How to clean your sunglasses properly
After a muddy day on the bike track, the last thing you want to think about is how you’re going to clean your sunglasses.
Oakley sport sunglasses are designed with long lasting mirrored lenses and better polarisation for performance.
However, it is important to give them the special care and attention they require to maintain high performance levels.
In order to maintain this, check out our tips on how to clean your sunglasses with the right products so they can keep you protected.
Why is it important to clean your sunglasses properly?
Oakley sunglasses are designed for rugged durability, but they also require special care and attention to maintain optimal performance.
When taking your bike on the track, poor vision can affect your performance. Dirt, dust and debris can not only scratch your sunglasses, but also lead to permanent damage.
Most people will wipe these spots with a tissue however it can smear more dirt and scratch your lenses. It is important to correctly clean your sunglasses to maintain better clarity and glare reduction.
How to clean sunglasses properly with the right products
- Rinse with warm water
Mud and dirt from the bike tracks can easily scratch and wear down your sunglasses – even when your shades feel smooth and dry. A gentle rinse with warm water will remove any stubborn dust or debris before you rub and wipe them clean.
- Use a microfibre cloth to remove fingerprints or smudges.
It’s not uncommon for people to wipe their sunglasses clean with their breath and a wipe of their shirt..
However, high-performance apparel such as sportswear are made with anti-odor fabrics containing silver, which is like sandpaper on the lenses. It is important to use a microfibre cloth as your go-to cleaning tool to avoid scratches.
- Use a lens cleaner to remove tough smudges
Sometimes using lukewarm water and microfibre cleaning cloths may not be enough for your dirty rays.
Using a lens cleaner may be your new best friend, as it is safe for polycarbonate lenses and will minimise streaks and watermarks.
At The Eye Place, we can help you find the right Oakley sunglasses for your lifestyle, sport or performance fit. Every pair comes with a complimentary microfibre cloth so you can keep your sunglasses clean and ready for days out on the track.
Contact us or visit the store to find out why we choose Oakley sunglasses as protective sportswear for dirty days.