What Is The Best Cleaner To Use On Eyeglasses With Anti Reflective Coating?


An anti-reflective coating on eyeglasses eliminates light reflections from all angles, enhancing visibility by allowing the majority of light to pass through the lenses. With minimal reflection, the lenses become nearly invisible, facilitating clear visibility of facial expressions in any lighting condition. Embracing an anti-reflective coating provides numerous advantages to wearers.

Why Is Anti-Reflective Coating Beneficial?

Did you know that the high-index lenses can only reflect less than 15 percent of the light that hits the lens? Regular plastic lenses reflect less than 90 percent of light. This will cause a significant amount of problems when glasses are worn in conditions where there is a low amount of life, such as during nighttime.

This is where anti-reflective coating comes into play. Thin eyeglasses lenses, such as the high-index lenses, that have the anti-reflective coating will give you a better opportunity to see clearly because the vision will be sharper and there will be a reduction in glare.

Cleaning Your Anti-Reflective Coating Lenses

Some people think that cleaning any type of eyeglasses is easy and that it does not take that much effort. However, cleaning eyeglass lenses the wrong way can cause some damage to your lenses.

When cleaning lenses with an anti-reflective coating, you will need to do more than simply wipe the lenses with a towel. If you do not take the right steps in cleaning your glasses, you could cause more damage to your lenses.

Avoid These Mistakes When Cleaning Your Glasses

  • Do not clean the lenses if they are dry
  • If the lenses have dirt on them, do not rub your lenses
  • Do not clean your lenses with your shirt, tissue paper, napkins, or paper towels
  • Do not use any cleaners that have ammonia in them

Any type of scratches on lenses can cause major problems because the scratches will be visible and it will be difficult for the lenses to continue eliminating the light reflections.

It is not difficult to keep the anti-reflective cleaned. There are various cleaning solutions available to clean your eyeglasses, but best cleaner to use on eyeglasses with anti-reflective coating is water and soap. Yes, warm water, soap, and a cloth made of microfiber.

Time To Clean

One of the things you should always remember is to avoid trying to clean your lenses when they are not wet. When you try to clean your dry lenses that have dirt on them, you will simply rub the dirt into the anti-reflective coating which will result in scratches and other marks.


Cleaning sprays for eyeglass lenses provide a convenient and effective solution for removing dirt, fingerprints, and debris, ensuring clear vision and prolonging the lifespan of the lenses.


Microfiber cleaning cloths offer superior cleaning performance for eyeglass lenses due to their ability to effectively remove dirt, smudges, and oils without scratching or leaving residue.

Pre-moistened lens wipes offer a quick, convenient, and portable solution for effectively cleaning eyeglass lenses, removing smudges, dirt, and fingerprints without the need for additional cleaning agents or water.



When the lenses have any type of marks on them, it will be difficult for you to see. You should always wet your lenses before you begin the cleaning process. It is also important to remember that you do not have to dip your eyeglasses into a sink filled with water. You can simply turn the water on and hold your eyeglasses underneath them for a few seconds.

As the water is running, you will probably see a variety of dirt and debris sliding off the lenses. Use a small amount of soap on the lenses to effectively clean them, but you should only use a microfiber cloth to dry the glasses after you have rinsed them.

How to clean Lenses that have Anti Reflective Coating

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In conclusion, the benefits of anti-reflective coating on eyeglass lenses are undeniable, providing enhanced visibility and clarity in various lighting conditions. However, proper cleaning is essential to maintain the integrity of the coating and ensure optimal performance. Avoiding common mistakes such as cleaning dry lenses, using harsh cleaners, or rubbing lenses with inappropriate materials is crucial to prevent damage. Convenient options such as cleaning sprays with microfiber cloth, or pre-moistened lens wipes, offer practical solutions for on-the-go maintenance. By following these cleaning practices, wearers can preserve the functionality and longevity of their anti-reflective coating, ensuring clear vision and optimal comfort. For further guidance on AR coating maintenance and cleaning techniques, contact us for expert assistance.

  1. Fox says:

    When you say “soap” does that include regular ole dish washing liquid soap?

  2. Connie Jacobs says:

    are Zeiss lens wipes safe to use on antiglare glasses

  3. Nice post. I was checking continuously this
    blog and I am inspired! Extremely useful information specifically the last part πŸ™‚ I handle such information a lot.

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    lengthy time. Thanks and good luck.

  4. Celia says:

    Hi. I have these microfiber lens wipes. It has isopropyl alcohol, water, and fragrance( I don’t smell fragrance though). Will these be good for on the go? Or will they damage lenses? I use soap and water at home.

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