Looking after my lenses

Hoya Vision looking after my lenses hand holding glasses

Lens care do's

  • Clean the lenses and frame regularly with lukewarm water and a drop of mild liquid soap. 
  • Dry the lenses with a soft, clean microfibre lens cloth, often provided by your optician.
  • Keep your glasses away from household detergents and beauty products such as hairspray and perfume. These can damage lenses and coatings.
  • Use both hands when putting on and taking off your glasses.
  • Keep your glasses in a hard case, often provided by your optician. 
  • Ask your optician about Hoya Vision's anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings, which guarantee comfort, performance and durability.
  • Hold your glasses by the bridge, not the temples.

Keeping the glasses clean and in good shape will increase longevity. But also, they will perform better and provide an enhanced vision experience.

Lens care don'ts

  • Don't wipe your lenses with tissues, paper towels or paper napkins. These often contain wood fibres that can permanently damage the lens surface.
  • Don't wipe your lenses with a towel that has been washed with fabric softener as this can leave a misty film on your lenses.
  • Don't spit on your lenses; saliva may contain oil or other damaging substances. Buy a small bottle of lens cleaner and take it with you when you're away from home.
  • Don't put your glasses down on heat sources such as ovens or radiators, or leave them in a hot car.
  • Don't put your glasses down on the curved side of the lenses. This can damage the coating and cause scratches.
  • Don't keep your glasses on your head. This can misalign the frame, affecting the position of the lenses in front of your eyes.