Cleaning spectacles | The best way

No more dry cloths to clean your frame and earpieces.  See the difference with Peeps when you clean your glasses.
The USA produces its favourite peeps company candies, mike and ike,hot tamales to eat but Spectacle peeps are to clean.   
Unclean glasses look unsightly and can reduce your sight.  Wash your hands before cleaning your glasses.
Clean your lenses regularly. Over the course of a day your glasses will normally collect dust, dirt, and oil from your face and hands. By ideally  cleaning your lenses daily with the Peeps method (The lenses must be dry for the pads to absorb the oil if cleaning a wet surface then it’s best to use a microfibre cloth) or  otherwise  with glass cleaner or warm water and a drop of detergent , you can cut down on the overall daily cloudiness you may experience and resorting to other eyeglass cleaners.  Individually wrapped cleaners tend to be better but hot water can damage lens coatings.
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.
scratch resistant

Cleaning Spectacles -We can help

Do your foggy lenses leave you feeling unsafe or uncomfortable ?

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?
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 its your eyes instead ?

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.

What are the other benefits of Crizal UV with Optifog? (registered trademarks of essilor)

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.

Optifog lenses

  • Ideal if you are going in and out of cold rooms – it’s a hazard when  glasses fog.
  • IF dust shields or protective eyewear are required.
  • Beneficial on high wrap frames that sit very close to face. 
  • Underground workers 
  • Do you need anti-fog? – Where ? When?
  • Let us demonstrate  Antifog Lenses and Antifog wipes.
  • The old anti-fog sprays used to leave lenses smeary due to silicon build up.

Optifog lenses need to be reactivated with the Optifog activator about  once a week in normal conditions or when the anti-fog performance is diminishing.
 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 last approximatey 6 months. 

Clear, durable fog-free vision with no-glare efficiency  no impact on the Scratch resistance or dust repellence is possible.
Fog-free vision is achived by spreading 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  but on a lens with optifog are spread invisibly on the lens surface.
It can happen when stepping out in the cold, or when entering an air-conditioned environment, and it’s most likely to happen during strenuous activity when the body is giving off more heat, and humidity gets trapped behind the lens.
Fog on the front surfaces disperse very quickly . Fog on the back surfaces is worse due  to body heat especially if wearing  wrap frames.

During extended periods of time under conditions of high humidity, 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, wipe with 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

When do the anti-fog properties might need to be re-activated?
Most water based liquids remove the molecules of the Optifog Activator Cloth
Heavy rain may remove it as well
If you notice your lenses is not fog repellent enough: Simply reactivate it with the Optifog Activator Cloth. 
With the latest cloths The Optifog Activation in Inside the lens cloth  so applying  twice a week  should  maintain the coating.

The Anti-Fog Top layer placed on the OPTiFOG lenses are 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 which is a Generic Multicoat which is 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.

Essilor crizal optifog are registered trademarks of essilor international and contain proprietary technology just as its other coatings can influence the ESPF (sun protection)
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.
In addition, environmental factors, such as weather conditions,sun angle and amount of lens fogging can affect how much UV reaches the eye.
Essilors mathematical model E-SPF Eye Sun Protection Factor 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.

How does the Optifog Activator Cloth work on other lenses?
The anti-fog performance :
Won’t be as efficient in terms of fog prevention
Won’t be as durable

Peeps spectacle cleaner

Cleaning Spectacles -We can help. Stop those foggy glasses .Have clean sparkling lenses.
How do we get nice clean lenses to see better every day ?
Peep every day!   

 Peeps are ideal  for daily or ongoing maintenance rather than for the harsher residue that can build up over time depending on ones environment.

A common problem you would have experienced  is how to clean your glasses with  dirty or smudgy lenses if not protected and kept in their case.

Cracks at the surface of the lens with various patterns and intensities is called crazing and can be reduced by applying the peeps method.

crazing of lens
A common problem you would have experienced  is how to clean your glasses with  dirty or smudgy lenses if not protected and kept in their case.

