I have started to use reduced lenses to try to reduce my prescription strength. That will be a blog post for later, once I see how it works for me. In the meantime I now have lots of eyeglasses that I have ordered online as i try different lens reductions.
I have never been happy with the standard way of cleaning glasses, using microfiber cloths and spray cleaners. They always seem to leave a residue that does not evaporate or eventually causes me to scratch the lense coating.
My new solution is to use a camera lens pens, and it works great! I am able to clean the lenses with no scratching or residue.
First you brush away any dirt on the surface with the brush side of the lens pen. Brushing both sides of the lenses until you don’t have any dirt. The brush also tends to move around any smudges or oils on the lenses so you might see it streaking the lenses. That will go away in the next step.
The second step is to wipe the lenses with the carbon applicator to remove any smudges. The carbon applicator will clean the lenses. Move the applicator around so it moves the smudges off the edge of the lens, instead of stopping in the middle. If your carbon applicator does not have much carbon on it, you can put the cap back on and move the cap on and off the applicator. The cap of the lens pen has a carbon sponge inside of it that can apply more carbon.
I love how clean my eyeglasses are now. This is the cleanest i’ve ever gotten my eyeglasses and have ordered a few lens pens from amazon to keep them around.