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Just trying to tap the genius of the smart people here.
What do you use to clean your glasses? Handkerchief? Paper towels? Maybe paper towels with a little added dish detergent? The commercial glasses cleaner wipes? I read that coffee filters with a drop or two of dish detergent work quite well and are cheap. Then there's microfiber (?) cloth?
What have you found handy and effective?
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KenK wrote:

I use the damp towel after I get out of the shower .
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I also have a box of specialised wipes for the road.
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alcohol and very soft cloth
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Micro fiber cloth with windex.
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*+-Micro fiber cloth with windex.
Windex is alcohol and ammonia.
Too strong alcohol could melt some plastic lenses.
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snipped-for-privacy@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com writes:

Could or does?
Just did a web search. Windex seems to be fine.
Works for me and has the advantage of being readily at hand.
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On 4/4/2015 10:56 AM, KenK wrote:

I rinse them under the cold water tap, moisten my fingers with hand soap, rub them on the glasses, rinse and dry with tissue.
The initial rinse makes sure that particles which might scratch lenses which are now mostly plastic are rinsed off.
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On 4/4/15 11:53 AM, Frank wrote:

Same here, except use Dawn dish detergent (does a better job on skin oils), and dry with cotton handkerchief ( never use a paper product)
Never could get same good results with alcohol-based sprays & microfiber cloth
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On 4/4/2015 12:05 PM, Retired wrote:

Every now and then wife mistakenly gets tissues with lotion in them and they are no good for cleaning glasses.
All my pairs of glasses are plastic and some have anti-reflective coatings. I would never use anything with a solvent in them on my glasses. If at kitchen sink, I too use dish detergent.
Microfiber alone can be OK if you have not done any dirty work and are sure there is no grit on the lenses.
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I rinse them under a tap then use an old tooth brush with a bit of detergent; they are then rinsed under HOT water and dried with whatever...the fact that the rinse was HOT aids in drying.
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On 4/4/2015 10:56 AM, KenK wrote:

Depends upon the lens material and coating. Many anti-reflective coatings are ruined by solvent-based cleaners, such as alcohol and the thinner, lighter weight lens materials scratch more easily than the older ones. These new plastics and most coatings will be ruined by using anything abrasive to wipe them - such as paper or even many fabrics. Find out from the optical shop where you bought your lenses what materials/coatings you have and ask for their recommendations. I have light weight lenses with anti-reflective coating.
I clean my glasses by first running cold water (warm water softens the surface of the lens - making it more susceptible to scratches) over them. Then I wet a clean finger and apply just a touch of dish washing detergent to it. I rub the well moistened finger against my thumb and then gently apply the diluted detergent to all 4 surfaces. After a few seconds, I rinse the lenses in briskly running cold water and shake the frame to remove large droplets. I dry the lenses by mostly blotting with a micofiber cloth. Any residual water is very gently blotted or wiped off with minimal force. Any greasy residue that might collect in the microfiber cloth will leave a cloudy residue on the lens but the cloth can easily be cleaned by washing it with warm water and a little dish washing detergent. Just make sure to really rinse out all the detergent and let the cloth air dry before using it again.
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On 4/4/2015 1:24 PM, Peter wrote:

Similar here, but never have to dry them. My lenses have Crizal treatment. Hold the glasses vertical and run under a stream of water. It rinses off the soap and no water sticks to them. My last pair was three years old and did not have a blemish or scratch after cleaning them that way every day, at least once.
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I'm 67 and have been wearing glasses since I was a teen. I now also wear cheaters and sunglasses. My choice? Paper towels and Windex.
I tried tissues (Kleenex) but discovered the anti-irritation additives (lotions) left more residue than they cleaned off. I'll buy those 1oz spray bottle/wipes kits for the bottle, then toss the wipes. I eventually fill the bottles with Windex.
I also despise plastic lense, yet it's hard to find glass glasses, anymore. :(
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On 4/4/2015 10:56 AM, KenK wrote:

Microfiber all the way, for general wiping away of specks and smudges to a full cleaning using soap and water.
I don't often need to use soap or water since I wipe my glasses daily with the microfiber cloth. I can't tolerate a simple speck which is why I wipe constantly. This helps reduce the need for soap and water cleaning, but when I do that, it's general foam hand soap and water, rub with my finger then wipe with the MF cloth.
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Assuming you mean EYE glasses. I use rubbing (Iso) alcohol on tissue (toilet paper). I use the same to clean my flat screen and/or tube type TVs and Computer Monitors. Works well, and is cheap.
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    100ml isopropyl alcohol     100ml water     1 drop of detergent
    isopropyl alcohol costs about $15 a liter, so it works out really cheap (less that 2 dollars for 8 oz)     Spray it on the glasses, and wipe with a Kleenex (don't rub it in, or you will scratch them)     Got this from an oculist.     []'s
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On Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9:56:16 AM UTC-5, KenK wrote:

drops of baby shampoo. Lenses are then wiped clean with a microfiber clot h that is fabric softener FREE. Fabric softener on these cloths or handker chiefs will result in greasy smears; great stuff for soft clothes and elimi nating static electricity but awful for cleaning lenses.
At least once a month I will put a small squirt of this baby shampoo in the bathroom sink partially fill with very warm, not hot, water. Let them soa k for about 5 minutes and then use a super soft mascara brush to get into t he nooks and crannies. Rinse and wipe dry with the microfiber cloth. An e xtra step I take when I do this is use the canned air/computer duster spray around the nose pads.
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Wash with soap and water. use toothbrush with abrasive toothpaste for the grime in the eyepads and joints.
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KenK wrote:

computer screen.
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