bump this thread when your glasses are disgustingly filthy

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Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 November 2021 10:10 (one week ago) link

This happened to me when I was at the opticians last week.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 22 November 2021 10:31 (one week ago) link

The optician was like "well, as long as they're not scratched..."

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 22 November 2021 10:32 (one week ago) link

lol. I have those satin cloths for cleaning mine but I always end up cleaning them on my top or something.

suggest bainne (gyac), Monday, 22 November 2021 10:59 (one week ago) link

i have about 5 of those cloths in a drawer and i use my shirt because i don't want to get up

Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 November 2021 11:04 (one week ago) link

I don't have any of those cloths. Just cleaned my glasses on my sweatshirt.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 22 November 2021 11:13 (one week ago) link

I use Zeiss individual lens wipes which I find are the most effective at cleaning. The problem is that then every new blemish becomes unbearable and you get through them really quickly.

I always worry that just using my shirt will scratch the lens - and my glasses cost a shocking amount of money.

Luna Schlosser, Monday, 22 November 2021 11:18 (one week ago) link

I guess I have pretty good sight after all, if I'm able to see through these.

StanM, Monday, 22 November 2021 11:27 (one week ago) link

When I realized how filthy I was letting my glasses get, I stowed the little cleaning cloths everywhere (home, sunglasses case, briefcase, office, car, etc.) so I would always have one handy.

hocus pocus, alakazam (PBKR), Monday, 22 November 2021 11:57 (one week ago) link

always

certified juice therapist (harbl), Monday, 22 November 2021 12:03 (one week ago) link

I used to think this was mainly for the sake of appearance, but recently I cleaned mine after too long and it was like I'd had cataracts removed.

Alba, Monday, 22 November 2021 13:16 (one week ago) link

the anti-glare coated lens are so much harder to clean iirc. No matter how thoroughly you wipe them there are always smudges.

calzino, Monday, 22 November 2021 13:37 (one week ago) link

My eye doctor will give me a cloth and cleaning fluid that works real well, but about 6 months later I'll go re-up and buy one of the cleaning kits from CVS (because the eye doctor is located kinda far away) and it just feels like I'm pushing grease around to different areas on the lens.

peace, man, Monday, 22 November 2021 13:38 (one week ago) link

bump

ciderpress, Monday, 22 November 2021 14:38 (one week ago) link

I curse myself for not pouring all my disposable income towards laser surgery when I was a younger man. And contacts are just a pain in the ass

I have an ultrasonic cleaner I occasionally dump my glasses in. It cleans them but it doesn't keep them clean, so it's back to square one shunting that lil smudge around the lens

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 22 November 2021 14:41 (one week ago) link

I got assessed for laser but both my prescription and pupil size both mean I’m not suitable, sad. Truly hate wearing glasses and lenses both.

suggest bainne (gyac), Monday, 22 November 2021 14:50 (one week ago) link

The coating on my lenses has failed after two-ish years, so even clean mine are like looking through a misty haze. Not thrilled but also not insured at the moment. This thread did make me find some spray and clean them, at least.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Monday, 22 November 2021 15:25 (one week ago) link

I have a liquid lens cleaner solution from Boots taht I got in a deal 2 for one or something So I have a load of teh stuff. Then clean using a cloth handkerchief.

Stevolende, Monday, 22 November 2021 16:53 (one week ago) link

i'm on year number 2 or so of wearing glasses, maybe 3.

you know what gets them dirty every single day? my fucking eyelashes! took me forever to figure out what was causing it, but apparently my nasty little eyelashes are making my glasses filthy as well

just staying (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 November 2021 16:58 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah, constantly just flicking grease around every time I blink.

peace, man, Monday, 22 November 2021 17:11 (one week ago) link

My latest pair of glasses are a GREASE MAGNET or my face is just real greasy I dont know which but GAH they are NEVER CLEAN. And because they are MULTIFOCALs this just makes it worse.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 07:46 (one week ago) link

You can get sterile eyelid and eyelash wipes that might help with this.

Luna Schlosser, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 09:29 (one week ago) link

Wait are you people’s eyelashes really long or are you wearing your glasses right up against your face?

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 14:28 (one week ago) link

The couple times my eyelashes brushed against my glasses it freaked me out.

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 14:29 (one week ago) link

It's my stupid bushy eyebrows that's the prob for me

Chicks and Ducks and Geese better scurry (Ste), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 14:55 (one week ago) link

And there's that old favorite: Accidentally smacking yourself in the face and getting a smushed eyeprint on the lens.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:04 (one week ago) link

I just started wearing glasses not too long ago. I got anti-glare lenses in an attempt to stave off having to stop driving at night for at least a few more years, and the coating is already worn off.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:14 (one week ago) link

I didn't realise you could see an anti-glare coating. I have one apparently, but I'm not sure how I can tell or what difference it really makes.

Luna Schlosser, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:46 (one week ago) link

i have abnormally long eyelashes so they do contribute to making my glasses disgusting

certified juice therapist (harbl), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:50 (one week ago) link

this is one reason why I quit wearing glasses tbh.

a few times mine got so filthy they appeared on the cover of Nasty Detritus magazine

Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:08 (one week ago) link

xp You have to hold the lens just right.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:20 (one week ago) link

i also have long eyelashes. i try to keep them clean?! i'm realizing, i mean, i don't put extra time into taking care of my eyelashes in the shower. i just kind of hit them with the soap and face wash along with all the shampoo and conditioner flying around, hoping that they won't be so filthy

just staying (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:31 (one week ago) link

(which reminds me of an old friend who caught some shit because she said she never washed her feet, but would instead just let the water and soap falling down from the rest of the body do the work. i do believe in washing feet, giving them a little scrub)

just staying (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:32 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah, I rarely actively wash my feet.

Alba, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:03 (one week ago) link

wash between your toes folks it's disgusting in there, "ambient washing" does not do the trick

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:06 (one week ago) link

unless you really love foot odor i guess

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:07 (one week ago) link

Even a man
Who is pure
And says his prayers by night
Can have a stank foot

Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:22 (one week ago) link

Weirdly my feet barely smell (I am not relying on my own nose for this). Maybe it help that my toes are quite gappy.

Alba, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:28 (one week ago) link

Look at Alba, always boasting about his toe gap.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:46 (one week ago) link

pov of the view from behind my glasses

https://i.imgur.com/RTXiiJ8.jpg

just staying (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:54 (one week ago) link

I've heard anecdotally that bill gates is well known for his disgustingly filthy glasses

Maybe that's why Melinda walked

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 19:29 (one week ago) link


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