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How To Clean Sunglases Like A Pro

How To Clean Sunglases Like A Pro

At Memorí, we delve into the finer details of eyewear care to ensure your sunglasses stay as pristine as the day you got them. In this guide, we'll walk you through the best practices for cleaning your sunglasses, from choosing the right cleaning agents to addressing common concerns.


Choosing the Right Cleaning Agent:

When it comes to cleaning your sunglasses, simplicity is key. Opt for a mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid diluted in lukewarm water. Avoid harsh chemicals like ammonia, bleach, or alcohol-based cleaners as they can damage lens coatings and frames. As a rule of thumb – if you wouldn’t use it on your skin, don’t use it on your glasses


The Cleaning Process:

  1. Start by rinsing your sunglasses under lukewarm water to remove any surface dust or debris.
  2. Apply a small amount of mild soap to your fingertips and gently lather the lenses and frames.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove all soap residue. 
  4. Use a microfiber cloth to gently pat to dry your sunglasses, DO NOT RUB. You don’t want to rub, because any debris on the cloth could scratch your lenses. Make sure to pat the hinges dry as well. 
  5. Once all visible water has been patted away, leave your sunglasses to sit in a well ventilated area for any last moisture to evaporate. 
  6. Shine and polish your sunglasses with the cleaning cloth included with purchase.      



Frequency of Cleaning:

Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the clarity and longevity of your sunglasses. We recommend cleaning them at least once a week, especially if you wear them frequently or in environments with dust, sweat, or sunscreen residue.


Can Sunglasses and Optical Glasses Be Cleaned in the Same Manner?

Yes, the same cleaning method can be applied to both sunglasses and optical glasses. However, if your optical glasses have special coatings or treatments, it's best to consult your optician for specific care instructions.



Will my sunglasses rust if I wash them?

No, sunglasses typically do not rust as they are made from materials like plastic, acetate, or metal alloys that are resistant to rust. However, it's essential to rinse off saltwater after a beach day to prevent corrosion.

How often should I wash my sunglasses?

We recommend cleaning your sunglasses at least once every ten wears, and after every beach day. Depending on your usage and environment, more frequent cleaning may be needed. There is no such thing as cleaning them too often, as long as you follow the above steps.



In conclusion, caring for your sunglasses is not only about keeping them looking their best but also ensuring their performance and durability. By following these simple cleaning tips and avoiding harsh cleaners, you can continue making great memories in your Memoríes for years to come.


Stay tuned to the Memorí learning blog for more eyewear care tips and trends. Memorí is the leading sunglasses brand for small fit, luxury sunglasses for men and women. Every pair is handmade in Italy and expertly designed to fit smaller than average face shapes (Best sunglasses for narrow heads, petite faces, and small faces).


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