WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR CLEANING SPECTACLES?
Cleaning spectacles by using Peeps means you will see the difference. Many lens cleaners can leave a cloudy glass, so clean your glasses regularly the peeps way. The benefit of the Peeps brushes ensures no scratching before you clean them, and the cleaning pads are kept in a protective cap between uses. Over a day, your glasses, especially if wearing a facemask, normally collect dust, dirt, and oil from your face and hands. By ideally cleaning your lenses daily with the Peeps method, you can cut down on the overall daily cloudiness you may experience and allowing the lenses to air dry.
We recommend that for residue that is harsh or more than just fingerprints, to use a good quality microfibre cloth and lens cleaning solution or lens cleaning tissue/wipe.
Peeps and the micro-cloth differ in that a micro-cloth tends to live in a pocket or case and will attract dust and grip particles over time that potentially can scratch the lenses or, worse still, with paper towels.
Your glasses can be a breeding ground for potentially harmful microorganisms. Incorrect lens cleaning can cause microscopic scratches that gradually wear down lenses and impair vision. The correct lens wipes are also ideal for cleaning smartphones or tablet displays, which, like eyewear, are breeding grounds for microorganisms. Uncleaned touchscreens will harbour more microrganisms than cleaned touchscreens.
CLEANING SPECTACLES WITH PEEPS
Do your foggy lenses leave you feeling unsafe or uncomfortable?
Unclean glasses look unsightly and can reduce your sight,so clean them regularly. The increased use of face masks whist wearing glasses sometimes leaves behind a thin soiled film. Wash your hands before cleaning your glasses. To use the Peeps device the lenses must be dry for the pads to absorb any oils.
If cleaning a wet surface then it’s best to use a micro fibre cloth with warm tap water and a drop of detergent or spectacle cleaner. Hot water can damage lens coatings. Individually wrapped cleaners tend to be better for nose pads. Sometimes dust shields or protective eye wear are required in certain environments as well to reduce contaminants.
Trying to drive with foggy lenses? Walking down the stairs with foggy lenses?
Do your lenses get foggy when drinking hot beverages,eating hot food, boiling a pot of water? Do foggy lenses inconvenience you when doing things around the house
– Emptying your dishwasher?
– Getting ready after a shower?
Peeps and optifog are the answer
Cleaning spectacles with peeps is ideal. No more dry cloths to clean your frame and earpieces will be required.
Avoid lenses fogging when moving from cold to hot environments. We have camera-quality lens coatings and anti-fogging lenses.
From the bridge of your nose or even a face mask or face coverings, soiling can occur so peeps cleaning and use of the microfiber cloth is ideal.
Your glasses can be a breeding ground for potentially harmful microorganisms. Incorrect lens cleaning can cause microscopic scratches that gradually wear down lenses and impair vision.
The correct lens wipes are also ideal for cleaning smartphones or tablet displays, which, like eyewear, are breeding grounds for microorganisms. Uncleaned touchscreens will harbor more microorganisms than cleaned touchscreens
Microfibre cloths are made usually of Nylon and polyester. However, some suppliers in the market have lesser quality microfibre cloths. Unlike the “Peeps” over time the micro-cloth will stop being effective and cleaning in a cold wash with no or mild detergent will improve the cloths cleaning ability again. Normally a microfibre cloth will last around 2 months used every day, before it starts to lose its cleaning ability.
Many lens cleaners can leave a cloudy glass so clean your glasses regularly the peeps way. Peeps benefit is its brush which ensures no scratching before you clean them and the cleaning pads are kept in a protective cap between use.
We recommend that for residue that is harsh or more than just fingerprints, to use a good quality microfibre cloth and lens cleaning solution, or lens cleaning tissue/wipe.
The difference between Peeps and micro-cloth is that a micro-cloth tends to live in a pocket or case and will attract dust and grip particles over time that potentially can scratch the lenses or worse still with paper towels.
Cracks at the surface of the lens with various patterns and intensities is called crazing and can be reduced by applying the peeps method.
This can be due to the lenses not having a good quality coating to protect against oils,scratches,waterbeading,fingerprints etc
Hard coats can vary in quality and with the antireflective multicoats applied . Blooms are a function of the thickness.
As the coating is applied to different materials scratch resistance and abrasion test regimes such as 100 Blows, Bayer etc show the varying robustness of these very thin films.
