How to look after your sunglasses

Woman sits holding her sunnysoc

Josh Gray |

We all know that feeling of being excited about a new pair of sunglasses. You can’t wait to show them to your friends, but there it is - a scratch on your lens. Here’s our guide on how to keep your sunglasses scratch-free and in good condition. 

1. Get smudges off of your sunglasses

For best results, rinse your sunglasses in warm water every day. Wash each lens surface with a light liquid dish soap and then dry using a cloth. Avoid using paper-based items or chemicals when cleaning your lenses, as these materials can harm your lenses.

2. Don't leave your sunglasses in the car

Did you realize that too much heat damages sunglasses? This is because it can harm your sunglasses' coating as well as cause them to shift form. During the hot summer months, avoid putting your sunglasses on the dashboard of your car (if they aren't in your sunnysoc).

3. Avoid hard water

Hard water can leave white spots on your sunglasses. Do not use the pool, sprinkler, or other non-filtered water to clean your sunglasses. To keep them looking perfect, wash them with filtered water or use the lens cleaning cloth included in your sunnysoc. 

4. Don’t put chemicals on your sunglasses

While I doubt you'll be immersing your sunglasses in a tub of bleach, there are a few additional substances you should avoid. Hair sprays and chlorine from swimming pools, can all harm your glasses. 

5. Clean Cloths

Clean-clothing is an excellent way to keep your sunglasses smudge-free. We recommend you wash your clean cloth regularly to keep it free of debris, grime, and oils that could harm your lenses. Wash in warm, soapy water without fabric softener, which may cause a film to form on your lenses. sunnysoc has its own built-in lens cloth, which allows you to clean your lenses on the move. 

6. Keep your sunnies scratch free

It may seem obvious, but lenses scratch easier when they are loose in your bag. The carabiner on sunnysoc allows you to attach it to your backpack, eliminating the need to look for it. Light scratching is resistant to the many coatings on your lenses, but strong, abusive scratching can damage coatings and leave noticeable scratches. Our sunnysoc case is ideal for keeping your sunglasses safe when travelling.