Eyeglasses, when worn regularly, are constantly exposed to germs, bacteria and viruses. Contagious illnesses such as conjunctivitis and other eye infections can spread if you touch your glasses with unwashed hands. In addition to removing general dirt and stains, cleaning and sterilizing your eyeglasses can help reduce the risk of catching or spreading germs. Use proper cleaning and sterilizing methods to sterilize your eyeglasses without damaging them. This is even more important during time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hold your eyeglasses under warm running water to wet the lenses. Place a drop of soap on each side of both lenses. Rub both lenses and frame making sure to cover all areas including around nose pads. A toothbrush will help getting to all areas.
Rinse your eyeglasses with warm water. Dry the lenses and frames with a soft cloth.
Dampen another cloth with rubbing alcohol. Wipe off the surface of the lenses and frames with the rubbing alcohol to sterilize the eyeglasses. Dry the glasses with a clean cloth. Alternatively, fill a spray bottle ¾ full of rubbing alcohol. Top up with water. You can also add a couple of drops of liquid dish soap. Spray your frame and lenses liberally then dry off with a soft cloth.