, they're light and less moving parts to get bent!

    Any advice re the following?

    I was told that the pre-moistened cleaning cloths like that sold by Pearl Vision would destroy the coating on the lenses over time, any truth to this?

    Should I keep my glasses in a case at night or just lay them on a nightstand?

    Also advised that cleaning with palmolive and a dry cloth would be best daily?

    Thanks for any advice...
  2. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Nice choice!

    I generally rinse mine in the sink and dry them on a microfiber towel. If that has led to any degredation of any coating, which perhaps it has, I haven't noticed it.

    I usually keep them in their case, even though it's a cheap piece of plastic crap. At least it's tiny to pack, though my Helmut Lang sunglasses case is even better in that regard...
  3. Hanseat

    Hanseat Senior member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Freiburg, Germany
    I just clean mine about once a week with normal dishwashing detergent and dry them with either a microfiber towel (remember to wash those as well) or a smooth piece of cotton (think soft cotton t-shirt).

    Other than that, I just leave them sitting on my nightstand so I can easily put them back on in the morning.
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    cleaning coated lens with anything stronger than water can ruin the coat, so says (repeatedly) by my optometrist. i do keep a couple of these around: one in the car and one at home. i like them because they are washable. [​IMG]
  5. javyn

    javyn Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Hey Rich, do you mind posting picts of your glasses? I have been lackadaisically shopping for the perfect pair of frames for a long time now. I'd like to see the shape of them

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