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Plastic lenses in glasses

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travelsafar Tue 25-Feb-20 19:05:26

Does anyone else find they have trouble cleaning the above. I find they smear really easily and even though i use the proper lenses cleaner from the optician and the silky cloth they give when you get new specs, i still can never get the lenses crystal clear. Sometimes i feel like i am living in a fog!!!!
Wish the glass lenses were still available.

Firecracker123 Tue 25-Feb-20 19:15:07

Try washing up liquid and rinse under the tap they come up sparkling.

Ellianne Tue 25-Feb-20 19:20:32

I don't like plastic lenses because they look misty or smart however much I wipe them. They seem worse when out at night. I also prefer the heavier feel of glass on my nose for some reason. My specs are always Zeiss glass lenses.

J52 Tue 25-Feb-20 19:50:59

I also give my glasses a good clean with washing up liquid. Make up, cleaner etc makes them greasy, apart from the lenses.

M0nica Tue 25-Feb-20 20:01:02

I have had plastic lenses in my glasses for 50 years or more, and not noticed any problem. To clean them I just wipe them on anything around that is suitable: clean hanky, tissue, kitchen towel and now and then dunk them in hot water and washing up liquid.