Can I use alcohol-based wipes on my new glasses?
July 31, 2014 10:36 AM Subscribe
I have these glasses wipes that I *love* (Flents Wipe 'n Clear). I used them to clean my old glasses with anti-glare coating all the time and never suffered any ill effects. Is it safe to use them on my new glasses?
I have a new pair of glasses with standard poly anti-glare lenses from Lenscrafters. (I have no idea what my old glasses were made of - they're 5 years old. But I do know they had an anti-glare coating!) I know, I know, the box says check with your Optician before use. I did! But I mostly got a confused shrug and a "Why don't you buy our wipes?" sales pitch, which, no thanks.
Spray-on cleaner + microfiber cloth works OK, but I often get other gunk on my glasses (hair spray, etc.) that combo just doesn't clean. It's also a pain to carry around in my purse.
The ingredients for the wipes are: water, isopropyl alcohol, and detergent.
Is there any reason to think these wipes would be harmful to my new glasses when they weren't on my old ones? Should I risk it? Is there something that works just as well AND is just as portable as these wipes that I should try?