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How to Disinfect Sunglasses

by Trey Johnson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Sunglasses can be a haven for germs.

sunglasses image by Oliver Lehermaier from Fotolia.com

Sunglasses can be a haven for germs. Sneezing kids, unwashed hands and dirty countertops may lead to germs being transferred to your sunglasses and your face. Disinfecting your sunglasses prevents the accumulation of pathogens and keeps your shades looking new. With a little time, simple supplies and a bit of elbow grease, you can clean your sunglasses.

Rinse sunglasses with warm water to remove loose dirt from the exterior.

Spray disinfectant onto a soft cloth until it is damp. Wipe the sunglasses, taking care to clean nosepads, hinges and crevices.

Rinse sunglasses with warm water to remove disinfectant residue.

Dry sunglasses.

Tip

  • Test a small area of the sunglasses with the disinfectant to avoid damage.

    Refer to your manufacturer's instructions for cleaning lenses with special coatings.

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  • sunglasses image by Oliver Lehermaier from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Trey Johnson has been writing since 2001 and has been a professional firefighter since 2007. He attends American Military University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in fire science management.