Looking after your Specs Addict glasses and sunglasses
What is the best way to clean your Specs Addict glasses?
First up, be sure you don’t wipe them with an old tissue or a piece of clothing, use your special Specs Addict micro-fibre cleaning cloth.
We are all guilty of wiping our fingerprints and smudges from our lenses with our shirt sleeve or a tissue, yet most of us don’t realise how damaging this can be to the life of our lenses and our ability to see through them clearly.
Glasses lenses are precision products and need to be cared for much the same way you would handle expensive jewellery and crystal – a little TLC is in order. That’s why Specs Addict provides you with a special microfiber cleaning cloth. This revolutionary product is tough on gunk and dust – yet soft and gentle on the lenses of your sunglasses and prescription glasses.
The microfiber cloth was originally designed to meet the needs of high-tech electronics, where delicate surfaces needed to be cleaned but not damaged by the wiping tool. Materials such as tissues, textiles or general clothing items are made of materials that are not as soft as microfiber cloths, and can scratch your eyewear lenses. What’s more, these materials are more likely to carry dust, grease or small hard particles that could scratch delicate surfaces, like your spectacle lenses.
What is the Specs Addict microfiber cloth?
The Specs Addict cloth is made from microfiber. Microfibers are 1/100 the diameter of a human hair and 10 times finer than silk. Which is what gives them that silk suede like feel. Each fiber is wedge-shaped and woven into millions of mini hooks and loops which are composed of polyester filaments and a core of nylon, making the fibers oil-attracting and moisture-retentive.
How do they work?
Dried stains, dust, grease, dirt and micro-particles that can gather on your eyewear lenses are attracted to and absorbed by the millions of individual hook and looped fibers.
The chemistry of this is basically that gunk and dust on your lenses carries a negative charge which is attracted into the positively charged fibers of the microfiber, trapping them inside the fibers. Therefore the Specs Addict cloth doesn’t scratch the surface of your lenses and leaves a sparkling clean finish.
The unique structure of microfiber means it can be used on wet or dry lenses, either dampened by cool water or special lens cleaner.
However, if your lenses are really smudgy and grimy, then we recommend that you clean them in cool soapy water which will wash away the grease, and dry them with your Specs Addict cloth. Important point to remember: Multi coated lenses can be damaged by hot water.
The nylon core, shape and amount of fibers, makes the Specs Addict cloth super absorbent, absorbing up to seven times its weight in water. So with our cloth you can polish and clean your prescription glasses and sunglasses without cleanser products. And, if your Specs Addict cloth isn’t cleaning effectively, all you need to do is wash it with mild detergent to get it back to being as good as new!
How do I clean my Specs Addict Microfibre Cloth?
We recommend that you wash your Specs Addict cloth in warm soapy water, which will open the hooks and loops in the fibers, releasing trapped dirt and grease. Ensure you rinse the cloth well.
Alternatively you can put it in the washing machine but DO NOT USE fabric softeners of any kind, bleach, nappy or sanitary treatment products as the chemicals clog the microfibers, making them less effective.
Line dry your Specs Addict cloth and do not iron it or you will melt the fibers making it ineffective.
Store your cloth in your Specs Addict glasses case so that it stays clean. Avoid putting it in your pocket or handbag as these collect lint and dust easily, which will be attracted to the microfibers making it dirty before you use it for your dashing pair of frames.