Homemade Eye Glass Cleaning Solution

by Elizabeth Chaplin ; Updated September 28, 2017

Clean your eyeglasses with a homemade solution.

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Typical eyeglass cleaner consists of only a few household ingredients. However, eyeglass companies manage to sell eyeglass cleaner for upwards of 8 dollars. The main ingredient in most eyeglass cleaners is rubbing alcohol, which is packaged in large bottles and found in many convenience stores for under 2 dollars. Instead of paying more for a tiny bottle of eyeglass cleaner, mix your own recipe with rubbing alcohol and a few other household ingredients.

Items you will need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Dish soap
  • Microfiber cloth
Step 1

Mix a solution of three parts rubbing alcohol and one part water into a small spray bottle.

Step 2

Add two or three drops of clear dish soap to the mixture and gently twirl the liquid around to fully mix the ingredients.

Step 3

Replace the spray bottle nozzle cap. Spray each eyeglass lens--front and back--with one squirt of cleaning solution.

Step 4

Pinch a microfiber cloth between your thumb and index finger and pinch the eyeglass lens. Rub the lenses with the cloth in a circular motion until the cleaner is gone.


  • Before applying the spray cleaner, fill a bowl with warm, soapy water; swirl the lenses around in it; and dry with a cotton cloth. This will remove any dust or dirt on the lenses that cause scratches.

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