The more flexible the material the more it moves with the coating avoiding breaks.
The benefit of the best quality lens coatings include glare and surface reflection reduction,anti-smudge and antistatic properties. Ease of cleaning and antifogging properties all contribute to why it pays to invest in better quality lenses and coatings.
The name Peeps is also known in the USA as a maker of marshmallow candies
Peeps candies are produced by the US candy company called Just Born. … The company is named after Sam Born who took over the Rodda Candy company who made the original candy peeps. Peeps are shaped like baby chickens and made of a soft marshmallow rolled in colored sugar, with eyes made of edible wax. The USA produces its favourite peeps company candies, mike and ike,hot tamales to eat.
BUT Spectacle peeps are to clean eyeglasses and are not related to the candy company that make peeps.
Are foggy lenses an issue for you when playing sports or enjoying outdoor activities such as running, cycling, or playing tennis? Do foggy lenses bother you at work where precision and safety are a priority and do you tell your eye doctor it is your eyes instead? Coating quality and type, e.g. hydrophobic or hydrophilic, will affect fogging tendency and the environment.
HOW DO YOU STOP GLASSES FOGGING?
Antifog glasses are ideal if you are going in and out of cold rooms or for underground workers. Dust shields, protective eyewear and better lens coatings can also reduce fogging and contaminants. Eyeglass fogging is a primary concern in the workplace, being an occupational health and safety issue as it obstructs the vision making it dangerous for workers. Some products are reusable up to 300 times, and each wipe lasting 30 days for use on all optical lenses, windshields, digital screens, and other glassware.
Optifog lenses need to be reactivated with the Optifog activator about once a week in normal conditions or diminishing anti-fog performance.
Cleaning with water removes the Optifog Activator. Lenses may need to be reactivated sooner if they have been in contact with water. Previously the Optifog Activator was applied by a drop or spray on each side of the Optifog lenses but now has been integrated into the Opti Fog microfibre lens cloth, which lasts approximately six months.
Microfibre cloths are made usually of Nylon and polyester. However, some suppliers in the market have lesser quality microfibre cloths. Unlike the “Peeps”, over time, the micro-cloth will stop being effective and cleaning in a cold wash with no or mild detergent will improve the materials cleaning ability again. Typically a microfibre cloth will last around two months used every day before it starts to lose its cleaning ability.
Cracks at the lens’s surface with various patterns and intensities are called crazing. Peep lens maintenance will reduce this, but it can be due to the lenses not having a good quality coating to protect against oils, scratches, water beading, fingerprints etc
Hard coats can vary in quality and with the anti-reflective multi coats applied. Blooms are a function of its thickness. UV can strike the eye directly from around the lens if it does not offer sufficient coverage, based on lens curvature, size, shape, and placement.
Also, environmental factors, such as weather conditions, sun angle, and lens fogging, can affect how much UV reaches the eye.
The mathematical model E-SPF Eye, Sun Protection Factor by Essilor, was developed as a ratio comparing UV exposure of the eye with and without eyewear, considering the various lens parameters and sun angles. Higher ESPF values represent better overall protection.
As the coating is applied to different materials, scratch resistance and abrasion test regimes such as 100 Blows, Bayer etc., show the varying robustness of these fragile films.
The more flexible the material, the more it moves with the coating avoiding breaks. The best quality lens coatings benefit from glare and surface reflection reduction,anti-smudge, and antistatic properties. The ease of cleaning and antifogging properties contributes to why it pays to invest in better quality lenses and coatings.
Most multi coats have hydrophobic skin rather than hydrophilic, which is the opposite of what we are achieving with the wipe. Most anti-fog lens wipes do not work on hydrophobic lenses.
The coatings are difficult to see with the naked eye, as the type of coating can all look the same to some degree, but quality overall viewing angles, durability and scratch resistance can vary. Apart from lab tests, a straightforward way to check the hydrophobic coating quality is called an oil or water test that involves running water over the lenses. In trying to shake the water off, one will observe the water will bead up on the better coatings, and the continued shaking leave almost no water left on the lens. The poorer coatings will have the water stick to the lenses, and you will need a cloth to remove the water.
It is like waxing a car then putting the hose over the car. The water beads up and rolls off. The ideal is a clear, durable fog-free vision with no-glare efficiency and no deleterious impact on scratch resistance or dust repellence.
