I wear glasses (spectacles) and when I clean them I’ve always used the little spray bottle of “Lens Cleaner” supplied by the optometrist. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that my eyes water and sting a bit after I put my glasses on following cleaning them. I’ve tried another brand of spray lens cleaner, and also some wipes, but I have the same problem with eye irritation. I know that the lens cleaners have Ethylene glycol monobutyl and other chemicals in them, and I’m not sure why all of a sudden my eyes seem to be irritated, when I’ve used lens cleaner for years. Do any of the mums out there have a recommendation for a non-chemical solution (or a home-made one) that I can use to clean my glasses?


Posted by no1ladydj, 28th May 2014

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  • I would tell this to the optometrist and make sure you have a thorough eye test. I sometimes use plain water on soft tissue and it seems fine to me .

  • Norwex sell an optic scarf which is great for this.
    https://norwexbiz.com.au/?p=n&sectid=4&cid=6&pid=305204 (there are a few different designs). You can find a norwex consultant on the homepage if you are interested.

  • I would first try a little dishwashing liquid and warm water, and if that doesn’t clean them well enough, then a little diluted vinegar.

  • Vinegar and water works really well

  • Try 2 drops of vinegar mixed with 8 drops of water in a washed out spray bottle.

  • just wash them or a little vinegar in water and spray that on

  • Like others I use a tiny drop of detergent on the lenses and gently rub under running warm water, or sometimes just water. I don’t like the bought products either, they have a strong smell so no wonder they affect our eyes.

  • water is ok ? you could have a try.

  • Vinegar, it works amazingly to clean glass!

  • I just use a little drop of dishwashing liquid and find that works well for me.

  • Try using diluted vinegar in water it’s helped me.

  • Try using dilute vinegar.. Although most of the time I just use the cloth that gets supplied with the glasses and wipe very well..

  • I hope you find a suitable thing to keep your glasses clean

  • I tried just using water today, and it didn’t really get rid of some of the marks on the glasses. Will give the diluted vinegar a try.

  • have you thought about putting vinegar diluted in water in a spray bottle and trying that?

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