How to Clean Eye Glasses With Windex

by Danielle Gream ; Updated September 28, 2017

Windex is an inexpensive and effective eyeglass cleaner.

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Proper cleaning is essential in prolonging the life of your eyeglasses. Cleaning removes dirt and particle buildup that causes your eyeglasses to become hazy and scratched. Regular cleaning sessions also provide time to inspect your eyeglasses for damage such as chips, cracks or loose screws. Though there are many eyeglass specific cleaners on the market, you can also clean your glasses with a window cleaner, such as Windex.

Rinse your eyeglasses under running water. Rinsing before cleaning with Windex and drying with a cloth removes dirt and particles that could scratch your lenses when rubbed. Hold your eyeglasses by the temples and run each lens, front and back, under warm water.

Take your eyeglasses by the bridge. Spray inside and outside of each lens with Windex.

Wrap lens cloth or another soft, non-shedding cloth around one lens and dry by rubbing back and forth across the lens. Rub gently but firmly to remove dirt without damaging the eyeglasses. Repeat for the other lens.

Clean ridges and crevices with a cotton swap soaked in Windex.

Dry eyeglasses. The most gentle method for drying is to shake excess water off over a sink and lay on a soft cloth to air dry. If time doesn't allow, dry eyeglasses by gently wiping with a dry lens cloth or lay eye glasses on a towel and use a blow dryer on the lowest setting.


  • Store eyeglasses in a lens case when you're not wearing them to prevent dirt buildup and damage.

    Wash hands prior to cleaning your eyeglasses.

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Based just outside Eugene, Ore., Danielle Gream began writing professionally in 2010 for various websites. Gream is the co-owner of a business consulting firm that specializes in leadership training and effective communication. She holds a Bachelor of Science in communication from the University of Phoenix.