Fog-free vision is achieved by spreading the fog into a uniform, invisible layer of water on the lens surface. Fog appears with temperature change, always from cold to hot environment with condensing tiny droplets depending upon temperature differences and relative humidity, time of exposure. Still, on a lens, with anti-fog, it is spread invisibly on the lens surface. It can happen when stepping out in the cold or when entering an air-conditioned environment. It’s most likely to occur during strenuous activity when the body gives off more heat and humidity gets trapped behind the lens.
Fog on the front surfaces disperses very quickly. Moisture on the back surfaces is worse due to body heat, especially if wearing wrap frames.
Essilor Crizal Optifog are registered trademarks of Essilor international and contain proprietary technology just as its other coatings can influence the ESPF (sun protection)
The Anti-Fog Top layer placed on the OPTiFOG lenses is activated with the OPTiFOG Activator Cloth. The OPTiFOG Activator Cloth has the power to activate and clean the lens at the same time. Just use the OPTiFOG Activator Cloth whenever you clean your lenses. Together they provide fog-free vision by spreading fog into a uniform, invisible layer of water on the lens surface. The Optifog lens incorporates a Multicoat, a Generic Multicoat similar to Crizal A2 and is on front and back surfaces. This is more effective than stand-alone anti-fog wipes in cleaning your eyeglasses.
The cloth is used to maintain the coating and ensure the additional Properties in Optifog are maintained and activate accordingly to prevent the fogging effect on the lenses.
Crizal UV with Optifog benefits
Fog repellence ***Dust repellence *** Smudge resistance *Scratch resistance ***AR efficiency ***
Wearer benefits: Essilor Crizal Optifog- No distortion, No loss of contrast, Fog-free vision, Glare reduction, Scratch resistance, Ease of lens cleaning, Increased safety for driving, Durability.
The best quality lens coatings benefit from glare and surface reflection reduction,anti-smudge, and antistatic properties. The ease of cleaning and antifogging properties contributes to why it pays to invest in better quality lenses and coatings.
How does the Optifog Activator Cloth work on other lenses?
The anti-fog performance will not be as efficient in terms of fog prevention nor as durable.
• only use warm water on the lenses
• dry the lenses
• then use the activating cloth
• don’t wash the cloth
During extended periods under high humidity conditions, the lens coating may reach its adsorption capacity, and lenses may become covered with a thin layer of water or begin to fog. In such cases, a wipe with a soft cloth will enable normal fog adsorption to be restored.
EN-166 European Standard is the requirement for the time in which lens clarity is maintained under controlled humid conditions
Most water-based liquids remove the molecules of the Optifog Activator Cloth
Heavy rain may remove it as well. If you notice your lenses are not fogging repellent enough, reactivate them with the Optifog Activator Cloth. With the latest cloths, The Optifog Activation is within the lens cloth, so applying twice a week should maintain the coating.
The hydrophobic will tend to cause fog; hydrophilic tend to not fog. Technically hydrophilic are less easy to clean than hydrophobic Sometimes, there are compromises made between the two to try and have the best of both worlds.
Most anti-reflective coatings are hydrophobic today.
The main focus is on hardness. Adhesion will be based on the hard coating process and how that is effected by the lens index.
Antireflection coatings are mineral coatings with no allowance for movement, so the hard coat does the stretching between the antireflection coating and the lens itself.
Fogging is caused by water vapour condensation. This condensation occurs when water vapour from your sweat, breath, and ambient humidity lands on the cold surface of your lenses. The vapour cools and changes into tiny drops of liquid, forming a film that you see as fog.
Most anti-fog lenses use anti-fogging agents, which are chemicals that prevent water condensation in tiny droplets. The treatments work by minimising surface tension, resulting in a non-scattering film of water instead of single droplets. Anti-fog lens coatings prevent water vapour from forming tiny droplets, which we see as “fog.” The water vapour will still condense over time but is typically slowed down. The length of the delay depends on the quality of the anti-fog treatment and environmental conditions.
Antireflection coatings that offer anti-fog agents on lenses typically don’t last because day to day cleaning destroys it.
The better fog sticks and sprays allow for fog resistance when you need it to be.
The anti-fog wipes help with fogging because the chemicals in the cloth will prevent water condensation. This will minimise surface tension.