How to Clean Hazy, Foggy Eyeglasses

by Brandy Alexander

If you wear eyeglasses, you know that the lenses can easily get dirty and be prone to cloudiness, which reduces your ability to use them. With glasses, you want to be very careful when cleaning your investment because various materials, such as paper towels, can scratch the glass and aides like dish soap may damage the coating found on some lenses. Using a couple of careful methods, you can clean your own hazy, foggy eyeglasses and greatly improve your visibility.

Items you will need

  • Eyeglasses
  • Warm water
  • Eyeglass cleaner
  • Cotton, lint-free cloth
  • Eyeglasses case
Step 1

Place your glasses under warm running water and wet both sides of the lenses. The water removes any existing debris that can potentially scratch your eyeglasses as you clean them.

Step 2

Hold your eyeglasses between the lenses (the part that sits on your nose). Spray an eyeglass cleaner on both sides of each lens.

Step 3

Rub the cleaner into the glass carefully with a cotton, lint-free cloth. Further, rub down the portion of the frame that encircles each lens to ensure that you pick up any remaining particles that may fall back on the glass.

Step 4

Rinse the lenses with warm water to clean off the solution and use a clean portion of your cloth to dry your eyeglasses. Do not allow your lenses to stay wet because it can cause the hazy, foggy appearance when dried.

Step 5

Put your eyeglasses in a case to make sure they do not get scratched while lying on a hard surface. Scratches are a common factor in eyeglasses, making them harder to see through.

About the Author

Brandy Alexander has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a glass artist with a Web design and technical writing background. Alexander runs her own art-glass business and has been a contributor to "Glass Line Magazine" as well as various online publications.