This can be due to the lenses not having a good quality coating to protect against oils,scratches,waterbeading,fingerprints etc
Rinse your glasses liberally  daily in warm water.
Use a mild soap to wash each lens surface. Dry using a clean, soft, absorbent cloth. Use your fingertips in gentle circular motions  lather  over both sides of your lenses, around the frame, and down each earpiece or leaave to air dry.
 Clean the nose pads with a cotton swab or soft toothbrush.Wash away  residue by  under running water as any remaining residue will cause smudges.
 You should avoid using: coarse fabrics, like wool and certain synthetic fabrics, facial tissue, or toilet paper, as these will cause tiny scratches to form on your lenses over time.
Inspect lenses for stubborn stains. Some lenses have scratch resistant coatings.
Keep your clean microfibre cloth or peeps device lens and glasses case handy 
Clean your glasses every morning and as needed. Make cleaning your glasses part of your morning routine. Check them regularly throughout the day, and touch them up as needed.
Keeping your glasses clean and smudge-free will help prevent scratches.

Wash your microfiber cloths frequently. Microfiber cloths collect grease and dirt, so you should wash yours after 2 or 3 uses.
Sometimes eyeglasses can be cleaned more thoroughly with an ultrasonic cleaning device, and yellowing nose pads can be replaced with new ones.
Eyeglass lenses can easily get scratched if you fail to store them somewhere safe. This includes when you take them off at bedtime.
 Always store your glasses in a clean eyeglasses case, and NEVER place them on a table or counter with the lenses facing down.
 If you don’t have a glasses case handy, place your glasses upside down with the temples open — somewhere safe, where they won’t get knocked off a table or countertop.

All eyeglass lenses will get a few scratches over time from normal use and exposure to the environment. (And from occasionally getting dropped or misplaced.) Eyeglasses lenses are scratch resistant, not scratch-proof. 
When purchasing glasses, ask  about anti-scratch warranties , especially important for children’s eyeglasses or if you wear glasses in dusty conditions.

Abusive scratching can break the coatings and cause visible marks so such cleaning practices will also help minimize scratching for spectacle  wearers.
 Avoid contact with acetone (nail polish remover), caustic solutions (such as glass or other ammonia based cleaners), hair sprays containing methylene (listed on label), chlorine (from swimming pools or unfiltered water) or glue.

“Hard” water contains high levels of dissolved minerals, especially calcium and magnesium. It is “softened” by the addition of sodium during the filtering process. Everyday examples include pool water and unfiltered water, such as sprinkler water. “Hard” water can be a nuisance to sunglass wearers, as it leaves white spots on lenses after drying. To avoid spotting, simply rinse any sunglass or eyeglass with filtered (tap) water, and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Excessive heat may deteriorate your lenses or misshape your nylon frame. Avoid placing your sunglasses where you might expect excessive heat, for example, on the dashboard of your car.

Clean cloths are a great way to keep your sunglasses clean and smudge free. We recommend you frequently launder your clean cloth to keep if free of debris, dirt and oils that could damage your lenses.
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. Microfibre cloths are made usually of Nylon and polyester. However, some suppliers in the market have  lesser quality microfibre cloths.  
Once woven the cloth is put through a chemical splitting process that causes micro-fibres to split into tiny triangles when looked at under a micro-scope. There is no alcohol on the cloth, it’s the splitting process of the fibres that makes micro-cloth an efficient cleaning cloth. 
These triangles act like a sponge within the microfibre cloth and ‘suck’ the oil of the lenses. 
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.

Ultrasonic spectacle cleaner

We also can clean your lenses and frames,also any anti reflective coating  if required using our ultrasonic cleaner.​  
Marshmallow peeps are confectionary  that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. Spectacle peeps and an ultrasonic cleaner can cater for even such sticky finger deposits on lenses or as your windsceen finds from the environment.
Ultrasonic cleaning causes  bubbles  to agitate as air is churned up in water .  The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to frame,nose pad and lens materials. ​

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. 

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.

The name Peeps is also known in the USA as a maker of marshmallow candies

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