How to Avoid Scratch on Your Glasses

November 11, 2019

Prevent Glasses from Scratches

Your eyeglasses are some of the most important things you own. They help you see objects clearly so that you can navigate the world around you. Scratch on your glasses make it hard to see and conduct normal life. Although scratch are inevitable sometimes, you'll want to do what you can to avoid scratch on your glasses. These tips will help you prevent scratch that could make your glasses more difficult to use.


Keep your glasses on your face to avoid scratch the lenses. If you want to take your glasses off but keep them nearby, wear a chain around the stems (which are actually called the temples) and allow the glasses to scratch or dangle from your neck.

This way, the lenses will be touching your soft shirt instead of a hard surface.
The temptation to remove scratch through glasses is especially strong for people who are new wearing glasses.

If you allow yourself to take your scratches glasses off frequently from the beginning, you may develop a life-long habit of removing them throughout the day.

Force yourself to wear new glasses all day long in the first few months that you own them. This will help you adjust to having them on your face. This way, keeping them on will become second nature to you.


You safe your glasses through scratches if you use glasses case. If you want to take off your glasses and leave them off for a while, use a glasses case to protect for a scratches.

Keep cases in convenient places like your desk at work, your night stand at home, and your purse, backpack, or handbag. This helps ensure you'll always have a case on hand when you need it. Ideally, the cases you use will be hard (not soft) in order to keep the glasses sufficiently protected for a scratches.

Clean Your Glasses Scratches With Professional Cleaner

 One way that many people scratch the lenses of their glasses is by cleaning the glasses on their shirt or with an abrasive cloth. The best way to clean your glasses for a is by rubbing the lenses with a microfiber cloth designed specifically for this task.

You can also use a glasses cleaning solution made from dish washing liquid and water to spray the lenses before cleaning them with the cloth and safe for a scratch. This helps to remove smudges and hard-to-remove stains or spots.

How to Avoid Scratch on Your Glasses

What's the right way to clean and treat your glasses for a scratch?

Tips for looking after your glasses

Crystal Clear Lenses spectacle wearers love that great feeling when they put on their glasses after cleaning and enjoy unhindered vision again.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if our glasses were always clean and smears, streaks and fingerprints were a thing of the past? Proper lens care does not only ensure better vision. It also lengthens the lifetime of your glasses.

Improper cleaning can also damage modern lenses even if they have an anti-scratch hard coating. BETTER VISION provides a few tips on how to clean your glasses: how can you clean your lenses quickly, thoroughly and yet gently at home and when you are out and about?

  • Most important tip
  • Fast cleaning
  • Cleaning at home
  • Cleaning your frames
  • Ultrasonic cleaner


Even if they are often used as the last resort, tissues or shirt sleeves are certainly not the best solution. Articles of clothing and tissues often leave particles of dust or dirt on the lenses, causing micro-scratches.

This gradually impairs the quality of the lenses, and your vision suffers as a result. Scratches cannot be removed either from plastic or glass lenses. Even if the defect only appears to be of a cosmetic nature, light is dispersed by the micro-fine scratches, therefore irritating the eye. This often means you have to buy new glasses.


The following rule applies both for thorough cleaning of your glasses and safe for a scratch at home and for fast but effective cleaning when you are out and about: you should start by rubbing a micro-fiber cloth or a folded lens cleaning wipe gently over the surface to first remove coarse dirt particles.



If you have to clean your spectacle lenses quickly, please don't be tempted to use your shirt sleeve, scarf, etc for safe for a scratch. For cleaning your lenses when you are not at home, ZEISS lens wipes are the perfect solution they take up practically no space and are immediately ready for use. And all without harmful additives.

If necessary, a simple microfiber cloth also will also fit the bill for safe for a scratch, but dry cloths are not always ideal, especially when it comes to removing greasy substances. It is better to first moisten the cloth with a cleaning spray and then clean the lens.

Why do opticians often advise against using cleaning cloths for safe for a scratch?

When they first came on the market, lens cleaning cloths often contained materials that could damage the lenses (e.g. tiny pieces of wood). This problem has since been resolved.

ZEISS moistened cleaning wipes are made of micro-fine cellulose fibres, are gentle on your lenses, provide streak-free results and, most importantly, do not contain any other chemcial agents.

Incidentally, they are also ideal for cleaning your smartphone or tablet display - all streak-free.


Many spectacle wearers hold their lenses under running water to clean them. This may involve more effort than using professional cleaning agents, but it has the desired effect. To do this, rub a drop of pH-neutral washing-up liquid between your fingers until suds are formed and then apply this to the lenses. Then rinse the lenses under running, lukewarm water and dry them gently but thoroughly with a microfibre cloth.

Apart from the ZEISS moistened cleaning wipes, the ZEISS lens cleaning spray in combination with a microfiber cloth is an excellent solution for cleaning your glasses or safe for a scratch at home. This is just as efficient as thorough cleaning under running water – but it's a lot faster.

Apply the spray to the microfiber cloth, not to the lenses themselves. Lenses in rimless frames feature drill holes, while lenses in standard frames have screw holes. If liquids constantly enter these holes, this can have an adverse effect in the long term.

It is, therefore, better to apply the cleaning agent to the cleaning cloth. This ensures that your spectacles are not damaged, but there is enough moisture to remove dirt, make-up or grease effectively.


The microfiber cloth should also be washed regularly – ideally in water no warmer than 40° C and without fabric softener. Otherwise, the cloth will leave streaks the next time you clean your glasses.


Improper care may also result in damage to your frames. The following tips will ensure that your frames remain as attractive as the day you bought them:

Lukewarm, running water and a drop of ph-neutral washing-up liquid provide good cleaning results. Always hold your glasses on the side of the frames you are cleaning to safe for a scratch. This helps avoid warping or, even worse, breakage of the frames.

For reasons of hygiene, it is also recommended to clean the sides of the frames and the nose pads from time to time. This also improves the fit of your glasses as the removal of greasy substances helps prevent slipping.


The use of ultrasonic cleaners (available online and from specialist stores) at home or by your optician is your best guarantee of thorough, convenient cleaning. This is the gentlest and most effective way of removing dirt. Just a couple of minutes are needed to restore your lenses and frames to their former glory. Important: don't forget to change the water in the cleaner regularly.

And if you don't want to invest in your device, your opticians will be pleased to clean your lenses in their ultrasonic cleaner - ideally every six months. This is part of opticians' standard equipment these days.


Your glasses deserve a good home to save for a scratch! Store them in a hard case whenever you're not wearing them. It will be helpful for safe for a scratch. If you don't have a case with you, make sure you put them in a safe spot, with the lenses facing upwards and safe for scratch.

It is also important to ensure that your glasses are not exposed to extreme heat. Temperatures of over 80 degrees centigrade can damage even the toughest lenses or frames. Plastic lenses, in particular, should not be subjected to high temperatures.

This could harm the durability of lens coatings (the anti-reflective coating, for example). Extreme temperature fluctuations could lead to surface cracks due to the different structures of the base lens and the coating.

Therefore, neither your case nor your spectacles should be left for long periods in a sauna or on your car dashboard in the summer.


Not only perfect lens care ensures optimum vision but also, of course, the lens itself. Special lens coatings with a hard protective layer and a beading effect (like DuraVision® Platinum from ZEISS) make your lenses extremely resistant to scratching and help guarantee that dirt, scratch dust and moisture can only adhere to the surface with great difficulty.

The benefit: your lenses remain dirt-free for longer, ensuring that they're significantly easier to clean. This means you also need less time to care for your lenses - and they will have a longer service life.