How to Properly Clean Your Prescription Safety Glasses for Long-Lasting Clarity and Protection

Prescription safety glasses are essential for protecting your eyes during DIY projects, hobbies or on a job site. However, to ensure their optimal performance and longevity, regular cleaning is crucial. In this blog, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to clean your prescription safety glasses properly, keeping them free from dirt, smudges, and scratches so you can maintain clear vision and reliable eye protection.

Step 1: Gather the Right Cleaning Materials

Before you start cleaning your prescription safety glasses, gather the appropriate cleaning materials. Avoid using abrasive or harsh chemicals, which may damage the lens coatings. Instead, opt for the following:

A microfiber cleaning cloth: These soft, lint-free cloths remove dust, fingerprints, and smudges without scratching the lenses. Be sure to wash or replace your cleaning cloths regularly as dirt, oil from your skin, etc., builds up. 

Mild dish soap or lens cleaning solution: Use a gentle, non-abrasive soap or a specialized lens cleaning solution to remove stubborn dirt and grime. Blue dish soup is our favorite at SafeVision because it typically has degreaser compounds to help remove smudges.

Step 2: Rinse the Glasses Under Lukewarm Water

To begin cleaning, blow on the glasses to remove any large dust particles, then rinse your prescription safety glasses under lukewarm water. This will help remove any loose particles or debris that might scratch the lenses during cleaning. Avoid using hot water, as it may damage certain lens coatings.

Step 3: Apply a Small Amount of Mild Dish Soap or Lens Cleaning Solution

With a few drops of mild dish soap or a lens cleaning solution on your fingertips, gently rub both sides of the lenses and the frames. Make sure to clean the nose pads and temple tips, as they can accumulate sweat and dirt over time. Be cautious not to apply excessive pressure, especially if your glasses have anti-reflective or anti-scratch coatings.

Step 4: Rinse Thoroughly Under Lukewarm Water

Once you’ve applied the soap or cleaning solution, thoroughly rinse your prescription safety glasses under lukewarm water. This step will remove any residue from the lenses and ensure that no cleaning solution remains, which could irritate your eyes.

Step 5: Pat Dry with a Microfiber Cloth

After rinsing, gently pat dry your safety glasses using a microfiber cleaning cloth. Avoid using paper towels, tissues, or clothing, as they may scratch the lenses. The microfiber cloth will dry the glasses and help eliminate any remaining smudges or streaks.

Step 6: Check for Residual Dirt or Smudges

Inspect your prescription safety glasses under good lighting to ensure there are no remaining dirt, streaks, or smudges. If you notice any imperfections, repeat the cleaning process, focusing on the affected areas.

Step 7: Store Your Safety Glasses Properly

Proper storage is crucial for maintaining the clarity and protection of your prescription safety glasses. Keep them in a protective case to shield them from potential scratches or damage when not in use. Avoid keeping prescription safety glasses on your dashboard or in other places where they may be exposed to sunlight and heat for extended periods.


Cleaning your prescription safety glasses regularly is essential to maintain clear vision and reliable eye protection during your DIY project, hobbies, and on the job site. By following this step-by-step guide and using the right cleaning materials, you can ensure that your safety glasses stay in top-notch condition for long-lasting performance.

Remember, your prescription safety glasses are an investment in your eye health and safety. Treat them with care, and they will continue to serve you well, providing the clear vision and protection you need while you pursue your passion for DIY projects and hobbies. At SafeVision, ALL orders for prescription safety glasses come with a microfiber cleaning cloth and protective case or storage pouch. Check out our full assortment at!

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