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Cleaning safety eyewear

11 July 2017

Failure to look after safety eyewear can affect the quality of the lens and the protection it provides. Sangeeta Aeri, technical manager at PPE specialist Supertouch, talks through the importance of taking care of your safety glasses.  

Cleaning fluids: Before cleaning your glasses you should first gently blow any loose dirt or debris from the lenses. Then rinse with warm water to remove any dirt particles that are still sitting on the surface. Pat the lens dry then apply a cleaning solution or moist lens cleaning towelette approved by the provider.

It is strongly advised to never use soap, washing up liquid or traditional glass cleaners (typically used for windows) to clean safety glasses. These products contain chemicals that can cause damage to the coating on the lenses.

Wipe with the right material: It’s imperative that you choose the right material to clean your lenses. We advise against using clothing, paper towels, napkins or tissues to clean the lens of safety glasses as most of these fabrics are infused with abrasive fibres. These fibres can easily scratch the lens and affect the level of vision. Instead, microfibre cloths are highly recommended.

Routine care: It can be easy to forget, but regular care and attention is an important rule to follow. Cleaning at least once a week is advised but as often as you can is clearly preferred. 

For more information about the Pyramex range of protective eyewear visit: www.supertouch.com