How to Clean Ray-Bans

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Ray-Bans are high quality sunglasses by Bausch & Lomb. Cleaning your Ray-Bans helps you maintain optimal viewing pleasure while keeping you fashionable. It is important to use only professional cleaning cloths specifically made for eye-glasses. Purchase professional cloths from most eye-care outlets.

How to Clean Ray-Bans
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Things You'll Need

  • Professional cleaning cloths (at least two)
  • Mild dish detergent
  • Eye-glass repair kit (optional)
Step 1

Inspect the lenses carefully for dirt or grit. Rinse them with clean water, gently removing dirt.

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Step 2

Wipe the lenses in a side-to-side motion with an eye-glass cleaning cloth. Be sure to wipe the entire surface of each lens with clean areas of the cloth. Allow the Ray-Bans to dry completely.

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Step 3

Inspect the lenses for any smudges. Make a solution of clean, warm water with a drop or two of mild dish soap.

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Step 4

Dip the glasses in the solution. Rub the entire surface delicately with the cleaning cloth, starting with the smudges on the lenses. Fold the frames closed, cleaning the hinges.

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Step 5

Inspect the hinges and nose pieces carefully for grimy buildup. If necessary, unscrew the hinges and nose pieces with a repair kit, clean, and put everything back together.

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Step 6

Rinse the glasses with clean water. Wipe the entire surface with a clean, dry cleaning cloth, starting with the lenses. Allow the glasses to completely dry.

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Step 7

Buff any spots or fingerprints with a clean section of the cloth.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Clean your Ray-Bans at least once per month to keep build-up to a minimum.
  • Never clean your Ray-Bans with a dirty cloth or wipe them while the lenses have visible dirt. Doing so will easily scratch the lenses, which may be permanent.
  • Never use household chemicals or glass cleaner not specifically designed for sunglasses as they may damage the coating.

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