How to Clean Glasses With a Stain Inside the Lens


Anyone who has worn glasses has at some point encountered a smudge or stain on the lens. While it might be tempting to grab a nearby tissue or paper towel or to just use your shirt to wipe off your lenses and clean the stain, this is not advised. These types of surfaces are abrasive and could leave you with a nasty scratch on your lens in place of the stain you removed. Using the right cleaning methods will leave your lens free of smudges, stains and scratches.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild soap
  • Water
  • Lens cloth
  • Lens cleaner
  • Remove your glasses and run the lens under warm water. Use your finger to gently rub the stained area.

  • Add a few drops of mild, non-abrasive liquid soap. Rub it gently on the lens and then rinse it with warm water.

  • Use a lint-free lens cloth to dry off your glasses. Do not use a cloth that's not recommended for lenses. It could scratch the surface.

  • Spray the lens with lens cleaner if you can still see some of the stain or if your lenses are smudged from the cleaning process.

  • Wipe off the lens using a dry side of your lint-free lens cloth. Your lens should now be crystal clear and stain free.

Tips & Warnings

  • When washing your lens, be careful not to bend your frame or nosepieces. This can cause permanent damage to your glasses.

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