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Latest Guide: How to Clean and Maintain Black Square Glasses?

EFE GLASSES | Jul 01,2024

Learn how to properly clean and care for your black square glasses in 2024. Enhance your vision and prolong the life of your frames with the EFE detailed guide. Enhance your eyewear experience today!


Black square-shaped glasses are a universal accessory that has always been popular among men and women. Whether used to correct vision or as an accessory, keeping the black square glasses clean and in good condition is always important. Maintenance can prolong the life of the glasses and enhance vision and the wearing experience. In this guide, you will find detailed instructions on how to wash and care for your black square glasses correctly and how to avoid the most frequent mistakes to prolong the life of your frames.

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Why Cleaning and Maintenance Are Important?

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your glasses helps in several ways:

    ● Clear Vision: Darkness, spots, or fingerprints on the lenses may hinder your vision.

    ● Comfort: Clean glasses are more comfortable because they do not pressure your eyes.

    ● Durability: Proper care helps avoid scratching, which may cause damage, extending the use of the glasses.

    ● Appearance: Neat and well-polished glasses are more attractive and improve one's appearance.

Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Black Square Glasses

1. Wash and Dry Your Hands

Do not touch the glasses without washing your hands with lotion-free soap and warm water first. This removes the oils and dirt that can end up on your lenses. Avoid touching the lenses with your bare hands, using a lint-free towel to dry your hands before handling the lenses.

2. Rinse Your Glasses

Rinse the glasses with warm water under a slow-running tap. This first rinse removes dust and dirt that would otherwise scratch the lenses during washing. Do not use hot water, as this will destroy the lens coatings.

3. Apply Dishwashing Liquid

Put one or two drops of the lotion-free dishwashing liquid on each lens. Most dishwashing liquids are concentrated solutions, so only a very small quantity should be used. Massage both surfaces of the lenses and other areas of the frame, such as the nose pads and temples, with your fingertips. It is also important to pay special attention to where the lenses are bonded to the frames because they attract dust and oils.

4. Rub Gently

You should then use your fingers to make circular movements on the lenses and the frame's exterior and interior. Be careful and thorough to ensure you do not scratch the lenses in the process. Ensure you also focus on the areas that touch your skin, such as nose pads and the temple area.


5. Rinse Again

Wash your glasses and ensure all the soap is washed off with clean, lukewarm water. This step is important so you do not smudge the lenses when drying them. Look out for streaks and ensure no soap residue is left.

6. Shake Off Excess Water

Shaking your glasses lightly is the best way to get rid of most of the water. This will make the drying process faster and more efficient. You can also use a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth to blot the excess water off your skin gently.

7. Dry with a Lint-Free Cloth

To dry your glasses, do not use a cloth with lint; always prefer the microfiber cloth. Do not use items made of fabrics that have been washed with fabric softeners since they will smear the lenses. Pat dry circularly to prevent scratching. Microfiber cloths work effectively in trapping dust and oil; therefore, they are suitable for cleaning lenses.

8. Inspect for Smudges

Hold your glasses carefully before a light source to check for smudge traces. If there are any, use a microfiber cloth to wipe them off gently. Ensure your clothes are clean so you do not rub dirt back onto the lenses.

Additional Tips for Maintaining Your Glasses

Avoid Harmful Cleaning Glasses Methods

Avoid Harmful Cleaning Methods

    ● No Clothing Fabrics: Do not use your shirt or any other fabric to clean your lenses because they will scratch them.

    ● No Harsh Chemicals: Do not use household glass cleaner, acetone, or alcohol, as these may harm the lens coatings.

    ● No Paper Products: Avoid drying your lenses with paper towels, tissues, or napkins. These products can leave lint and scratch the lenses.

Storage Tips

    ● Use a Case: You should always put your glasses in a case whenever you are not using them. This prevents accidental damage.

    ● Keep Away from Heat: Do not rest your glasses on the dashboard of a car or any other hot surface. Heat can bend the frame and harm the lenses.

Regular Maintenance

    ● Tighten Screws: Twice a week, use a small screwdriver to check the tightness of the screws on your glasses. This helps ensure that the frame will remain intact and not come apart after some time.

    ● Adjust Nose Pads: In case the glasses you are wearing come with adjustable nose pads, ensure they are properly fixed to minimize the chances of sliding off the bridge of the nose. Bend them slowly to make them as close to the shape of your nostrils as possible.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

    ● Don't Clean Dry Lenses: Before cleaning your lenses, rinse them to minimize the chances and effects of scratching by dust or debris—dry cleaning results in microscopic scratches that add up with time.

    ● No Saliva: Cleaning your lenses with your saliva is unhygienic and ineffective.

    ● Avoid Improper Storage: Do not expose your glasses to areas that can easily cause scratches or bending. Always use a case or pouch.


Special Care for Coated Lenses

Cleaning solutions specific to coated lenses should be used if your glasses have features like anti-glare or blue light filters. Following the manufacturer's instructions is always advisable to avoid harm to the coatings.

Professional Cleaning

Occasionally, you may require professional polishing or washing depending on the intensity of the smudge or stain on your glasses. Most opticians and eyeglasses stores provide professional cleaning with ultrasonic cleaners that are more effective than home cleaning procedures.


Caring for your black glasses is crucial in ensuring they can effectively serve their purpose of providing clear vision and comfort and lasting as long as possible. If you follow the steps mentioned in this article and the additional tips outlined above, your glasses will remain in near-perfect condition and give you the best performance and look. Maintaining the glasses is helpful in prolonging the use of the eyeglasses and maintaining vision and style.

Remember that regular cleaning and care are the most important when using glasses. Take proper care of, clean, store, and use them very carefully. This way, you will be able to have a full value out of your black square glasses for many years to come.

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