Any suggestions from glasses wearers?

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Any suggestions from glasses wearers?

Peggi Peggi
My boyfriend got a new pair of glasses today after I pestered him to finally get an eye exam after, oh, 9 years of wearing OLD ones that were SCRATCHED TERRIBLY.

Well, because he didn't want me spending money on the more expensive lenses, he chose to get the plastic ones. Now, I had plastic lenses once a loooong time ago and had them for about a week when I decided I didn't like them, but I can't remember much about them.

The issue is, his keep getting smudged and we can't figure out how to get them clean! We have a brand new microfiber cloth, it's not dirty at ALL and special lens cleaner that came with the glasses. Neither is doing much to clean off the smudges. Worse yet, we finally got them clean and minutes later without him having touched them and without his hair even falling on them, while he was wearing them, MORE SMUDGES! IT IS SO WEIRD!

Worse than it being weird, ANNOYING!

ANYONE know what we could/should do?
10/28/2011
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Tuesday Tuesday
My glasses have plastic lenses. I use either a microfiber cloth or a tshirt or whatever soft cloth is handy. I'm puzzled about why the smudges aren't coming off for your boyfriend. I would ask about it at the place you bought your glasses.
10/28/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Try adjusting the nose guards so the lenses don't rest against his brow bone. My ex-husband had the same problem but refused to fix it and just lived with the smudges (one of many reasons living with him was a nightmare).

I usually clean mine by running them under water and drying them with a paper towel. Not fancy, but it gets them clean.
10/28/2011
indiglo indiglo
Dishwashing liquid is good for getting gook off them. It cuts through the grime. Just a little dab in the center of the lens, then suds it up really well, rinse, and dry with your little cloth.

I agree, check if they're touching his brow bone, or even his eyelashes. My lenses touch my eyelashes sometimes and it drives me crazy and gets them smudgy. Glasses can be such a pain!
10/28/2011
Peggi Peggi
He's wearing them far enough away that they're definitely not touching any part of his face, it's just so strange that he can clean them and put them on and within minutes there are smudges again. I even watched him without him knowing to see if he was touching them without realizing it, and NOTHING. I even saw when he took them off and there were smudges when there weren't before.

Gah. This reminds me more and more of why I just got lasik
10/28/2011
Peggi Peggi
He's wearing them far enough away that they're definitely not touching any part of his face, it's just so strange that he can clean them and put them on and within minutes there are smudges again. I even watched him without him knowing to see if he was touching them without realizing it, and NOTHING. I even saw when he took them off and there were smudges when there weren't before.

Gah. This reminds me more and more of why I just got lasik
10/28/2011
Peggi Peggi
...apparently, I felt so strongly about that last statement, that I posted it THREE times...that...was weird...
10/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Does he smoke?

Smokers tend to have dirtier glasses than non-smokers.
10/28/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Does he smoke?

Smokers tend to have dirtier glasses than non-smokers.
I did not know this! He does smoke, but not often. It's actually been about a week or two since he last smoked, but that's a possibility!
10/28/2011
EJ EJ
I use one of those glass cleaning cloths that you get from the eyeglass store, and keep it in its little pouch to keep it dust-free, washing it every couple of weeks (or when I notice it's leaving streaks). If I can't get my glasses clean with a clean eye-glass cloth, then I use the spray that you can get with the cloth.

I have noticed that if I wash the cloth with certain detergents, or don't rinse it enough, then it will leave a film on the cloth that will then leave smudges on my glasses. So he might want to try washing the cloth and then rinsing it really well before letting it air dry.

I also tried washing the cloth along with my other laundry and then hanging it out to dry with everything else, but it picked up dust/pollen/who knows what...and didn't do a good job of cleaning my glasses until I washed it again.
10/29/2011
KC Kitten KC Kitten
Did he ever figure it out?
11/01/2011
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